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The "Painted Ladies", San Francisco, California

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"Painted ladies" is a term used for Victorian and Edwardian houses and buildings painted in three or more colors that embellish or enhance their architectural details. The term was first used for San Francisco Victorian houses by writers Elizabeth Pomada and Michael Larsen in their 1978 book Painted Ladies - San Francisco's Resplendent Victorians.

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Comments (14)

Wojciech Noworyta on February 7, 2012

Very nice. L+F

Sanjay Poudyal on February 7, 2012

Beautiful composition LIKE NAMASTE FROM NEPAL

Zabb Csaba on February 7, 2012

Wonderful view, very nice shot. YSL

Best wishes, Csaba

ch' caf' on February 8, 2012

What a colorful and a beautiful place! Thanks for sharing! Cheers, Christian

WiJarn on February 8, 2012

Very beautiful photo, nice shot. Like

Greetings from Thailand.

Enkarnau on February 8, 2012

Beautiful House. I like and Yellow Star. Greetings, Enkarnau.

Heinz Peierl on February 9, 2012

Gefällt mir.


Viele Grüße von der Mosel


BOGDAN de Varsovie on February 9, 2012

It is a very nice photo. Like. Best Greetings. Bogdan

Joli Harsányi on February 11, 2012

Wonderful view, very nice photo. YSL Greetings, Joli

I. G Haggarty on February 11, 2012

Very iconic houses for that part of the world great image Like


Imre Éri (ériimi) on February 17, 2012

Very beautiful photo from the famous houses.

Greetings, Imre

pauwels ferdi on February 18, 2012

LIKE Great shot off the lady's.. Cheers...

davidcmc58 on May 3, 2012

Thank you all so very much. Greetings to everyone, David.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 7, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by davidcmc58
    • Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T1i
    • Taken on 2012/01/29 15:10:18
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/14.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: -0.67 EV
    • No flash