Stairway Walks in San Francisco

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9780899976372: Stairway Walks in San Francisco

Hundreds of stairways traverse San Francisco’s 42 hills, exposing incredible vistas while connecting colorful, unique neighborhoods, and veteran guide Adah Bakalinsky loves them all. Her updated Stairway Walks in San Francisco explores clandestine corridors from Lands End to Bernal Heights while sharing captivating architectural, historical, pop culture, and horticultural notes along the way. Long-term locals and tourists alike have used the book for over 25 years to adventurously uncover San Francisco’s unexpected details. This revised and expanded edition has been thoroughly updated and includes three additional walks, new maps, and new color photographs. A comprehensive appendix lists every one of the city's 600-plus public stairways.

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Adah Bakalinsky is the queen of San Francisco's majestic and quirky stairways. Walker nonpareil and veteran guide, she explores the hidden corridors and cul-de-sacs of San Francisco, charting neighborhood changes by gathering stories from residents, gardeners, and shopkeepers.

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It's especially satisfying to see a new edition of this out-of-print title, which remains unique in its coverage of San Francisco's little known stairways. All 27 walks have been updated for this new edition to cover the latest landmarks along the way. Destination-oriented visitors who enjoy unusual urban walks will be pleased. -- Midwest Book Review

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