Russian Hill is located in San Francisco, Ca. This area of northern California is known for the smell of the ocean, mingled with the California Redwoods and the Napa Valley wine country. Russian Hill is one of the original 7 hills that make up San Francisco, Ca. Of the 42 hills that are now present the other 35 are man-made. Facing North and slightly elevated a tourist will find their selves in the Nob Hill district. This district has traditionally been one of the rich upper class society type, As one travels down facing South they find their selves smelling the great seafood and bay area smells that make San Francisco so great to visit. Volumes of fresh sea food are served, prepared, and sold on the tourist destination called Fisherman’s Warf. Trolley cars and cable cars are everywhere to be rode by the individual that seeks a fabulous sight seeing adventure.
To the West side of this area a tourist will see the famous Cow Hollow district, along with the Marina District. At the top north section of Russian Hill is the beginning of Ghiradelli Square. RH* is fabulous for its elevated breath-taking views of the city called,” The city by the Bay”.
The location of RH* finds its roots and association with a cemetery that was once located on the top of this location. Russian Boat crews from 1806 were said to have been buried on top of RH*. As early legend goes the truth of the matter nobody really knows. But as curiosity and the legends go’s the story has stuck with the origins of Russian Hill.
Between Hyde and Leavenworth street a tourist will have the experience of a lifetime. The street called Lombard Street, winds its way down the hillside with seven complete side winding turns, this same street is called the most windiest street in the world. Walking the street, or driving the street can be a real treat and adventure. The original street layout was conceived because the street was just too steep to navigate. Tourists will see the Golden Gate Bridge with its mile upon mile stretch of golden arches, and its breathtaking construction architecture, the site is well presented for photography. Tourists who enjoy the natural wonders of mankind’s ability’s will find the bridge awesome. Across the bay another site awaits the eyeful tourist the site of the island of Alcatraz. Alcatraz is long remembered for the prison that help such villi ons as John Dillinger, Al Capone and many famous convicts a like.
The Bird man of Alcatraz once was housed in the confines of this ex-military base, that once had the role of guarding the ports of San Francisco bay, and Russian Hill. In the early 1860s life and what is known as Russian Hill changed drastically. Sub Divisions began to form and the California Gold Rush began to bring immigrants along with tourism to these coastal shores. Some had dreams of striking it rich on the gold that was said to be in the placer hills. In 1968 the area called Russian Hills was cast in a movie called,”Bullitt”, a Famous actor of the time,”Steve MC Queen”, who had the starring role in the movie.The scenery of Russian Hill was cast into Hollywood fame by The movie,”Bullitt”… Again in 1982 Eddy Murphy an all star comedian along with Nick Nolte played in 48 hours. The comedy found the two comical, dysfunctional convict and cop riding the hills of the district called RH*. As a place for seeing and experiencing it all, from Art, Legend, Scenery, And culture this location has the venue packed for any seasoned tourist. Something is present for all who want a little of everything.
(RH* = Russian Hill)