Saturday, February 25, 2012

Movie Tour: Alamo Square

Next stop on our movie tour was at Alamo Square.
Alamo Square is a park in the Western Addition neighborhood and is famous for its picturesque view of downtown and the "Painted Ladies".

The Painted Ladies are 7 Victorian houses built between 1892 and 1896 that survived the 1906 earthquake and fire.

from wiki: "This block appears very frequently in media and mass-market photographs of the city and its tourist attractions and have appeared in an estimated 70 movies, TV programs, and ads, including in the opening credits of the television series Full House."

Here's a video of the Full House theme song. An addition to the family having a picnic in Alamo Square in front of the Painted Ladies at the end of the clip, it showcases many of San Francisco's landmarks.


Anonymous said...

The Painted Ladies are very elegant looking houses - how fabulous it would have been to have lived in one. Such a lovely area.

Ginnie said...

How fun...and what a great name for those 7 beauties!