Passing Romolo and Broadway at the corner of North Beach's Beat Museum, was disappointed to note that the colorful Chinese history mural is no more; it's been completely painted over.
From Broadway ascended the west Peter Macchiarini sidewalk stairway (supersteep Kearny dead-ends at Vallejo for cars at the top wall. 154 or so steps: first five pics).
On to the zigzaggy Vallejo garden steps (97 steps for the middle, main stairs) and down to Montgomery. (Have some old pix from when I used to live here before this block was gardenized in my "Telegraph Hill" album on Facebook). Sixth pic: One of the two older side stairways.
As my main goals today were the two superlongs starting from the east foot of the hill just off Sansome, descended the steep block from Montgomery to 300 Vallejo at Sansome, and north on Sansome to the first, Filbert (383 steps up to Coit Tower/Pioneer Park: next three fotos).
Near 216 Filbert where the houses start and the concrete stairs turn to wood, the longtime bench is gone now.
At around the 223rd step, at the second offshoot walkway off the main Filbert steps, Darrell, there's now a bench in front of the building where I used to live. Darrell and the wooden Napier Lane boardwalk aren't through to the Greenwich steps.
Divided Montgomery continues Filbert at about the 264th step up. The former Shadows Restaurant on the upper Filbert steps is now a residence.
At the top of the Filbert stairway at Telegraph Hill Blvd. 64 steps climb to the Tower entrance in Pioneer Park.
Tenth Pic: An example of one of the Depression-era murals inside Coit Tower.
Now for Greenwich all the way back down to Sansome, descending from the east edge of the parking lot. This sign can be seen partway down (11th pic).
About 273 steps down Greenwich stopped for a moment at the slatted offsteps bench; the frog and tiger (outdoor artwork) still live here. In the gardenspot just below the walkway, residents are now keeping bees. So around 376 steps total for Greenwich to Sansome.
A few blocks north took me to the Francisco stairway to loop back around to the south. But this stairway's not accessed directly off Sansome like the other two. You need to zig around to the north a couple of streets to Kearny. Here at the foot of the hill between residences and Tan's Cafe III, where a green awning on one of the residences says "155 Francisco," is a green-lawned minipark with benches. The stairway (85 steps: 12th and 13th pix) is just ahead. For a few old pix of this area as it looked in the mid-70s, see my Facebook album "Telegraph Hill II."
The viewspot minipark that is Jack Early Park (constructed 1962) is just around the corner (up from Grant) from the top of the Francisco stairs. It's an up-and-back stairway (64 or so steps). Last pic: A view from atop Jack Early Park.
Back down this and mostly uphill on Grant a few blocks to 500 Filbert, continued up 47 sidewalk steps to Varennes. Over a couple of blocks re-descended the Peter Macchiarini sidewalk steps: this time about 142 steps on the east side, back to Broadway in the North Beach 'hood.