They said that the Painted Ladies is one of the “must see” sites in San Francisco. So we thought why should we miss it when we were so close to it.
These Victorian era structures got their nickname because of the number of colours used to decorate their exteriors. Frankly speaking I was not taken in by what I saw.
I found the surroundings more interesting. Like the park in front of it. Liked this water fountain with spouts at different levels to suit all age groups.
This guy in the park was engrossed in his creative work.
He chose this spot as he had a good view of the city.
There were these dog walkers who were enjoying a sun bath while the dogs basked and frolicked with each other.
One of them decided to take a stroll all by himself. He too (like me) was not impressed by the “painted Ladies” as he was walking in the opposite direction.
We were back on the main road.
While we waited for the “Big Bus”, the change over conductor (who was also waiting for the bus) gave us some tips about how to travel in the Hop on Hop off Bus.
Graffities on the wall break the monotony of the plain walls.
Some 45 RPM records in a shop window. About four decades ago this area thrived when the Hippie culture was in full swing.
Noticed this eating joint
And a few shops next to it was another one.
Lombardia Street had some lovely houses.
The tiles on the roof of the house. Even though they were decorative, they reflected the light well to give a good contrast against the green leaves.
I found these combination standpipes at the entrance of many buildings. These standpipe systems are designed to deliver a prescribed amount of water at a prescribed pressure to the top most outlet. This one was well polished.
Ending this post with this lovely house which I managed to frame and click when the vehicle stopped momentorily.