Glorious Architecture of San Francisco

“Painted ladies” is a term used for Victorian and Edwardian houses and buildings painted in three or more colors that embellish or enhance their architectural details. The term was first used for San Francisco Victorian houses by writers Elizabeth Pomada and Michael Larsen in their 1978 book Painted Ladies – San Francisco’s Resplendent Victorians.

Wiki on Painted Ladies

On a trip a few years ago in San Francisco I walked miles and miles and ended up in the famous area of the city with the elegant Victorian Houses you see in the gallery below. It is a challenge photographing on the narrow streets, so the angles are kind of interesting.

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