One of the best-known groups of 'Painted Ladies' is the row of Victorian houses at 710–720 Steiner Street, across from Alamo Square Park in San Franciso. The houses were built between 1892 and 1896 by developer Matthew Kavanaugh, who lived next door in the 1892 mansion at 722 Steiner Street. Since these houses are frequently featured in the foreground of panoramic images of the city’s downtown area, the area is sometimes referred to as 'Postcard Row.' I loved that the skyline and Golden Gate Bridge are visible in the distance, creating a dichotomy between old and new.
Many city tours include a visit to the 'Painted Ladies' as part of their itineraries, but buses are not allowed to park, making getting the perfect picture impossible. We weren’t satisfied with just a drive-by. So we took the MUNI to Alamo Park to spend some quality time with the Ladies where I had some fun with my new camera.