Steiner Street contains rows and rows of elegant Victorian homes.
roof of this structure, using the pho-
togenic hills of SF as a backdrop for
his modern-day fairy tale. 2120
Broadway (between Webster &
Buchanan sts.). y 415/674-5426.
0 Vedanta Temple. This struc-
ture, built from 1905 to 1908, is a
temple for the Northern California
Vedanta Society, a branch of Hin-
duism. Its astounding combination
of several types of architecture—
including Moorish columns, onion
domes, and medieval turrets—
reflects the Hindu idea that there
are numerous paths (or many reli-
gions) to reach the same God. 2963
Webster St. (at Filbert St.).
! Union Street. This lengthy
lane is the commercial heart of Cow
Hollow, so named for the 30 dairy
farms that existed here in the
1860s. The street draws locals and
visitors for leisure shopping at its
swank boutiques. For more on shop-
ping here, see p 33, bullet 4 .
@ Octagon House. This
unusual, eight-sided, cupola-topped
house built in 1861 is maintained
by the National Society of Colonial
Dames of America. The small
museum contains early American
furniture and artifacts. Historic doc-
uments include signatures of 54 of
the 56 signers of the Declaration of
Independence. @ 30 min. 2645
Gough St. y 415/441-7512. Free
admission; donation suggested. Lim-
ited open hours: 2nd Sun & 2nd &
4th Thurs of the month noon-3pm.
Closed Jan & holidays.
# Pane e Vino. Enjoy an
espresso and tiramisu, a fine appe-
tizer like carpaccio, or a classic Ital-
ian entree at this casual, local
favorite. 1715 Union St. y 415/
All faiths are welcome at the Hindu