Lombard Street in San Francisco

Lombard Street is one of the main thoroughfares in San Francisco, but the most interesting part is the 400-metre stretch between Hyde and Leavenworth streets considered the crookedest street in the world. The idea to build eight sharp turns was born in 1922 and was designed to solve the problem of too steep stretch of the road. Thanks to its originality Lombard Street became a tourist attraction and many visitors try to ride a car or any other vehicle down the switchback section.

The crookedest part of Lombard Street.

The crookedest part of Lombard Street.

Down the hill.

Down the hill.

Steepest part of Lombard Street.

Steepest part of Lombard Street.

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