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Lombard Street, San Francisco

back in the 1920's this stretch of Lombard Street proved too steep for the cars of the era to climb, so the gradient was softened by introducing a zig-zag pattern on the sudden slope...this day there was an endless procession of cars going down the so-called 'crookedest street in the world'...all driving slowly...very slowly

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Long Bach Nguyen04-Sep-2011 14:55
I see you made to SF and captured this iconic street...nicely done.
larose forest photos12-May-2011 16:17
Oh yes, this is a famous street. Have not seen it for decades! Love your perspective and crisply detailed view. VV
XiaoBernard9912-May-2011 15:19
Vroum vroum I know this way presented in a lot of movies.I understand why they drive so slowly
Paco López09-May-2011 07:53
Excellent compo and pov! V!
borisalex09-May-2011 06:53
Wonderful perspective on this so famous place and it seems the drivers are very careful with all that expensive cars! V.
Cindi Smith09-May-2011 03:59
Lots of tourists on the most crooked street in the world. :)
FrankB09-May-2011 00:21
great capture...illustrative...I recall the strain walking it!....V :)
Mairéad08-May-2011 21:37
You wouldn't want the brakes to fail! Great shot with those long shadows.
Apostolos Tikopoulos08-May-2011 21:15
Excellent San Francisco atmosphere. V.
Colin Storey08-May-2011 20:47
Love the light and shadows in this image of this famous road. v
marie-jose wolff08-May-2011 20:00
very steep indeed, beautiful and interesting street shot! V
Peter Sussex08-May-2011 19:40
It looks still quite steep:) Wonderful shot, do like the lady taking photos as well. V
janescottcumming08-May-2011 19:28
This was one of the places I missed while in San Francisco. Your wonderful shot of this crooked road has convinced me I need to go back and revisit this wonderful city. V
bill friedlander08-May-2011 19:09
Yes, lots of cars, and lots of photographers. Good thing they don't get ice in winter:) Lovely shot to include the surrounding features. V
Jess. ( Lady.D.)08-May-2011 19:08
Some classy real estate over looking this very attractive and popular road. and yes you do go slow:-) Neat perspective on this David...
Walter Otto Koenig08-May-2011 18:34
The mechanics must love this road as this is a great way to wear out brake pads and rotors. Your shot really shows how steep this is, and nice that you got the photographer with a reach in the frame as well.
Gerard Koehl08-May-2011 18:31
Superbe... V
Jim Coffman08-May-2011 18:21
Wow you have really captured the essence of San Francisco! V
Johnny JAG08-May-2011 16:47
I bet you got a better angle than the lady in the shot.
Carol Rollins08-May-2011 16:26
Very good shot! I've been there and done that. Wonderful image. ~
Hans Koot08-May-2011 14:57
you caught such a moment, it made me laugh, very good!
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