Monday, 16 June 2014

The Painted Ladies of Alamo Square, San Francisco

After a slow-paced breakfast in Haight-Ashbury, we walked to Alamo Square in search of the postcard perfect Painted Ladies. In the middle of the Square is a park, which happens to be up a hill - hardly surprising considering we were in San Francisco... There were a lot of dog walkers, and Mums with toddlers in the play area. After walking around most of the Square unsure of whether we'd seen the famous Ladies or not, we grabbed a bench, and I journalled whilst snacking on jelly beans from the Pier. Ash took out our guidebook, and after studying the photos, we realised that none of the houses we'd seen were 'the ones.' I think that really says something about the area we were in - all of the houses are SO beautiful. (Check out this one which The Blog Academy girls came across during their stay in SF!)

We decided to explore from street level instead of the park, and on our way downhill, we spotted them. We wasted 20 minutes taking silly photos and enjoying the sunshine, wishing we had frozen coffees and a picnic. 

For more from our San Francisco trip, click here.

1 comment:

  1. Oh man, those houses!! They're absolutely stunning.

    I can empathize with you. My partner and I usually get hideously lost for about an hour before finding what we were meant to be looking at too. I hope you have a lovely time in Zante!