When we were in San Francisco we fell in love with the cable car system of transport. We had to queue for a while to get on at the top of Hyde St where there is a turn table.
Men physically turn the car around on this turn table.
We were standing on the back veranda and we watched the bay and Alcatraz disappear as we climbed one of the many steep hills in SFO.
We alighted at the top of the famous Lombard St., which has many switchback curves to negotiate before getting to the next block at the bottom. See below. You can also see Coit tower on the hill. A memorial to Lillie Coit, who left her fortune to the city for beautification.
Looking up Lombard St from the bottom.The street is open for one way traffic. This stretch of road has been used in many movies.
We hopped on the next cable car, which rumbled over the hill and proceeded to the Cable Car Barn & Museum.
After touring the museum we climbed aboard another cable car to go back to our hotel. Bill chose to hang on the outside. I was hoping he would still be there when we got to the bottom of the steep hill.
We passed Grant St the centre of China Town.
Then clattered on down the hill towards the Bay Bridge and our hotel. It was great fun.