「我離港前到過一間精神科醫院。當時有位病人禮貌地問,一個以作為世上最悠久民主政體而自傲的國家,如何能夠將此地交給一個政治制度非常不同的國家,且既沒諮詢當地公民,又沒給予他們民主的前景,好讓他們捍衞自己的將來。一個隨行同事說,奇怪,香港提出最理智問題的人,竟在精神科醫院。」彭定康 金融時報

“During a visit to a mental hospital before I left Hong Kong, a patient politely asked me how a country that prided itself on being the oldest democracy in the world had come to be handing over his city to another country with a very different system of government, without either consulting the citizens or giving them the prospect of democracy to safeguard their future. Strange, said one of my aides, that the man with the sanest question in Hong Kong is in a mental hospital.”Chris Patten Financial Times

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Tuesday, April 09, 2013

九曲花街

九曲花街



San Francisco's Crookedest Street,嗜悲 第一次去三藩市時,利用 one day pass 搭 Cable car 的 Hyde Street 線 。。。。。。



九曲花街 Lombard Street 在 Hyde Line 方的路口,更遠方的就是
Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill


嗜悲 當然沒有錯過遊”九曲花街“,即是在 Lombard Street 和 Hyde Street 交界 intersection 下車,步行而下遊覽這一段“花街”。



劫自網上的圖片


由高空望下去是彎彎曲曲的一段。





再重遊三藩市,我選擇自駕游,其實除了彎彎曲曲外,也是一段由西至東,向下傾斜度頗大的單程路。




【維基百科】Lombard Street is an east–west street in San Francisco, California. It is famous for having a steep, one-block section that consists of eight tight hairpin turns. The name of the street is said to originate with Lombard banking (an early type of pawn shop) which itself has ties to the Northern Italy region of Lombardy.


不過排隊的車輛實在不少,要稍等一吓練練耐性互相忍讓。若步行上落則較方便多了!


人家拍的 Youtube 經過篩選這個是最佳的!

彎彎曲曲的這段 Lombard Street,駕車時軚盤要靈活,並踏緊煞車腳踏,手執着手掣,轉用 1波低波,略略放鬆腳踏,讓車慢慢徐徐而下,緊記不要要熄車。


還有這個更有趣:有輛車 司機失手發生意外,車子撞倒了水喉頭,Lombard Street 成了大水渠,可惜這是 private 不准刊登,各位只可以進入 youtube 觀看囉!




伸延閱覽:
Lombard Street San Francisco 維基百科


我的舊文:
幽仙美地
傻傻旅途
總統圖書館文物館
土撥鼠 Phil
颶風 Sandy
三藩市的纜車




10 comments:

Ebenezer said...

我末到過呢條街喎。

l.minor said...

條路又幾特別,不過...點解唔宜不甩咁整?哈哈

laulong said...

哈哈,有趣!

嘿嘿 said...

不错。我去过旧金山,但是,没来这儿。

The Inner Space said...

以便兄:三藩市好去處多的是,作出取捨精選遊覽,未去過沒有損失就得喇!

The Inner Space said...

minor 兄:相信若給中國人做城市規劃,就會破舊立新鏟起啲花槽拉直條街 or 學莫言山東的老家被參觀的客人一磚一瓦偷去造紀念品賣錢!

The Inner Space said...

劉朗兄:welcome back from 日本呀,維基百科沒有說出歷史因由,是設計城市時造個景點吸引遊客,還是本來是講人家的後花園改成。

The Inner Space said...

嘿嘿兄:你還記得三藩市有個古中國名叫“舊金山”,未去過唔出奇呀!離您們新加坡不遠,您的舊文說在 Melbourne 買了間 house 的澳洲墨爾本,也是被清朝賣豬仔去當勞工的中國人,叫作”新金山“喏,嘩!住在新金山,盤滿砵滿風水絕佳!

Haricot 微豆 said...

SBB: Didn't visit Crooked St while in SF but saw movie clips of same.

The Inner Space said...

dear HBB,哈哈哈,probably Space 大鄉里遊美加,so such as crookest street 經已引來艷羨!