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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-19-09 05:29 PM
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Lombard St. in San Francisco transfomed into the world's largest game of Candyland- pics

In this photo released by Hasbro, Inc. , Lombard Street is transformed into a Candy Land racing board game in San Francisco Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009. The world's crooked-est street turned into a game path to celebrate Candy Land's 60th birthday.



SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 19: Colored squares decorate Lombard Street as kids play the world's largest game of Candyland August 19, 2009 in San Francisco, California. San Francisco's famed Lombard Street, the city's most crooked street, was transfomed into the world's largest game of Candyland to honor the 60th birthday of the popular children's board game.


Children walk down Lombard St. also known as "The World's Crookedest Street" in San Francisco, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009. Lombard St. was transformed into a gigantic Candy Land board game to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the game. The Candyland board game was designed by Eleanor Abbott while she recovered from polio in the 1940s. The game consists of a winding, linear track of 134 spaces. It is built around a simple story line about finding the lost king of Candy Land.


SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 19: Children run on colored squares that decorate Lombard Street as they play the world's largest game of Candyland August 19, 2009 in San Francisco, California. San Francisco's famed Lombard Street, the city's most crooked street, was transfomed into the world's largest game of Candyland to honor the 60th birthday of the popular children's board game.


SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 19: Children in the yellow team celebrate winning the world's largest game of Candyland August 19, 2009 in San Francisco, California. San Francisco's famed Lombard Street, the city's most crooked street, was transfomed into the world's largest game of Candyland to honor the 60th birthday of the popular children's board game.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-19-09 05:32 PM
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1. *GRIN!*
I just got off of the phone with the divorce lawyer when I saw that--perfect timing.

so simple and sweet; it made my day!
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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-20-09 10:41 AM
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17. Life's precious moments.
Glad it helped your day.

:hi:

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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-19-09 05:34 PM
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2. FUN!
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-19-09 05:36 PM
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3. So cool!
I wanna play. I do.
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-19-09 05:36 PM
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4. Lombard is not the most crooked street in San Francisco
It's Vermont Street, near 20th

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GentryDixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-19-09 05:46 PM
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7. I always thought it was.
Who knew about Vermont Street? Not me. I'll have to check it out the next time I visit.

I always loved going down Lombard because of the beautiful flowers.
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-19-09 05:53 PM
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9. Lombard is the most famous
I almost lived on the crooked part. I suppose it could have be neat except for the constant stream of traffic.
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GentryDixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-19-09 06:20 PM
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12. There is that.
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librechik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-19-09 05:47 PM
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8. dang, i'm getting "Vertigo..."
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Xithras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-19-09 06:08 PM
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11. Yeah, but Vermont feels like an alley
Lombard is big, pretty, and lined with houses on both sides. It feels like a real residential street. Vermont is narrow, poorly maintained, and lined with overgrown weedy patches, garbage cans, and graffiti covered concrete walls. It feels more like a windy back alley than a residential street.

Which is why Lombard is more famous.
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-19-09 06:31 PM
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13. It's also located closer to the tourist traps
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Luminous Animal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-20-09 10:47 AM
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18. I drive down Vermont several times a year...
sure it is not as manicured as Lombard but it is not lined with weedy patches, garbage cans and graffiti. The trees lining it are quite beautiful. Every person that I've led on a ride down it (tourists and San Franciscans alike) love the sharp switchbacks and wild ride.
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Xithras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-20-09 04:31 PM
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19. Maybe I drove down on a bad day.
A friend in SF mentioned that Vermont was the windiest in the city several years ago, so I took a drive down it. The flower beds were full of weeds, there was graffiti everywhere, and I literally had to drive around garbage cans in the street.

I just took a "virtual" drive down Vermont again using Google Streetview, and it looks a lot better than it did when I went down it. The three foot tall weeds weren't in the flower beds and the garbage cans were nowhere to be seen. The graffiti was gone too, but you can see the painted over graffiti patches EVERYWHERE marking the spots where it once was.

I don't know how old the Streetview photos are but they were certainly taken a while after I went down the street, and after it was cleaned up.
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-19-09 05:36 PM
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5. That's really cool.
:)
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Mrs. Overall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-19-09 05:38 PM
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6. Oh, thanks for making me very homesick! I miss my city!
Edited on Wed Aug-19-09 05:38 PM by Mrs. Overall
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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-20-09 10:40 AM
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16. I love San Francisco.
Sorry I made you homesick. :-(

It looks like those children were having a blast yesterday.


:hi:

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TheCentepedeShoes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-19-09 06:00 PM
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10. Thank you for posting this
I have been to SF only once (1963) but I remember Lombard St
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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-19-09 06:34 PM
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14. Happy happy joy joy happy happy joy. n/t
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-19-09 06:37 PM
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15. Way cool
Thanks :D
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