Tuesday, July 28, 2009

California Collision: The Painted Ladies

Does this row of homes look familiar? If you watched the late 1980s and early 1990s situation comedy "Full House," they should. They appeared during the open credits of the popular show.

These San Francisco homes are known as the Painted Ladies, although sometimes they are referred to as Postcard Row.

I took this photograph from the top of a doubledecker tour bus. As far as I can gather, there are three such companies in San Francisco, the idea is you hop on one bus, hop off, and hot back on. As you read in my previous California Collision post, we hopped off at the Golden Gate Bridge--and we waited a very long time for our bus. And waited. Luckily, we were able to talk our way into a ride back to the city with a competing service.

The lesson here is not to scam your way onto another bus. Just find out which company in San Francisco has the most tour buses.

Next: Union Square

Earlier posts:

San Francisco and the military
Mission San Francisco de Asís
San Francisco's sea lions
San Francisco's blues mural
San Francisco: Cable cars

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