After spending a couple of days in Berkeley and Oakland and checking out the Golden Gate Bridge, Toby's cousin took us on a driving tour of Pacific Heights and Lombard Street. We didn't have time to stop and walk around, because our final destination of the weekend was San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood and we wanted to have plenty of time there, but I managed to grab a couple of snapshots through the window of the car.

Pacific Heights is entirely residential as far as I could tell, and it was full of pretty houses, pretty houses, and more pretty houses. The architecture was stunning; there were lots of bricks and columns, and there was ivy crawling all over the place. It's definitely a neighborhood I'd want to go back to and explore on foot someday.


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Gorgeous ocean views (the hill we were driving down in this photo was a lot steeper than it looks; Joy might have screamed a little as we went over the edge. I wanted to throw my hands up and pretend like I was in a roller coaster, but there wasn't room). 
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san francisco pacific heights

san francisco pacific heights

san francisco pacific heights

san francisco pacific heights
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Love this garage. 


It was a bit trickier to take pictures of Lombard Street from the car, especially because it's just a series of loopdeeloop switchbacks so the scenery kept changing, but I did my best.


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Can you imagine living on that street? With people and cars all over the place all the time? Way too claustrophobic for me. However, some of the houses did have sweet patios and ocean views, so I guess it's just a matter of priorities. I mean, who am I to poo poo million-dollar houses along one of the top tourist destinations in San Francisco? 

All right, that's it for now. Next up: North Beach!

Happy TGIF, fizzles.