San Francisco, CA
February 29, 2016
Lombard Street is a must-see for any first time visitor to San Francisco. Yes, it's super touristy, but for good reason: it's dope and unique. Where else are you going to see a street this crooked, or this pretty?
I went just before sunset, not even knowing it's a great place to catch it or to overlook the city. Good luck for me.
That said, there are soooo many rules just to walk or drive/ride down the street! LOL!
Kinda random: the best thing about having a camera isn't the images I capture, but the people I meet while trying to capture images. I was standing at the top of the Lombard, about to walk down and an older gentleman suggested I wait. He and his buddies-- all with cameras ans tripods in tow-- are retirees, and in their downtime, which they have a lot of, they shoot the city. He told me to "just wait, and watch". The sun was setting behind us, the street lights came on, and the effect was that the white/beige city in front of us turned pink (see below). Nice touch.
Finally, I got to the bottom of Lombard to capture this iconic view. The sunset was so beautiful. Super pink, but it didn't show up on my camera. (I'm still learning.)
Everyone always talks about the "Crooked-ness" of the street. I don't think most people realize there are (HUGE) houses on it. I mean, I guess you know what you're signing up for when you move on a famous street, but still, these residents are invaded with tourists every single day. That's got to get on their nerves.
A couple of street signs. The traditional one and the old school one. If you hang out in the historic districts of old cities, sometimes you'll see signs for street names on the sidewalks.
Images provided by Demetria Lucas D'Oyley. All rights reserved.