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Stairway Walks in San Francisco Paperback – June, 2003
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It's especially satisfying to see a new edition of this out-of-print title, which remains unique in its coverage of San Francisco's little known stairways. All 27 walks have been updated for this new edition to cover the latest landmarks along the way. Destination-oriented visitors who enjoy unusual urban walks will be pleased. -- Midwest Book Review --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Adah Bakalinsky is the queen of San Francisco's majestic and quirky stairways. Walker nonpareil and veteran guide, she explores the hidden corridors and cul-de-sacs of San Francisco, charting neighborhood changes by gathering stories from residents, gardeners, and shopkeepers. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Writing a walking tour book is tough. You don't want to bog the reader/walker down with so much text that they don't have the chance to look up and enjoy the view (and there are a lot of them). Adah Bakalinsky hits it just right.
A word of warning: The reason the stairs are there is because of the hills. Like, big hills. Start with an easy walk. Some of these are a real workout. I made the mistake of starting with Walk 17 (the pic on the cover) and was sore for two days. On the other hand, Walk 17 is so cool I've done it twice.
If you are interested in the physical and architectual bueaty of the city, and you want to see it close up and get a workout at the same time, you gotta buy this book!