Monday, July 13, 2009

~*~*The Golden Gate Bridge~*~

Here are just a few of the photos I took at the Golden Gate Bridge. It's an absolutely amazing structure. It would have been really cool to have taken a boat out to the bridge or flown over it. Maybe next trip!

This is some history of the bridge:
Golden Gate Bridge
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the opening of the San Francisco Bay onto the Pacific Ocean. As part of both U.S. Route 101 and California State Route 1, it connects the city of San Francisco on the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula to Marin County. The Golden Gate Bridge was the longest suspension bridge span in the world when it was completed during the year 1937, and has become an internationally recognized symbol of San Francisco and California. Since its completion, the span length has been surpassed by eight other bridges. It still has the second longest suspension bridge main span in the United States, after the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York City. In 2007, it was ranked fifth on the List of America's Favorite Architecture by the American Institute of Architects.

These are some random shots from around San Francisco. The buildings are so cool and everything is so compact. It's really easy to travel around the city by foot or mass transit. We took a lot of taxi's and buses. I had so much fun just looking around and taking pictures of buildings.