Sky Watch #188: Happy 75th Golden Gate!

31 May


The Golden Gate Bridge, the iconic symbol of California, celebrated over the weekend its 75th anniversary with many activities, culminating in a fabulous fireworks. We watched the fireworks from across the bay fearing it might be too crowded in the city.

The bridge opened on May 27, 1937.

This image however was taken on 01/28/12 while on hike in Point Richmond. We hike upwards on a hill, whereupon on the top of the hill you can see Berkeley on the right (when facing south) and the bay on the left.

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Posted by on May 31, 2012 in sky watch


24 responses to “Sky Watch #188: Happy 75th Golden Gate!

  1. Carver

    May 31, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Wonderful shot of the Golden Gate bridge. Happy skywatching.

  2. ladyfi

    May 31, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    gorgeous shot!

  3. Boom & Gary

    May 31, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    It is iconic, but you did a good job in recapturing it!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  4. Sylvia Kirkwood

    May 31, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    A gorgeous capture indeed!! One of my favorite places! Hard to believe the bridge is almost as old as I am! It’s held up considerably better, that’s for sure! Hope you have a great weekend!


  5. laura hegfield

    May 31, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    wonderful view!

  6. Ellen

    May 31, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Amazing picture with beautifull colors! Have a nice day! Hugs from Norway!

  7. Martha Z

    May 31, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    A beautiful image, I haven’t seen the bridge from that vantage point.
    Interesting that at the time, some thought the bridge would spoil the view, little did they know.

  8. Joyce M

    May 31, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    I like the sherbet color sky behind the 70 year old bridge. Nice going!
    Joyce M

  9. magicalmysticalteacher

    May 31, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    The colors in this photo are so subtle, yet arresting!

    Western Sky & Road

  10. Eileen

    May 31, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    A cool celebration. I saw some of the fireworks on the world news. Your photo is beautiful. Great capture.

  11. nattsyrransphoto

    May 31, 2012 at 9:41 pm


  12. Prem

    May 31, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Lovely photo and it looks so serene from far away…

  13. docgelo

    May 31, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    beautiful colors!

    how could i not miss san francisco

  14. LifeRamblings

    June 1, 2012 at 12:47 am

    beautiful sky. i’d love to visit the Golden Gate someday. Happy 75th!

  15. Lindy MacDuff

    June 1, 2012 at 1:42 am

    How wonderful that you captured a golden sky for this magnificent bridge!

  16. seniorhiker

    June 1, 2012 at 1:48 am

    This is a gorgeous photo. The colors are marvelous.

  17. Lina Gustina

    June 1, 2012 at 2:15 am

    What a lovely shot of an amazing and famous bridge. The sky looks lovely too. Thanks for dropping by 🙂

  18. Luna Miranda

    June 1, 2012 at 2:31 am

    beautiful silhouette, calming colors.

  19. rob

    June 1, 2012 at 6:40 am

    .. i like it, it’s simply mesmerizing!

  20. Liz

    June 1, 2012 at 8:16 am

    Beautiful capture. Happy sky watching.

    My Sky.

  21. Dominique Saint Hilaire

    June 1, 2012 at 9:46 am

    a beautiful golden sky for the Golden Bridge !

  22. Jewaicious

    June 1, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    What a beautiful capture of the GGB. Lovely tones.

  23. Marleen

    June 1, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Lovely! The picture with the flowers is just amazing.

  24. Rose Cottrill

    June 1, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Captured so beautifully!

    My Sky Shot, have a great weekend.


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