San Francisco – Lombard Street

Best known for a landscaped section of 8 sharp turns, Lombard Street is also known as the “crookedest street in the world”. According to wikipedia, this “born out of necessity in order to reduce the hill’s natural 27% grade, which was too steep for most vehicles to climb.”

The crooked section of Lombard Street, consisting of 8 sharp turns.
The view from the top of the crooked section of Lombard Street. The Coit Tower and the Bay Bridge are visible in the background.
Lombard Street as seen from the top of the crooked section.

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