During my recent trip to San Francisco, I made sure I made a trip to see the “Painted Ladies.” on Steiner St. I first remember seeing them in the opening credits from the television show Full House. I loved them from that point on and always said I would go see them.
Wikepedia: In American architecture, painted ladies are Victorian and Edwardian houses and buildings painted in three or more colors that embellish or enhance their architectural details. The term was first used for San Francisco Victorian houses by writers Elizabeth Pomada and Michael Larsen in their 1978 book Painted Ladies -San Francisco’s Resplendent Victorians.
^^^ Good definition from Wikepedia. ^^^
These homes are beautiful, but as I can see from pictures in the past, the colors aren’t as vibrant as they used to be. They’ve become more muted and blend in more with the rest of the city.
I do envy their owners though. To live in such a beautiful setting. The city scapes, Alamo park across the street.
One thing I’m sure of though, this beauty comes with a price. Always having onlookers come to see these homes. They’re always being photographed. I’ve read that people knock on their doors and want tours. Privacy I’m sure is an issue. I noticed that not one home had their blinds open.
I can now cross this off my bucket list. I love the city of San Francisco and I know I’ll be back to explore more of the hidden gems along with some other popular sites too.
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