Monday, October 8, 2012

California Trip: San Francisco Part 1

We started off our trip with checking out landmarks like Billionaire Row. I had to get a photo of Danielle Steel's house because she's my mom's favorite author and I just so happen to be named after her. The first leg of the trip was all about the views, you'll see what I mean...
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Danielle's Steel's House
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View from the top of one of the streets on Billionaire Row.
For those of you who don't know, Billionaire Row is in the Pacific Heights and it's one of the most expensive neighborhoods. If you stroll down B.R you'll see the mansions of people such as the University of Phoenix heir- Peter Sperling, Levi Strauss heir Peter Haus, and Getty Oil heir Gordon Getty.
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Next up was Alamo Square- home of the Painted Ladies,
where the famous opening credits of Full House was filmed.
I was a huge Full House fan so this was pretty awesome to see in person. Admit it, you were too.
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Then we went to Buena Vista Park where we hiked through the trails
and saw some more amazing views of the city.
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View from Buena Vista Park
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We drove along the twisty, curvy roads and finally made it to Lands End lookout which is at the top of a mountain. 
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We visited the site of the Sutro Baths which back in the day were really amazing. A couple was actually posing for wedding photos down below but you can't see them because the fog was starting to roll in at this point. 
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The Palace of Fine Arts was an beautiful sight to see too. It was built in 1915 and the architecture is gorgeous. It reminded me of a building that you would see in Italy. 

11 comments:

  1. Looks like a beautiful visit to the city!

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    Brooke

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  2. Beautiful city! I love seeing celebrity homes for some reason???

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  3. I love this! It's now on my list to go and see. I think it's funny you were named after Danielle Steel she's one of my moms favorite too. My brother was named after Luke from General Hospital...Luke and Laura. Had my dad not stepped in I would be named after another character from GH too.

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  4. OMG What an amazing experience. It all looks so beautiful! And I love the photo of the houses from Full House. Yes, I admit it, I watched the show ALL the time. I loved it growing up. :) Billionaire's row? Insane, from the photo you took, it looks like the houses are HUGE.
    So glad you had a good time. :)

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  5. Yes, I was def a fan of the Tanner household. ;) What a great time - I can't even wrap my head around the square footage of the homes on Billionaire Row - I'm sure they have a staff to take care of it, but still!

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    1. All of the homes had beautiful flower gardens and intricate landscaping details. They definitely have a staff of gardeners!

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  6. Loved the pics - had never heard of Billionaire Row before. The Palace of Fine Arts is gorgeous - I can't stop looking at it!

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    1. The Palace is beautiful, there are so many little details. Not something you see much of anymore, especially in the US.

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  7. Your pictures make me miss SF so much (I used to live there :). Hope it's all wonderful!

    Red Soles and Red Wine

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