Painted Ladies

San Francsico by Nicole Parker

San Francisco itself is art, above all literary art. Every block is a short story, every hill a novel. Every home a poem, every dweller within immortal.

/ William Saroyan /

Painted Ladies on Parker Journal
Painted Ladies on Parker Journal

These gorgeous examples of Victorian and Edwardian architecture is why we traipsed on foot up and down hills through San Francisco with only a vague understanding of where we were going. 

Beautifully called Painted Ladies from the colourist movement of the 70's where artists repainted the homes from grey, to the gorgeous hues you see today. 

Iconic from their minor parts in Full House and Mrs Doubtfire, Alamo Square attracted a lot of tourists for this beautiful view over the city.