NOB HILL, San Francisco CA

San Francisco, of course. The San Francisco of the 50s some of us know only from "Vertigo." In some parallel world, Barbara Billingsley had a torrid affair with Jimmy Stewart after he married Kim Novak. And here’s where they met. It’s a gorgeous thing, no?

Maybe; matter of taste. I love it. The square windows on the right and the square grid on the left that deserves applause, even if they were probably a glaringly uncharacteristic addition to the neighborhood. Other basics of the era have reported for duty – the floor to ceiling windows with aluminum trim, the thin useless window along the top of the room that makes you feel like you’re in a basement, and the artfully arranged layers of thin stone.

It’s still around, but not quite the same. Sigh.