This day's main destination was formerly two separate alleys. They were combined several years ago to make one garden-minipark.
Descending off Union this visit, down from the long Jones sidewalk streps, is the Molinari Mana minipark that used to dead-end for walkers with only a couple of steps. Now where it used to dead-end are more steps down.
There are around 26 total, counting the few at the Taylor & Redfield entrance on the east side.
The area is now a beautiful, secluded, stepped garden oasis tended by residents.
Alongside the steps are a couple of benches. Then another short stairway.
The garden then turns and there’s a delightful “hidden” walkway enclosed by fences and residences that goes out to Taylor and Redfield.
The whole thing, starting from the Union entrance: 2 thru 28
Crossing Taylor, another narrow dead-end alley called Aladdin invited me to take time to walk it. There’s now a courtyard below that appears to belong to a private residence. However, along the street were some cool personal touches: 29, 30
Waldo Alley offLeavenworth: 31
Detoured east on Broadly below Taylor to check out another little garden: 32, 33, 34
The garden is fenced but 29 public stairs descend to another narrow dead-end (for vehicles) street called Salmon.
Crossing Pacific, Salmon becomes Auburn (pic 35) with the north side of Nob Hill’s Cable Car Museum up ahead across the street.
Starting down from Mason & California on the east side of Mason, 10 steps: last two