Tuesday, November 23, 2010

My World Tuesday, More Victorians, San Francisco, CA, USA, November 23, 2010




My World Tuesday, More Victorians, San Francisco, CA, USA, November 23, 2010

I just discoverd this meme and I hope I am not too late to post.  It looks wonderful,
with participants from all over the world so, take a look, friends and fellow bloggers,
I know you will like it and have much to share.

After leaving CA Pacific Medical Center yesterday morning, I drove around San
Francisco,up and down the hills and photographed more Victorians.  It was a gorgeous
day - no rain - though it has been pouring buckets today.  To make matters worse,
perhaps in sympathy with my ills, my desktop has been on the blink, making a clicking
sound, taking an eternity to load ( when it even will ) and causing me no end of grief
( haven't I had enough stress already ).  I do have a laptop but that has been persnickety,
too, of late.  Are the gods trying to tell me something?

At any rate, here are a few of the dazzling houses I saw yesterday with more to come in
the future....provided I ( and my computer ) don't get summoned to never never land.















This is my first time to post on My World Tuesday but I know I'll be back...check it out!!!

20 comments:

  1. Good to see you on My World Tuesday, Carmen. I love your photos of San Francisco Victorians. Gorgeous places! I like the second one best but it must be broken up into small apartments because it has a 6-car garage! Still, if it didn't have the garages, and all those stairs, it would make a delightful Victorian bungalow.
    I'm sure you won't get summoned to never-never land any time soon, but one can never be sure about computers, they're pretty persnickety.
    Take care of yourself.
    Luv, K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  2. I'll join next week! Wonderful photos, Carmen.

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  3. I love these grand ladies. I always wanted to live in one; never did; never will. Perhaps, one day, a friend with such digs will invite me over.

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  4. Love these houses. Though, after Kay's comment, I am trying to figure out how that second house could be divided up into so many apartments!
    My computer is doing that clicking thing and taking ages to load as well. Getting through all these wonderful MWT posts shouldn't be so frustrating, but it has taken me all day!

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  5. It has taken me this long to go back a couple of posts and get back here to comment...
    I just wanted to say that I hope all goes well for you. I have heard horrid things about these stones, so I hope the pain (and the stones) are gone soon.

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  6. Thank you for taking me away into fairy-tale like streets !

    Please have you a wonderful Wednesday.

    daily athens

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  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier today. I'm new to My World also...this is my 2nd week.

    We lived in the bay area briefly many, many years ago when my husband was studying at Berkeley. I remember being in awe of these beautiful places...thanks for sharing them again today.

    Kat

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  8. The Victorian style is so distinctive and ostentatious that you have to either love it or hate it! Fun stuff.

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  9. Thanks for driving, taking photos, and sharing! It is always interesting to learn new thing.

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  10. Nice buildings. I love the architecture.

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    Kay L. Davies -
    Many of the Victorians are single family homes but, of course, some are made into multiple flats. Most don't have garages and that only increases San Francisco's chronic parking problems.


    Josep -
    I think you'll enjoy the MyWorld posts...lots of nice travel blogging.


    lakeviewer -
    When I first moved here 33 years ago, you could buy a Victorian near Mt. Zion Hospital in the ghetto where I worked - for about $30,000. I didn't have the money and I was worried about the area. Of course, it's all yuppiefied now and those same house are worth a million plus! Bought up by doctors and lawyers. I wish I had gotten one then!!!


    Lesley -
    From one who thought she'd never get into computers, I've had five in the last fifteen years!!! Thank you for your good wishes, Lesley!


    Sharkbytes -
    I've always loved the Victorians, especially the wild colors they're painted here in San Francisco.


    Y. Ikeda -
    You can go up and down San Francisco streets for months and see so many beautiful Victorians. I love it.


    magiceye -
    These houses have so much charm. I think they are probably a pain to heat, though. It's a good thing that San Francisco usually doesn't get that cold!


    flutietootie -
    I have my favorites among these Victorians and they get a totally different personality with a new color paint!


    ρομπερτ -
    Robert, I've been remiss in visiting you, what with my hospitalization, now kidney stones, etc. It's good to see you!

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  12. I love the houses in San Francisco. Hold that thought - I love San Francisco. A weird and wacky place. Do your medical problems mean that you won't be going to India? Take care of yourself. I'm offering up positive thoughts for you.

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  13. Gorgeous structures, Carmen.

    I've been in SF twice, and the hills scare me so much that I hung on to my seat for my dear life..You're brave to drive on those hills.

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  14. Wonderful shot of Victorian style houses.
    Hope your health problems get over soon.

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  15. those are lovely victorians, it's good that you can already drive around.

    Happy thanksgiving!

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  16. Superb shots. They are really dazzling structures.

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  17. I love the well-maintained old victorians! Great shots!

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  18. great architecture. those victorian houses are a landmark in its own. i wonder how many interesting stories each house can tell.

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  19. Consider my poetry book when you're Christmas shopping - Life's Journey by Carmen Henesy – it’s out on Amazon ( Poems about the things that have been important to me in my journey through life, some humorous, some sad, some that may have meaning to you as well ) I finally did it at the age of 65!
    http://www.amazon.com/Lifes-Journey-1-Carmen-Henesy/dp/1451547366/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274652997&sr=1-1
    ( Check out the reviews! )



    Retiredandcrazy -
    I still plan to go to India but the trip will probably be postponed for a year. I just found out that I am going to be a grandmother,for the first time, with the baby arriving in July - so I will probably only go for three months, probably in October 2011. Don't come to San Francisco when I'm away, please!!!


    Icy BC -
    When I first moved to San Francisco 33 years ago, I had a stick shift car. It didn't take me long driving on those hills to switch to an automatic!!! It's so bizarre, it seems like the steepest hill always gets the stop sign!!!


    Indrani -
    I hate all these medical problems...though, at 66, I guess it's to be expected and, of course, I've gained so much weight over the years. I do love to eat good food and I love good wine. What can I say?



    Ayie -
    Since I can't travel the world, I have to see as much as I can around here. I had a complimentary three day preinaugral cruise on Royal Caribbean's new Allure of the Seas, in a balcony cabin ( and I could bring a friend ), all expenses paid, all the drinks complimentary ( except I had to pay the air to Ft. Lauderdale ) and I couldn't even go because of my hospitalization and the darn diet they put me on for 30 days. I didn't have the money for the plane ticket anyway.


    Rajesh -
    I absolutely love our Victorians...they are all so unique and interesting, especially when they paint them wild and exotic colors. I am blessed because there are literally thousands of them.


    Pat -
    I imagine the upkeep on these wonderful old houses must be pretty steep but, probably, the people who own them can afford it.


    ruthi -
    Aren't you supposed to be coming to San Francisco in December? I haven't heard anything more about it but Poetic Shutterbug mentioned it one day when we were out to lunch. I can't wait to see you and show you around!!

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