Looking from the Bridge – Golden Gate , San Francisco

Categories America, Travel

‘Top places to see in San Francisco’

It was cloudy since morning. A long walk along the bay, which took me to Pier 39 – a buzzing place to visit in San Francisco, CA. BUT I was waiting for the sun to come out, why? I wanted to visit Golden Gate Bridge!

It ranks high up in the ‘Top places to see in San Francisco’. I took some risk, to head to the bridge – yes the sky wasn’t blue yet. The sun , was taking a nap – I guess.

Golden Gate Bridge being a tourist spot, the roads towards it are alway crowded. I could spot the bridge from a distance. AND the sun decided to show up…

Such a scenic view - Golden Gate Bridge, San Fransisco
Such a scenic view – Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

The name and colour do not match

Why the bridge isn’t golden? How many years did it take to build the bridge? When did golden gate bridge open? Well – yes there is a link which answers all your questions – FAQs

The strait was named as Golden Gate, by John C. Fremont, Captain, topographical Engineers of the U.S. Army circa 1846.  It reminded him of a harbor in Istanbul named Chrysoceras or Golden Horn. – source

Looking below from the Bridge – Golden Gate

I walked the length back n forth – very strong wind and lots of people walking with you. The best part is – bikes (cycles) are allowed over the bridge. SO as I was walking – this theme struck me. To capture images Looking from the bridge! Here are some images I clicked. Enjoyed clicking these, an over the top view of things below…

Golden gate Bride , San Fransisco Shadow
Bride Shadow


HUGE carrier


3 toads – I found these toads sitting , well these are huge rocks, nothing else!




Elegant ride – cutting the water | A large vessel cruising along with elegance


Sailing comfortably


FLIGHT – such a pleasure to watch birds fly above the water. From such height.


Adventurous sailor


Sailing alone – a ship from ocean tales!



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