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The Most Crooked Street

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 1 May 2008 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Known as the most crooked street in San Francisco, Lombard Street, between Hyde Street and Leavenworth Street is a one-way street that has eight switchbacks or turns. The street is paved with red bricks and the speed limit is 5 m.p.h. Since I could not get up any higher from below Lombard Street to actually show the street from top to bottom, I thought it was fitting that I caught a number of cars heading down at the same time. As popular as you may think the street is to tourists, there weren't many cars traveling down the street.

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Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

Very unusual and interesting. What a fun street to drive on. Great image.

1 May 2008 6:52am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Very interesting street.

1 May 2008 8:54am

Ina from Krugersdorp, South Africa

This is really something! You have captured it well - magnificent!

1 May 2008 12:20pm

MJ from Delaware, United States

That is amazing... great composition...

1 May 2008 12:56pm

Elisa from Massachusetts, United States

that's crooked! great image! I wonder how long will it take to go down?

1 May 2008 4:48pm

pLusOne from Cheonan, South Korea

wow nice scenery. wonder how they drive out of that street. it looks not so easy to do that. ^^;;

1 May 2008 5:20pm

MaryB from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Wow! now that is original, a great shot Steven.

1 May 2008 11:47pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Very funny (for the watcher) and a torture (for the driver) :)

3 May 2008 12:14am

Alun Lambert from Cheshire, United Kingdom

good shot

3 May 2008 6:16pm

ManuelaR from Hainburg, Germany

Oh yes! I remember well this street when we last visited SF, unfortunately it was shortly after "el nino": the weather was very wet and the road along the coast was damaged... oh well! I guess this would be a good excuse to return :)
Well captured and I still wonder how they can drive down, especially because americans seem to love big cars...

4 May 2008 11:55am

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

First time I've seen this street and what a fascinating sight. A good way to cut down on traffic speed, too!

4 May 2008 7:24pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

Good shot! (Yes, I'm back from my trip!)

5 May 2008 8:34pm