Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Golden Gate Bridge

Who can resist the majestic beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge? I certainly can't. Last Sunday as the temperatures edged near 80 degrees, I decided that a walk across the GGB would be a perfect way to enjoy the balmy weather. And so my walking partner and I braved the heavy traffic across the Bay Bridge, snaked our way along VanNess and Lombard Streets, and miraculously found a parking spot at Fort Point. From there it's just a short jaunt up the hill to the vista point next to the toll booths. That's where we began our afternoon stroll. It took forever to reach the other side, though, since the scenic views beckoned us to linger and ooh and aah at what unfolded below, beyond, above, and all around us.

Come take a look at what we enjoyed that warm, sunny afternoon...



















Some interesting facts: The color of the GGB is called "International Orange," a mixture of cyan, yellow, black, and magenta. The name of the bridge actually refers to the "Golden Gate Strait," the entrance to the San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean.

9 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Simply stunning, Linnea. A friend in Marin told me the weather has been super there, while I'm up to my eyeballs in snow.
Love these pictures!!
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Arija said...

You did have a field day dindn't you? No wonder it too you a little longer to walk across the bridge.

What a feast Linea, like sitting at a royal table, yum, yum, yum, all of them just delectable

This series is awe inspiring.

chuck said...

beautiful pictures!!!

Photo Cache said...

It's the best subject ever. I love seeing it thru your lenses.

truels said...

Instead of commenting your next two images of Golden Gate Bridge I had a look at ALL these great shots here: WOW - I would have been walking the whole day there if I had the opportunity!!

JM said...

Wonderful set of the GG Bridge photos! The light is awesome. The third shot is my favourite.

Norman said...

Your pics keep getting better and better! Positively, completely awesome, and inspiring. You have a gift! -Norman

mARTy said...

Beautiful photos- unfortunately I haven´t seen the GGB with a blue sky, it was sooo cold on my trip 6 years ago, but it is a beautiful city! happy day;) thanks for your visit!

Louis la Vache said...

What a splendid series of shots, Linnea!