Hey, I bet nobody else you know got up at four this morning and drove for miles just to walk out onto the Golden Gate Bridge to get you some photos…

a 1

Well, I did. I mean, I did lots of other stuff too, and this will certainly make doing my Yosemite picture posts more challenging, but hey, I do it all for you.

a 2

So, bearing in mind that I am, obviously, still in the Bay Area, visiting my mom, who just turned 95, I stopped off in the middle of the Oakland Bay Bridge, at Treasure Island, and took this photo on the way to the city.

a 3

I tried to take a picture from the waterfront in San Francisco, looking back across the Oakland Bridge, but it is a little dark.

a 4

Then, after much more driving, I arrived at my destination.

a 5

Or at least I arrived at my first destination.

a 6

The sky was just beginning to lighten in the East as I was walking out onto the bridge… as far as I was willing to go. It was cold and windy, and it has been a long couple of weeks.

a 7

Okay, I can walk just a bit further.

a 8

A little more…

a 9

Okay, good enough. The fog was just dancing around the very tops of the towers.

a 11

I leaned out over the railing to get a shot of Fort Point, an actual Civil War fort, that is under an arch in the bridge. This is a good tie-in, because I have a few photo that tell the story of the military history of the Bay Area, and I might do them as one long post. That being said, I want to do his adventure more or less in chronological order.

a 12

Heading back to the car to continue my adventure.

a 13

It was just light enough to see Alcatraz out there in the bay.

a 15

Okay, I will be back later, with either more San Francisco photos, or another installment of the Yosemite adventure. Any preferences?

 

 

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6 Responses to Hey, I bet nobody else you know got up at four this morning and drove for miles just to walk out onto the Golden Gate Bridge to get you some photos…

  1. kunstkitchen says:

    Great photos! Hey! I bet I had seen some of these places when I lived there, but I didn’t know any of the detail you have put in your two posts. Great stuff.

  2. You know, now that I think about it, I can’t recall ever having woken up at 4 in the morning to take a long drive, just so I can snap some photos of the Golden Gate Bridge. I’ve done a lot of crazy shit in my life, but that’s one I haven’t accomplished. Now, get a hold of yourself, Art!

    More great photos, by the way.

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