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Routes start

00 651 Lombard St, picnic site at Joe DiMaggio Playground

37.802493, -122.412235 (OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, Yandex Maps)

Stage 1

901 800 Chestnut St

37.803368, -122.417438 (OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, Yandex Maps)

SF Art institute. Diego Rivera Gallery.
The Making of a Fresco Showing the Building of a City
Total number of rungs on the ladders in the fresco
14; четырнадцать; fourteen
924 3362 Palace Dr

37.802899, -122.448411 (OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, Yandex Maps)

One of the photo spheres in the parking lot to the west of the building
What vehicle is standing next to the person taking the photo?
Коляска; Stroller
948 Intersection of Lombard St и Leavernworth St

37.802193, -122.418944 (OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, Yandex Maps)

Historical photo with a yellow cab (use high resolution)
Copy the words from the side of the cab
City cab
950 Pier 39

37.810562, -122.411149 (OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, Yandex Maps)

Watch the video and answer to the question
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZfMZ_vQt6U
The record number of the sea lions seen on the pier 39
1701; 1,701
951 Golden Gate Bridge

37.814009, -122.477741 (OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, Yandex Maps)

Photo from the time the bridge was under construction with a man running on the catwalks. 
Go to the source of the photo and find it there
On what date was the photo taken? (answer format: XX)
19
1004 Riddle

37.79876, -122.450354 (OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, Yandex Maps)

The fountain in my name erected was. Open the photo sphere in the lobby behind the fountain where another short character can be found
Name of the character

Detailed answer

The riddle is written as if spoken by Yoda from the Star Wars, you will need to find Yoda Fountain.
goo.gl/maps/pSC2HcVXzmnX6LQr7

Answer: R2D2

R2D2
1009 Riddle

37.827926, -122.482029 (OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, Yandex Maps)

AAA + DIANA = ?
Standalone photo sphere to the south-east of the object you need to find
What is the girl looking at?
Телефон; phone; смартфон; smartphone; telephone
1010 Riddle

37.826652, -122.423497 (OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, Yandex Maps)

The water in the showers of the “local residents” had always been warm so that they did not get used to cold water. Find the photograph of the “local residents” being evicted
Year the photo was taken

Detailed answer

The riddle speak about the Alcatraz prison where the water was hot so that the prisoners would not get used to cold water and escape. There are only two photos on pastvu and one of them was taken when the prison was being closed.
pastvu.com/p/296894

Answer: 1963

1963
937 Russian Hill-Vallejo Street Crest Historic District  

37.797948966306, -122.41434626294 (OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, Yandex Maps)

Information sign about the Russian Hill
Words in quotation marks (in any language)
Russian-American Company; Russian - American Company; русско-американской кампании; русско - американской кампании;

Historical background

Famous Russian writers Ilf and Petrov in the book “Little Golden America” about their cross-country trip across the USA in 1935 say the following about San Francisco: This is the most beautiful city in America, apparently because it is in no way reminiscent of America. Most of its streets rise from hill to hill. An automobile journey through San Francisco looks more like a sideshow tailed “American Mountains”and presents the passenger with a number of strong sensations. Nevertheless, in the centre of the city is a piece which looks like the flattest Leningrad in the world, with its squares and broad avenues. The other parts of San Francisco form a remarkable seashore mixture of Naples and Shanghai. The resemblance to Naples we can certify from personal experience. The Chinese find the resemblance to Shanghai. There are many Chinese in San Francisco. San Francisco is one of those cities, which you will like from the first minute and every day you’ll like it even more”.
Among other things, they describe their meeting with molocan people who were living on a “russian hill” which in fact happened on Potrero hill. There is still a molocan church there today. The majority of the Russian population in San Francisco lives in Richmond district now.

Stage 2

906 Перекресток Lombart St и Hyde St

37.810579966306, -122.41112625905 (OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, Yandex Maps)

Watch the video and answer to the question
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9Wpafifyvk
Write down the year when cable cars started operating in San Francisco
1873
917 56 Ross Alley  

37.795719966306, -122.40732126363 (OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, Yandex Maps)

Fortune cookies factory. Photo sphere inside the factory
Number of fans on the wall

Detailed answer

goo.gl/maps/7XfLZm3Ed6U93wCv6

Answer: 7; семь; seven;

7; семь; seven;

Historical background

That crunchy folded confection that charts your future destiny seems as ubiquitous as chopsticks to modern Chinese dining in America, but you will never find them in China. In fact, fortune cookies were originally Japanese. The Japanese Tea garden in Golden Gate park served fortune tea cakes from Japantown's Benkyodo bakery. The cakes were extremely popular, and Chinese restaurants started buying them too. During World War II nearly the entire Japanese population in San Francisco was rounded up and sent to internment camps. Many Chinese families took over Japanese bakeries when they were shuttered, and soon no one could imagine Сhinese food without fortune cookies.
920 1 Telegraph Hill Blvd  

37.802374, -122.405884 (OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, Yandex Maps)

Coit Tower. One of the southernmost photo spheres in the building. Observation deck
Which floor is the deck located on?

Detailed answer

goo.gl/maps/cdrMaoifrYTkPrhw6

Answer: 13

13

Historical background

The busy streets of San Francisco seem like the last place you'd find wild parrots. And yet, there they are.The wild parrots in and around San Francisco are called cherry-headed conures originating from Ecuador and Peru. They were brought here to be sold as pets in the exotic pet trade. There are a number theories as to how they got out. If you are interested to learn more about them, check out “The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill” book or documentary.
Their favorite places in the city are Telegraph Hill and Ferry park.
923 2330 Polk St

37.79832, -122.421897 (OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, Yandex Maps)

Crunch Fitness - Alhambra. Central hall with a large screen
Name of the measuring instrument under the screen

Detailed answer

goo.gl/maps/a2EtyJo1ddeL4WiU6

Answer: Часы; clock

Часы; clock
931 Intersection of Broadway and Columbus ave

37.797967966306, -122.40703326293 (OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, Yandex Maps)

North-western corner
What is hanging on the wire?

Detailed answer

goo.gl/maps/zLqAxWvMFfQpQEUWA

Answer: Книги; books

Книги; books
1001 Riddle

37.800336, -122.413876 (OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, Yandex Maps)

A specific flooring material is very popular in the United States. And surely, you know its fairy tale variant, but what you need to find is its owner. Small “street” of that “owner”

Which interior item is the flower pot inserted into?

Detailed answer

The most common type of floor covering in the USA is carpet. Carpet owner is Aladdin. You need to find Aladdin Terrace.
goo.gl/maps/6aHmdMX3CrKcQaQu7

Answer: Стул; chair

Стул; chair
1011 Riddle Checkpoint picture 1011

37.801227, -122.398762 (OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, Yandex Maps)

See image. Find the consulate of this country in San Francisco. Cross the bridge and turn right, then continue toward the art object. Black sign with the object name
Number of possible colors

Detailed answer

Minus multiplied by minus is a plus. The consulate with a plus on their flag is the Swiss one. Follow directions and you will get to Buckyball.
goo.gl/maps/n9CtriNJwZc2beAY8

Answer: Шестнадцать миллионов; 16 миллионов; 16 millions; 16 million; 16 млн; 16 000 000; 16000000; 16,000,000

Шестнадцать миллионов; 16 миллионов; 16 millions; 16 million; 16 млн; 16 000 000; 16000000; 16,000,000
1012 Riddle Checkpoint picture 1012

37.791993966306, -122.41296026477 (OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, Yandex Maps)

See the image, it will give you the house number. You need the street that is located just one block from its capital. Photo with ballerinas
Month when the photo was added

Detailed answer

The house number is given in hexadecimal number system, you will need to convert it into binary number system. The answer is 1100. The street is California Street which is one block from Sacramento Street.
goo.gl/maps/GpJ7KdQfS3Lh9Zhy5

Answer: Январь; January

Январь; January

Stage 3

904 743 Washington st  

37.795088966306, -122.40625326382 (OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, Yandex Maps)

Chinese Telephone Exchange building
Previous name of the bank

Detailed answer

goo.gl/maps/j7XwGRVjv2jJVAzu6

Answer: United commercial bank

United commercial bank

Historical background

San Francisco Chinatown is the oldest in North America and largest outside of Asia. All original buildings were destroyed during the 1906 fire. When Chinese immigrants first made the voyage to "Gold Mountain", the Chinese name for California during the Gold Rush, one of their first missions was to thank the deity who guided them safely across the Pacific. The temple they built to honor the goddess Tin How (also known as Mazu) in 1852 is still in its original location, and is the oldest Taoist temple in America.
926 130 Sutter St

37.79012, -122.402936 (OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, Yandex Maps)

The Hallidie Building. Turn into Montgomery St. Photograph from 1918
What the people are standing in line for?

Detailed answer

pastvu.com/p/1382070

Answer: Маски; masks

Маски; masks
930 Civic Center Plaza

37.778754, -122.417106 (OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, Yandex Maps)

One of the southernmost photo spheres taken in June 2014. Banner on the pole about an exhibition dedicated to cosmic centers and mental maps of Himalayan Buddhism
Name of the exhibition (three words)

Detailed answer

goo.gl/maps/ogetBuhdbFVUrGbc7

Answer: Enter the Mandala

Enter the Mandala
934 Union Square

37.788038, -122.407211 (OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, Yandex Maps)

Tree that can sometimes be found in the square
Decoration on top

Detailed answer

goo.gl/maps/i7ha1BkrTnVN8C136

Answer: звезда; star

звезда; star
952 600 Montgomery St  

37.795503966306, -122.40232726369 (OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, Yandex Maps)

Transamerica Redwood park. Sculptures in the fountain
Type of animal

Detailed answer

goo.gl/maps/xi8Qh2moe1NVGUYJ9

Answer: Лягушка; Frog

Лягушка; Frog

Historical background Checkpoint picture 952

Constructed in 1972, the Transamerica Building is one of the most recognized shapes in the city skyline, and was the tallest building in the city until Salesforce tower was built in 2018. The trees in the redwood grove were transplanted here from the woodlands around Santa Cruz, and continue to gain height each year. The tallest tree in this forest was 350 feet in 2017. Coast Redwoods are the tallest trees in the world, so who knows, maybe one day these trees will be higher than the newest leader, Salesforce Tower!
If you were standing here in the early 1800s, the water would have been lapping at your feet. The site where the pyramid sits is essentially the former waterfront line before the shallow Yerba Buena Cove was filled in to accommodate the popularity surge during the gold rush.
1002 Riddle Checkpoint picture 1002

37.776198, -122.432796 (OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, Yandex Maps)

See image. Find this place on pastvu. A photo by Moore & Moore Publishing
Name of the source

Detailed answer

You need to find Painted Ladies.
pastvu.com/p/941545

Answer: The Spirit of America

The Spirit of America
1006 Riddle

37.785085, -122.429886 (OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, Yandex Maps)

— Hi! Look what I’ve brought!
— Oh, wow! Fortune cookies... Where did you get them?
— From the real creators...
— So, what’s the address?
— Well, you figured out the district already, it’s by the five-storey building by the mall. You’ll get it when you are there.
Go to the five-storey building. Photo sphere inside
Number of lights above your head

Detailed answer

Fortune cookies were invented by the Japanese. You need to find Japantown. There is a five-storey pagoda next to a mall there. In the previous stage there was a historical reference note about fortune cookies.
goo.gl/maps/rz2WR3JZGajjNHUq7

Answer: 8; eight; восемь

8; eight; восемь
1013 Riddle

37.800102932612, -122.39433952456 (OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, Yandex Maps)

Count the number of Running City games in the USA. You need the pier with this number. Observation deck at the end of the pier
Name of the ship with the city name in it

Detailed answer

Running City has held 6 games in the USA, this one is the seventh one. You need to find Pier 7.
goo.gl/maps/DBizAp8jAqZj3HsR8

Answer: San Francisco Belle

San Francisco Belle
999 425 Mission St, Salesforce Park

37.789497966306, -122.39654526554 (OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, Yandex Maps)

Salesforce Park. Photo sphere in the park by the entrance to Salesforce tower. Plaque on the stone with the park name
Copy the last line

Detailed answer

goo.gl/maps/XxV2Qd2v1CCCu2TZ8

Answer: All are welcome.

All are welcome.

Stage 4

911 45 Berryessa Way, Hillsborough

37.531271, -122.358839 (OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, Yandex Maps)

Photo with an alien
Four-letter word with an exclamation point
OOPS!
913 Bison Paddock at Golden Gate Park

37.76975, -122.498372 (OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, Yandex Maps)

Information plaque about the American Bison
Word on the plaque between Bison and Buffalo

Detailed answer

goo.gl/maps/G3KiD5NQwE8DLMiT8

Answer: Tatanka

Tatanka
915 75 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr

37.770105, -122.470402 (OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, Yandex Maps)

Japanese Tea Garden
Photo of a humpback bridge, from the side, May 2021
Number of visible bridge steps in the foreground

Detailed answer

goo.gl/maps/9G47NizyppX5XDQ27

Answer: 9; nine; девять; 7; seven; семь

9; nine; девять; 7; seven; семь
932 Rincon park  

37.791489932612, -122.38990852986 (OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, Yandex Maps)

Cupid's Span sculpture. Photo sphere right above the sculpture
In which year was the photo sphere made?

Detailed answer

goo.gl/maps/kxVSrG1nRqw6rKLU6

Answer: 2017; 2019; 2020

2017; 2019; 2020

Historical background

On October 17 1989, at 5:04 p.m, The Loma Prieta earthquake (magnitude 6.9) shook with such violent force it tore the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in two. As usual, the bridge was very busy at that time as everyone was getting home from work. The section of the upper deck of the eastern truss portion of the bridge collapsed onto the deck below. The bridge was restored in a month, but the decision was made to do a major seismic retrofitting of both western and eastern parts of the bridge. Eventually it became clear that it would be cheaper to replace the eastern part completely.
The span replacement took place between 2002 and 2013, and is the most expensive public works project in California history, with a final price tag of $6.5 billion, a 2,500% cost overrun from the original estimate of $250 million. Originally scheduled to open in 2007, several problems delayed the opening until September 2, 2013. Inside the structure, 20 massive 6-feet-tall fuses will shift with the bridge to ensure that not only will it not collapse, but it will be back up and running quickly to allow medical and emergency personnel to get resources to either side of the Bay quickly.
With a width of 258.33 ft (78.74 m), comprising 10 general-purpose lanes, it is the world's widest bridge according to Guinness World Records as of 2014.
936 857 Commercial St

37.793752, -122.406065 (OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, Yandex Maps)

Bruce Lee graffiti on Street View
The last year Banksy’s art can be seen

Detailed answer

goo.gl/maps/xRkWALzSwXemp6bk6

Answer: 2013; 2014

2013; 2014
1005 Riddle

37.772766, -122.395086 (OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, Yandex Maps)

Our cat is constantly chasing this mouse — we fear it can destroy the whole house! Its namesakes are not far behind: one of them ran across the country, and the other one runs around and destroys everything. The first word in the name of the series of pieces of art by the “other one” will lead you to the name of the body of water. Photo sphere from the pier.
Number of canoes (kayaks) moored to the pier

Detailed answer

The riddle speaks about Tom and Jerry, the namesakes are Tom Hanks and Tom Cruise. The series of pieces of art is “Mission Impossible” franchise, the body of water is Mission Creek.
goo.gl/maps/bVJnZ4LCS7o9chVn7

Answer: 7; семь; seven;

7; семь; seven;
1008 Riddle

37.778667, -122.514094 (OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, Yandex Maps)

You need the house where the golden cloud lingered. Find the historical photo when this house ceased to exist
Number of people looking into the camera

Detailed answer

The riddle references “The Cliff” poem by Lermontov. The English translation also works fine in this case. The building you need is Cliff House. You will need to find a photo on pastvu where this house burns.
pastvu.com/p/222004

Answer: 3; три; three

3; три; three

Routes finish

99 425 Mission St, Salesforce Park

37.78948, -122.396568 (OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, Yandex Maps)