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Lombard Street in San Francisco

© Melissa Goodman

 

Lombard Street is a street like no other in the world, bedecked in flowers and winding its way up the side of a hill in a series of hairpins that slows the traffic to a complete crawl.

 

The street, and the difficulty of driving it, is parodied in the Bill Cosby sketch Driving in San Francisco.

"They got a street up there called Lombard Street that goes straight down and they're not satisfied with you killing yourself that way--they put grooves and curves in there, and they got flowers where they've buried the people who have killed themselves there! [audience reacts with cheers and applause] Yeah, Lombard Street, wonderful street."

 

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Uploaded on July 6, 2007