It's easy to get to on Russian Hill using the Powell-Mason Cable Car line. Just 3 feet wide and obviously closed to vehicular traffic, you'll probably have the place to yourself. The street is maintained by the City of San Francisco. Enjoy the foliage, flowers, landscaped gardens of this quiet urban neighborhood. This is a respite in the middle of... 更多
I came late to Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City starting to read the first book after we had planned our trip. Having watched the TV series and starting book 5 of the series on arrival I had to go to "Barbary Lane" / Macondray Lane to visit the world of Anna Madrigal, Michael Tolliver, Mary Ann Singleton & Brian... 更多
First, it's clear folks who gave this experience a low rating messed up. I'm a native and it's easy to do The west end of the lane starts at Leavenworth and runs east across Jones and through to Taylor. Many folks make the mistake of walking the Lane from Leavenworth to Jones and think this is what all the fuss... 更多
Armistead Maupin's: Tales of the city tv series was filmed here which includes the steps to the fictional Barbary Lane. Beautiful gardens!! What a lucky place to live in San Francisco! Great views of the Bay from the steps!...Worth the hike!
Loved visiting this spot. I met the author a few years ago at a book signing/reading. I'll never forget the characters and locations he came up with. I'd visit this location before the stairs are remodeled or torn down. Lovely view at the top!
Even if you're not a Tales of the City fan this charming little byway is really beautiful and worth a visit. Pure San Francisco! For Maupin followers it has assumed almost shrine status. But sad to see on our latest visit this week after a few years that the iconic wooden staircase is looking so forlorn.
It's pretty amazing when an author creates characters that become "friends". I loved the Tales of the City and the characters. Couldn't wait to see their "home". This quaint little lane is fun to visit if you are a fan. The views of the bay are amazing! Read the books and visit the lane that inspired Barbary Lane.
This was a quiet little walkway, hidden away off the main busy streets. I like it as it felt like a secret and was really pretty with lovely flowers and a wooden entrance