I have been writing this post but I completely forgot about it… I normally try to post in chronological order . So, the post about Mission San Rafael and Mission Sonoma should had been posted after this one..But does it matter ? Not really !!
San Francisco is great for his architecture especially the Victorian style. Despite earthquakes and fires, thousands of ornate , late 19th century houses still line the streets of SF.
“Painted ladies” is a term in American architecture used for Victorian and Edwardian houses and buildings painted in three or more colors that embellish or enhance their architectural details. About 48,000 houses in the Victorian and Edwardian styles were built in San Francisco between 1849 and 1915 (with the change from Victorian to Edwardian occurring on the death of Queen Victoria in 1901), and many were painted in bright colors. One of the best-known groups of “Painted Ladies” is the row of Victorian houses at 710–720 Steiner Street, across from Alamo Square park, in San Francisco. It is sometimes known as “Postcard Row.”
I would walk miles and miles to admire those beautiful houses. I can only imagine living in one of those. I think this is part of what makes SF such a beautiful city. I did not mention yet but while we were there ( end of September/beginning of October) the weather was fantastic. We got to experience very warm day ( above 30 Celcius ). So I would say, this time of the year is perfect for traveling.
For once, we got to see the Golden Gate bridge completely. Often , fog is present but during our visit the sky was blue without one cloud. We decided that we would walk the bridge. Pedestrians and cyclists can cross the bridge . Many tourists like to do it and I am sure locals do the same.
The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate strait, the mile-wide, three-mile-long channel between San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. It opened in 1937. It is 1.7 miles /2.7 km long. On the picture below, you see my little traveling bee , coming with me on my traveling adventures.
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