The picture right is taken from my car driving Grant Street across China Town. In addition to sightseers, there are always Chinese people selling and buying meats, vegetables, fruits, etc... I respect the power of Chinese people who spread around the world and build their own cities. Wherever I visited, there was no place where there is no Chinese Restaurant. Europe, South East Asia, Australia, etc... there are always Chinese people living there not stationing like most of Japanese these days. Another thing is that Chinese overseas help each other and system is established. Japanese should look up to them and try to copy them, instead of trying to sell expensive staff to visitor Japanese.
Coming out of China Town, route goes up hill and bring you to Coit Tower in Telegraph Hill. Although there was history when some broadcasting was made from top of this Hill, Coit Tower was built as city planning and add another beautiful architect to the city. Mural in the Tower is something you must see. The mural, partly showing European (mostly Spanish) living, shows living of Native Americans. Climbing up the hill to the Coit Tower is not exactly on the 49 miles route, this place is popular spot. The problem is traffic jam en route to the top, and difficulty in parking. In addition, wind is almost always strong, so it is not easy to stay long here.
The last picture below today shows Lombard Street, world crookedest road. I imagine that the slope here was too steep to build straight road and made a road like this. Actually the road next to Lombard is so steep that it looks like a cliff diving when I try to drive down. My mother screamed when I drove down there.
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