Ask anyone, the twins are just “The Twins”. They walk alike. They talk alike. But most of all, they look and dress exactly alike, and would not have it any other way. Vivian and Marian Brown are always ready to stop and chat, always ready with a pair of matching smiles and wrist-up hand-waves worthy of a pair of queens … whether you find them cute or creepy, they are among the most photographed icons in all of San Francisco, and have developed an almost cult-like following.

It’s somewhat ironic that almost forty years ago these two journeyed all the way across a continent to San Francisco, the ultimate destination for those seeking to express their own snowflake-like individuality, only to make a mark on the town by being … identical.

Thanks to Retail for the use of the track “Lipstick”, courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network.