and yet another ( beautiful day in the neighborhood)
Above is the beginning of the Lyon Street steps, a two solid blocks of steps that become more and more severe in decent as you make your way down. Coming back up, particularly from the very bottom, the ascent seems not to match the descent but instead has become much more significant. Right now, along both sides of that decline then incline are the most beautiful plum blossoms I have ever seen. Like the steps they are breathtaking!
In the middle, just off Vallejo Street, there is a small formal garden. Because of the posh mansion bordering this little garden you can have a sense of trespassing in some private Eden.