First stop… Twin Peaks
Rising some 925 feet, these 2 hills are nearly in the geographical center of San Francisco’s 49 square miles. (baycityguide.com)
Views beyond the city include the Golden Gate Bridge
and East Bay.
The birthplace of the counter culture, the Haight Ashbury community is still creative and diverse. The inspiration of the 1960s lives on today.
Lombard Street is the crookedest street in the world with 8 sharp turns on a 40-degree slope. The switchbacks were built in the 1920s to handle traffic descending the steep incline. (baycityguide.com)
After traveling down the iconic street we park our car, second from the partial car on the left.
And walk up a very steep street to capture the famous view.
What goes up must come down.
Going down is not as easy as it looks!
We drive around in search of a cable car.
The cable car was introduced on August 2, 1873 by wire-cable manufacturer, Andrew Hallidie, who witnessed an accident in which a horse-drawn carriage rolled backward on a steep incline, dragging the horses behind it.
The advent of the cable car promoted the possibility of building on San Francisco’s steep hills. Until the earthquake of 1906 and the fires that destroyed the system, cable cars were the primary mode of transportation. Following the earthquake, a municipal railway replaced most cable car lines. (baycityguide.com)