Went with my partner who's a huge tales of the city fan , it was a nice lane for me , but for him it was a transportation back in time to the books and the TV, a must see I'd guess for fans
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If you are able to walk up a few steep hills as well as manage wooden steps, you won't want to miss this enchanted area; especially if you've read Tales of the City! It's located on the southeastern side of Russian Hill; between Jones and...More
Supposedly this was an inspiration for the Tales of the City novels. Now very upscale. Very picturesque with lovely gardens. We were here to visit friends who live on the lane, lucky them!
Macondry lane is located on the east slope of San Francisco's Russian hill. It's one of several streets that are actually stairs and walk ways. The locations lend themselves well to the somewhat bohemian life style that San Francisco is known for. The books "Tales...More
It's easy to get to on Russian Hill using the Powell-Mason Cable Car line. Just 3 feet wide and obviously closed to vehicular traffic, you'll probably have the place to yourself. The street is maintained by the City of San Francisco. Enjoy the foliage, flowers,...More
I came late to Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City starting to read the first book after we had planned our trip. Having watched the TV series and starting book 5 of the series on arrival I had to go to "Barbary Lane" / Macondray...More
First, it's clear folks who gave this experience a low rating messed up. I'm a native and it's easy to do The west end of the lane starts at Leavenworth and runs east across Jones and through to Taylor. Many folks make the mistake of...More
Armistead Maupin's: Tales of the city tv series was filmed here which includes the steps to the fictional Barbary Lane. Beautiful gardens!! What a lucky place to live in San Francisco! Great views of the Bay from the steps!...Worth the hike!
Loved visiting this spot. I met the author a few years ago at a book signing/reading. I'll never forget the characters and locations he came up with. I'd visit this location before the stairs are remodeled or torn down. Lovely view at the top!