Stairways in San Francisco
My first exploration outside downtown guided me to a place that is really heaven on earth. A street that is not a street, but a serie of stairways, surrounded by beautiful gardens maintained by the local residents, who's houses lie on the sides of this boardwalk, which appears to be a well kept secret as much as a place accessible to any curious visitor. Signs with street names along the stairways try to convince us against common logic that the hill did not interrupt the streets continuing on the opposite hillside. Look at the photo on the intersection Filbert and Montgomery: behind me, Filbert doesn't continue (next photo), so it is really the staircase itself that is indicated as Filbert St. This mythical promenade I first made a dusk, I had to do it again by daylight to take some pictures. I could go back hundred times and still would like to scream out loud "you live in the most beautiful city in the world!"
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Les escaliers de Filbert St. menant à Coit Tower
Stairway from Filbert St. going to Coit Tower
Escaliers de Filbert St. menant vers Coit Tower
Filbert St. stairway going to Coit Tower
Escalier partant de l'Embarcadero vers Coit Tower
Stairway from Embarcadero to Coit Tower
Plaque de l'escalier Filbert, de la place Darrell et de Napier Lane, à l'honneur de Grace Marchant
Panel on Filbert Steps, Darrell Place and Napier Lane, to the honor of Grace Marchant
Napier Lane
Napier Lane
Napier Lane
Napier Lane
Escalier en fleurs
Flourish stairway
Jolie maison du coin
Nice house around the place
Fleurs blanches de l'escalier Filbert
White flowers from the Filbert steps
Fleurs blanches
White flowers
Fleur pêche de l'escalier Filbert
Peach flower from Filbert steps
Fleurs rouges et mauves de l'escalier Filbert
Red and mauve flowers from Filbet steps
Place Darrell
Darrell Place
Fleurs orangées de l'escalier Filbert
Orange flowers from the Filbert steps
Coit Tower là-haut
Coit Tower up there
Escaliers de Filbert, intersection Filbert et Montgomery St.
Filbert Steps, Filbert and Montgomery St. intersection
Quais vus de l'intersection Filbert et Montgomery St.
Piers seen from Filbert and Montgomery St. intersection
Les escaliers se tordent, mais sont toujours aussi bien décorés
Steps are crooked, yet as nicely decorated
Coit Tower vu de l'escalier Filbert
Coit Tower from Filbert Steps

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