Drive By in the Presidio neighborhood, San Francisco

Last week, while vacationing with my daughter, I had a bucket list of my own. Our family activities included the legendary Alcatraz tour, traveling down Hwy 1 to Carmel-By-The-Sea, Monterey and Big Sur, eating good eats from food trucks and moving my daughter to a slighter larger place (Whoopee! Grandchild #1 is on the way!). One of the top priorities for me personally, was to walk through beautiful neighborhoods in San Francisco. I am always amazed at how VERTICAL everything is built there, and how they are built on the steep slopes that eventually take you down to the bay. And the manicured manner in which they keep their homes is amazing! I noticed lots of diamond patterns in their lush greenery, from hedges that are trimmed that way (top photo), to the ivy trails along brick fences (bottom photo). How about that ”Dr. Seuss-ish” tree on the corner!? You can see our ”puppy” (London) checking it out, too.


Trying out new camera walking around the neighbourhood and thought the clothes on the line were worth taking.  Area is called the Hydrostone built around 1920s after explosion.  Majority row houses with back alleys.  This is taken in the back alley.  Fronts have wide boulevards so lots of trees and grass around.  Lovely area of the city.