Alamo Square, San Francisco:
In the mid-1890s, Matthew Kavanaugh, a property developer, erected a row of pretty wooden houses with elaborate Victorian carpentry on the edge of Alamo Square. Over the years, they have become known as the “Painted Ladies”. Most (maybe all?) visitors to San Francisco come to see these grand old ladies and to photograph them against the contrasting background of the newer, taller, and sleeker buildings of San Francisco’s financial district.
We did, and they are lovely!