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Candy Land on Lombard Street in San Francisco

August 19, 2009 |  5:18 pm

Candyland What better way to show off the crookedest street in the world than by coating it with candy?

To celebrate Candy Land's 60th anniversary, 575 feet of switchbacks in the Russian Hill neighborhood were transformed into a life-size version of the board game.

Kids from the UC San Francisco Children's Hospital and Friends of the Children competed in a round of Candy Land, which makes my girlhood fantasyland, FAO Schwarz, look like child's play.

The real icing on the cake is the treat the kids got at the finish line. Check out this cake that Debbie Does Cakes baked for the event.

Hungry for more? Check out SFist's photo gallery. Consider yourself warned: This might spur a midmorning trip to the vending machine.

-- Krista Simmons

Photo of Candy Land on Lombard by Ted Weinstein of SFist