September 17, 2011

The Crookedest Street in the World

If we could find a way to bring Lewis Carroll back to life, I would want to transport him to San Francisco. I have a feeling he would appreciate the madcap up and down streets, and take a mathematician's interest in the curves of Lombard Street.

In a park a block away from the top of Lombard street, a reminder of Harvey Milk's legacy. The pooper scooper law (passed in 1978) that he made part of his campaign, referenced in a lighthearted sequence in 2008's Milk.

 At the top of the Crookedest Street in the World.

The building in the distance is Coit Tower.

Gingerly making the turns to combat the 27-degree downhill grade.

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