Having lived in SF for five years, I've never been to the curvey end of Lombard St. I decided to check it out and sketch. For several hours I sat and watched the lines of cars creep through the beautiful garden lined street like a caterpillar.
The eight hairpin segment was originally built in 1922 to reduce the angle of the hill which is too steep for most cars. What was once a designed for practical reasons is now a tourist attraction where cars line up to brave the crooked street and visitors stand in front of oncoming traffic to get selfies.