These are verge gardens San Francisco style.  Photo by Ed-Glatfelter-Jones with thanks.

Verge gardens San Francisco style. There are no overhead powerlines.  Photo by Ed-Glatfelter-Jones with thanks.

Ed-Glatfelter-Jones has very kindly allowed me to share his photos of the Russian Hill / Nob Hill neighborhoods in San Francisco.

Ed says, “These areas were the location for the film version of Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City. Russian Hill has areas too steep for vehicles and the sidewalks are steps, some in beautiful garden settings with park space in lieu of the roadway. There are broad views of the City and the Bay from these locations.”

What I found particularly interesting was that these are public areas & not private property.  When you look at the photos you will see cobblestone paving & cobblestone steps, as well as wooden stairway.  Plants & trees cascade over the footpath.  The area is extraordinarily beautiful.

Verge gardens. Photo by Ed-Glatfelter-Jones with thanks.

Verge gardens. Photo by Ed-Glatfelter-Jones with thanks.

This is a public footpath.  Photo by Ed-Glatfelter-Jones with thanks.

This is a public footpath. Photo by Ed-Glatfelter-Jones with thanks.

Public stairway with landscaping on either side.  Photo by Ed-Glatfelter-Jones with thanks.

A very beautiful public stairway with landscaping on either side. Note the cobblestones.  Photo by Ed-Glatfelter-Jones with thanks.

Another public footpath with lush landscaping on either side.  Photo by Ed-Glatfelter-Jones with thanks.

Another public footpath/stairway with lush landscaping on either side. Photo by Ed-Glatfelter-Jones with thanks.

Two types of paths on this section of footpath.  I love the cascading trees.  Photo by Ed-Glatfelter-Jones with thanks.

Two types of paths on this section of footpath. I love the cascading trees. Photo by Ed-Glatfelter-Jones with thanks.

They chose wooden steps over concrete. Photo by Ed-Glatfelter-Jones with thanks.

They chose wooden steps over concrete. Photo by Ed-Glatfelter-Jones with thanks.

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