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Alamo Square, San Francisco, California

 
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blackangel_66's pictureby blackangel_66 History & Culture travel tip
added on the 20th of June, 2010
The Square gives the most beautiful view in the whole city. One can see it on many postcards.

One especially beautiful view is towards Steiner street, with the famous houses, the 'painted ladies'. They are also called the Victorian houses, but only because of the age they were built in, not because of the style.

You van see pictures on these beautifully designed houses (painted spades shape, hearts or bottles) that used to indicate that the houses were places for gambling, taverns or brothels. Nice! :)

Don't miss the Shoe Garden on Alamo Square. Go prepared, bring an old shoe, put some earth and a plant and put add the plant on the shoe to the collection of the garden. ;) It's a lot of fun.

Price:
Both the watching and the planting are free.

Opening Hours:
All day, but the best is in daylight.

 
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cipristb wrote on Jun 21, 2010 2:28:
I saw more of these 'painted ladies' on Lafayette Square, California Street and Liberty Street. You just can't stop making photos!Reply
 
 
 
 
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