Friday, July 6, 2018

Houses of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA, USA
I love interesting architecture. I think that's why I miss Russia so much and I hate living in the suburbs. I guess a lot of the houses in San Francisco look similar to one another, but I think I'd rather take a 1920s house over one of those manufactured houses you see today. After we went to Muir Woods we realized we could stop by the painted ladies without going too far out of our way. We luckily found street parking right near it and walked up to the hill. There were not nearly as many people here last time I came, but again the weather was kind of crappy. Also, can I just be honest. If you're going to take a picture of something please take the picture and move so other people can have a chance. Some guy walked right in front of me while I was taking photos and just stood there. Luckily he was nice when I asked him to move but still!
People get the Painted Ladies confused with the Full House house, and although they do show it in the intro, it's not the same house. The Full House house is located at 1709 Broderick St. while the Painted Ladies are located on Steiner Street right across from Alamo Park. They are not hard to miss. You know what else is on Steiner Street? The Mrs. Doubtfire House. Unfortunately, I still have yet to see it, but my sister said she saw it. I was just in awe at some of the houses on the street and the fact that people are actually rich enough to live in them. I can't even afford rent while paying off my college loans. I have a dream that one day I'll buy a house in San Francisco.
Later that night it was really nice out so I suggested that we just walk around one of the neighborhoods because I wanted to walk but also take pictures of the houses. When we'd see a house for sale we'd try to guess how much it was being sold for. The cheapest we saw was $1 million, and it was not a nice looking house either! I decided though, if life keeps me in the suburbs and I'm lucky enough to build a house I'm going to ask for the floor plans of my aunt and uncles house because their layout is my dream home! I wonder if I can get that done in Russia too. ;)
I didn't take nearly as many photos as I would have liked on this trip. I think I might be going through a slightly depressive episode where I just don't find enjoyment in photography. On our last day in San Francisco we went to the Ferry Building and I had the most amazing sparkling wine. I think it was the N.V. Bernard Rondeau Vin du Bugey-Cerdon from Savoie, France. Later on Megan and I took the city bus from my aunt and uncle's house to Haight-Ashbury. Taking public transportation wasn't nearly as scary as I thought it would be, and Google maps is great for helping you get around. We finished our last night with an amazing salad, salmon, and root mashed potato with vegetables we got from the Ferry Building. My uncle even opened a bottle of wine from 1997! It's crazy to think I drank a wine from an era where I wasn't even close to the drinking age. San Francisco is my favorite city in the USA, and I cannot wait to go back!
What's your favorite thing to do in San Francisco?

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  1. These houses are all so charming! You can't go wrong with a brightly-painted Victorian.

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    1. I'm so in love with them. I always wanted to live in a Victorian.

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  2. So many interesting houses! I also love those giant snails.

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    1. The houses are so unique! I wish they'd build them like that in the midwest. The giant snails were so cute!

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