"This is the violet hour, the hour of hush and wonder, when the affectations glow and valor is reborn, when the shadows deepen along the edge of the forest and we believe that, if we watch carefully, at any moment we may see the unicorn."

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Down and Up the Lyon Street Steps..(and then down and up again)!

Suki asked if I would photograph the Street Sign the next time I use the Lyon Street Steps as my *personal StairMaster*.....so today, I did!  Come along as I go down 150 steps - then up - then down then....well, you get it!  A-ha-ha!

 At the very top..... looking out at SF Bay and Tiburon in the distant background.  (The white house on the right belongs to a former SF Mayor and current Senator.)

  The first two sets of steps are spaced a bit wider and are the *easy ones*...

 As one descends, the Presidio is on the left and lots of trees with changing leaves...

 On the right, some of the most elegant homes in our *poshest neighbourhood*, Pacific Heights.

Half way down (or up) ....just an elegant reminder of where you are!

Half Way Point

The second sets of steps are narrower, steeper....you must concentrate so you don't trip - especially on foggy, damp days!

More beautiful homes.... 

Pant, pant....almost at the finish!

The End!

You started in Pacific Heights....and now, you are in the Marina District!  In the distance, you can see the Palace of Fine Arts (home of my beloved Swans).. not going there today because....

 It's time to climb back up! (And then down and up once more!)  

Hope you enjoyed working out with me!  Suki, I hope you smiled at this post!

Love to all,

♥ Robin ♥


  1. O--M--G!!!
    I was barely making it up and down the house steps today~~totally forgot how many and how STEEP San Fran steps are!
    But really cool seeing the vistas from where you walk. I'd be inspired to get out too!


  2. These are just gorgeous steps. Thanks Robin. I love both those signs too. I wonder if the steps have been in any movies? If I ever get back to SF I will have to check them out even though I feel I have "seen" them through your gorgeous photos.

    Hope you didnt get too winded.

    saw your note about the museum. I'll have to check that out. There is a museum in Manchester that is now an art museum I believe but I didnt know about the whale skeleton.

    I seem to recall seeing whale items both on Nantucket and in New Bedford museums.

    THanks again for the steps. love, Ski

  3. Up and down ....again?? I am very impressed!

    Gorgeous shots, and wow...up and down and up and down. My my

  4. I am panting here.....Time for a break and a cup of coffee ;)
    What beautiful area that is.
    Be careful with those wet leaves on the steps so you wont slip.
    Missed you yesterday.......Won't give up