My World 2: Golden Gate Bridge

27 Oct

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What could be more a Northern California trademark [even the entire California for that matter] than the Golden Gate Bridge? Our beloved Golden Gate Bridge been romanticized on movies and tv shows and has been a favorite structure to destroy in sci-fi and action movies.

Every day in my commute at Eastshore freeway, I look forward to that spot where I could glance to my left and see this imposing structure in the middle of the bay. Most of the time, it’s obscured by fog, but the mere thought that it’s there to my left makes my day. I thank my lucky stars I get to see this on a daily basis.

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Posted by on October 27, 2008 in My World, photo meme


45 responses to “My World 2: Golden Gate Bridge

  1. Louise Cannon

    October 27, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    GREAT shots! And I’d be hard-presed to think of something that is a more well-known icon for California. You are lucky indeed!

    That is the reason I had to post about it this early to get it out of the way and focus on things non residents might not know about. Thanks for the visit.

  2. SaraG

    October 27, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    Great post…Beautiful photo’s. I have been over that bridge a few times when I was a kid. It is so very pretty!
    Take care

    I’ve driven it, but didn’t cross it on foot yet. That’s my next assignment. Glad you had a good memory of it.

  3. Your EG Tour Guide

    October 27, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    The Golden Gate Bridge is a classic for sure. I’ve never been to California but I recognize it when I see it. Wonderful photos of it!

    Come visit the Golden State. We’d love to have you here πŸ™‚

  4. Klaus

    October 27, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    Classic shots – wonderfully presented!
    Great post!
    Cheers, Klaus

    I can’t thank you enough for your big part in making this meme happen. Cheers πŸ˜€

  5. Luiz Ramos

    October 27, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    Beautiful Californian trademark indeed.

    Thanks for the visit. Come and visit the state.

  6. david mcmahon

    October 27, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    Such a recognisable shape. I believe even the colour of the paint was specially created for the bridge.

    Re: paint. I believe so too. Appreciate the visit.

  7. Fishing Guy

    October 27, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    Ewok: That is a structure that when seen yu know exactly where you are located.

    Exactly. On the other hand, after this I cannot summon anonimity. πŸ˜‰

  8. Susan

    October 27, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    Wow, one of the world’s ‘must-see’ places, it’s beautiful! Thank you for sharing the photo, and I loved the words that went with it: you’re so lucky!

    I am lucky. I keep reminding myself that, especially when the rest of the country are paying about a dollar less of gas, I tell myself that I pay a dollar extra for the views of the bay. πŸ˜€

  9. Readerwil

    October 27, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    Great post! The Golden Gate Bridge is indeed a well known bridge in many movies.

    I appreciate the visit, Readerwil. Come again ok πŸ˜€

  10. marcia@joyismy goal

    October 27, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    And thanks for making my day it is a Strong Image and My son is in Northern Cali so It makes me think of him
    I am so glad that I made your day.

  11. April

    October 27, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    Fabulous views of the famous Golden Gate Bridge! Beautiful scenic pictures!

    thank you kindly πŸ™‚

  12. Maria

    October 27, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    Oh yes, the Golden Gate Bridge is eternal! Glad you can see it every day on your way to work!
    Thanks for visiting my Vienna post, and see you again next week πŸ™‚

    Yes, we’ll see each other again next week.

  13. mannana

    October 27, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    What can I say…the Golden gate Bridge an Icon of our time and you’ve nailed it. I just have to visit this place one day……

    You should visit someday. We’d love to have you πŸ˜€

  14. RuneE

    October 27, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    I envy you that one – especially since I have crossed it.

    I hope you can visit someday, the same way I would love to visit Norway someday too.

  15. Birdlady

    October 27, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    Great shots of the GGB. It is truly an amazing sight.

    I thought it’s am amazing sight too.

  16. WillThink4Wine

    October 27, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    I’m a bit of a bridge-a-phobic, but it’s magnificent from a distance!

    There’s lookout areas where you can view it without crossing it. Just as pretty from a distance πŸ˜€

  17. imac

    October 27, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    Very intersting and beautiful shots.

    Appreciate your visit and comment.

  18. Rose

    October 27, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    Wonderful photos, and you are right about it symbolizing California. You almost instantly think of one if you think of the other.

    I made a mistake in my blog–IMac is not retiring…but if I am seeing correctly Tom is. It is on the My world page–the first paragraph after the Title My World Issue II.

    Yes, Rose, I went back and read that paragraph. I’m sorry why that piece of info just slipped out of my brain.

  19. jeanne

    October 27, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    All great shots but I particularly love the one taken on the bridge with the traffic.

    We don’t always see that image of the bridge. I like that one too.

  20. Pernille

    October 27, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    I would love to drive there on that bridge! Beautiful photos from your corner of the world:)

    Thanks for the visit and the comment.

  21. Carver

    October 27, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    Wonderful shots of the golden gate bridge. That is so synonymous with San Francisco and you did a great job capturing it.

    Synonymous—that was the word I was looking for to describe this. Thanks Carver.

  22. Troy Mullens

    October 28, 2008 at 12:04 am

    Great photo.
    Golden Gate Bridge is California.
    Well, maybe the redwoods and Yosemite share some of the limelight.

    Look forward to seeing more of your world.

    Thanks for the visit,
    Troy and Martha

    Thanks Troy and Martha. I enjoyed visiting your world too.

  23. Erin

    October 28, 2008 at 12:26 am

    great shots of the bridge…i so miss my native state.
    thanks for stopping by my blog…have a wonderful evening.

    come back and visit your old stomping grounds.

  24. gmj

    October 28, 2008 at 1:00 am

    Beautiful shots of a Wonderful Bridge. Thanks for stopping by.

    thanks. i love this bridge.

  25. wren

    October 28, 2008 at 1:42 am

    You’re right – that could be an icon for the bay area. It always gives me chills when I see it.

    Thanks. Chills? Good chills I hope.

  26. Mary

    October 28, 2008 at 2:30 am

    Great to see such a famous bridge! Wonderful photos!

    Thank you for dropping by.

  27. Tabib

    October 28, 2008 at 2:44 am

    Beautiful picture of Golden Gate Bridge

    Thank you for the visit Tabib.

  28. Brit' Gal Sarah

    October 28, 2008 at 2:52 am

    Well until I saw your great picture, I had no idea there was such a hill on the bridge!

    πŸ˜€ Thanks for the visit.

  29. Arija

    October 28, 2008 at 3:53 am

    Well my lucky stars have led me to you and others like you whose posts I can visit for another look. My daughter was also recently in SF and brought lots of pics home for me to feast my eyes on. Once you have seen SF through the eyes of a knowlegable local, you never forget it.

    Next time, it’s your turn to come for a visit.

  30. lawstude

    October 28, 2008 at 4:11 am

    Thank you for the wonderful tour. This 2nd week of meme really makes us appreciate the many places that we don’t usually see or ever had a chance to visit like the one you showed me in this post. Hope you get to have time to check my world too. Another great job and more to come in the coming weeks.

    I checked your post and I marvelled at the beauty that you featured. I can’t get enough of it, especially since it is my native land. Hope to see Boracay someday.

  31. oddfacts

    October 28, 2008 at 5:55 am

    Nice pictures. Lovley commute.

    The pictures, yeah. The commute??? You better see it for yourself πŸ˜€

  32. TCKK

    October 28, 2008 at 11:59 am

    Cool Pictures of the Bridge. Thanks for sharing.

  33. Klaus

    October 28, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    Hi ewok,

    You asked in a comment, what a name day is. Here it goes.
    In the olden times a nameday was a celebration like a birthday among catholics.
    You had a lot of Saints and Patrons floating around – at least one for every day. Let’s say your name was Peter – your name day would be celebrated on St. Peter’s day. And back then most names had a religious background. While nowadays almost forgotten, a nameday is still being celebrated in rural, predominately catholic areas in Europe.

    Cheers, Klaus

    Hi Klaus,

    Thanks for the information. I think this is akin to a nun’s or priest’s feast day. I hoped that name day continues. It’s such a wonderful tradition.

  34. Donald Kinney

    October 28, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    Yep, the bridge is “home” for me too… I love to go down there and pretend like I’m a tourist…

    And I love that view of the bridge from the Berkeley area as well…

    Probably no chance of seeing the bridge today — it’s foggy as heck, as you know…

    I love your bridge photos Don. I envy all those bay area photogs who wake up really early and capture the bridge shrouded by fog. Oh, I love to do that one day. Is the Marin Headlands the best place to shoot it in early am fog?

  35. G_mirage

    October 28, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    True, Even sweaters that daddy brings home has the golden gate bridge printed on it!!!
    EAch of the photo gives it much of a character!!! The view on the biggest one, I bet you were driving by again! Have a nice week!

    Tita Ewok would love to see the young ones in their GGB sweater/shirts.

  36. MAsh

    October 28, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    The bridge is great… conjures up a ton of memories. I think the last time I was in the bay area, was when I drove from San Diego to Seattle – maybe 10 years ago.

    Ten years is a long time. It’s high time you come back for a visit. My SD visit was four years ago and I can’t wait until I get back and see more. I fell in love with Old Town SD, so much good chow.

  37. 2sweetnsaxy

    October 28, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    Wonderful shots of the infamous bridge. πŸ™‚ I’ve only been to Frisco once. I’ll get up there again one of these days. I’m expecting shots of the Ghiradelli factory next. πŸ˜€

    SoCal neighbor, come out come out and enjoy a foggy day πŸ™‚

  38. Joann and Jack

    October 28, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    American Cities:

    New York City the most exciting one
    Washington D. C. the most historical and patriotic one
    Orlando the most fun place to visit and relax
    San Antonio the best of Texas and the wild west
    and then there is San Francisco
    the most beautiful city in America!

    Oh that is so sweet. You know of course I totally agree with you πŸ˜€

  39. Carletta

    October 28, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    A great post!
    Seeing this bridge is definitely on my bucket list! πŸ™‚

    Speaking of bucket list, I better start making mine πŸ˜€

  40. chrome3d

    October 29, 2008 at 3:44 am

    IΒ΄m glad the aliens havenΒ΄t destroyed it today! That third pic was a new view to the bridge for me. Thanks for sharing.

  41. Antigoni

    October 29, 2008 at 6:47 am

    Beautiful post.
    In Orthodox church we have everyday a name day for every name. For example on 26th of October is the name day of St.Dimitrios and everyone that has this name have his name day celebration.
    My name day is on 1st of September.
    Visit my blog to see my post about our national holiday.

  42. bw

    October 29, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    The Golden Gate is as symbolic of America as the Statue of Liberty ! πŸ™‚

  43. Ms Hays

    October 29, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    San Francisco – Golden Gate Bridge – I’ve never been, but would love to go! Your photos are very pretty and I love it without the usual fog looming overhead.

    Thank you for the comment you left yesterday. Much appreciated!

  44. shaker

    October 30, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    I’d love to go there !

  45. Celeste

    November 1, 2008 at 1:24 am

    Great set of photos of a national icon, thanks for showing us your world.


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