One of the most famous neighborhoods in San Francisco is Alamo Square. It is basically a large green park on a hill. At the bottom of the hill is a series of colorful houses known as the Painted Ladies (more specifically, Postcard Row). In the ten years I have lived here, I had never visited, until recently. It is definitely worth dropping by for a few pictures if you are in the area.
My friend Kristen was driving, so I got to take this picture out of the window (and no other drivers were harmed). She is an amazing parallel parker, which is a skill that comes in handy in the city. Unfortunately, I was born without this gene.
Note to self: I should ask my friends if they want to appear on the blog occasionally, so I am not just mentioning random people. You know, so you can put a name with the face. Do you ask for people's permission before you include them on your blog?
You have arrived at your destination (says the navigation system).
From this angle, there is a great view of the city (with the Transamerica Pyramid in the background).
Interesting fact (from Wikipedia): In 2010, the first Painted Lady in 35 years was put up for sale, (with) the asking price of $3,999,999. Yowza!
I am cracking up here because I am playing the intro to Full House on my phone. Kristen wanted to see the homes in the credits. Perhaps this made a person or two stare.
Just in case you have no idea what I am talking about, you can watch below. You won't see the actual Painted Ladies until near the end, but the various hairstyles of John Stamos throughout the life of the show makes it worth viewing.