Iconic Lombard Street in San Francisco starts at the top of a hill. The view from the top is rather more spectacular than the view from the bottom.
If you own one of those houses I could imagine the crowds of tourists piling by on foot and in cars might get old. But it was actually very civilized.
There is one door with a plaque that tells you some of the history of the street:
Others are more hidden, as if they don’t want the tourists to see them:
If you make it to the bottom, there are more interesting doors to be seen, like this one with a tree.
I just had to add this postcard from the 1950s, to compare with my picture above. More greenery, fewer cars! And it looks wider and less steep. I don’t think many of the original buildings are left.