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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Lombard Street

This is the famous Lombard Street in San Francisco, Calif.


It is said to be the crookedest street in the world. Built in 1922, the design was intended to reduce the hills natural 27% grade. It is about 600 feet long and is paved with red bricks. The sign at the top recommends 5 mph. It is lined in flowers and greenery and is beautiful but because of the tourist is have become bit of a hazard.
Lombard Street

But how about going down it on a skateboard with no brakes?

Not for the weak hearted



Nancy said...

It's been featured in a lot of movies, but I simply cannot imagine driving (let alone living) on a hill like that.

Chatty Crone said...

I have gone down it twice driving - but that skateboard has everything beat.

Granny Annie said...

Don't you wonder how the camera person was following? Car? Motorcycle? Skateboard? Now that would be the real feat if the person filming was on a skateboard too. LOL

Bev said...

Cool!!! I think we toured down it...but you view is great!!

Far Side of Fifty said...

I would like to see that someday:)

Lady Di Tn said...

On my bucket list. Peace

silverlight said...

been down it many times. hey, tourists: it is not an amusement ride.