Seeing the Bridge upclose never ceases to amaze me. Its sheer size and intense orange color with the most dramatic background make for a great photo op. My mom is a happy camper.
Even though I've hosted many friends and relatives in the City, I get a renewed awe of the City's landmarks especially the Golden Gate Bridge. Driving through it is different from seeing it while showing someone around. Seeing it at a slow pace allows me to take everything in - the Bridge's color, the size, the San Francisco Bay, the hills, etc.
I have a routine whenever the destination is the Golden Gate Bridge. First stop is the Golden Gate Bridge Pavillon which is on the San Francisco side. The next stop on the side of Marin is Vista Point. In this blog, I will give you a virtual tour of what I see when showing someone around.
Here's a view from the parking lot of the Golden Gate Bridge Pavillon. My mom and I got lucky because it was a clear day and no fog.
Here's a view near Battery E trail.
Here's another view from near the first span of the Bridge.
My mom and I didn't walk on the Bridge because she gets tired easily. I took this photo when I showed my Aunt Gloria and my cousin Daisy in 2004.
Coming back to the parking lot, we saw this Bridge information and some exhibits how the Bridge works.
After a few minutes, my mom and I moved to the other side of the Bridge on the Marin side. That area is called Vista Point.
Here's the view of downtown from Vista Point. Alcatraz is on the left side of the picture.
I tried to do a pano style photo to include Alcatraz, downtown and the Bridge in one picture. The San Francisco Bay is so stunning!
Here's my mom reading more about Vista Point. She is a happy camper.