The Golden Gate Bridge

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The Golden Gate Bridge

View from the approaches.

The Golden Gate Bridge

The Bridge rising above Fort Point.

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From the walkway on the approach.

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On the Bridge itself, walking north.

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Approaching the first tower.

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Looking up at the tower.

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Past the tower, walking towards the midway point.

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Getting closer to the midpoint.

Port Traffic

Looking down at a freighter just entering San Francisco Bay.

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Just past the midpoint, looking back south.

City by the Bay

The city skyline from the midpoint.

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These crisis phones are located all along the Bridge. In 1997, 28 people tragically lost their lives jumping from the Bridge - averaging one every 13 days.

The Marin Headlands

Looking at the Marin Headlands. That little tree up there on the right had always attracted my attention. Soon enough, we would finally meet.

The Marin Headlands

Looking back south at the Presidio.

The Marin Headlands

More of the Marin Headlands stretching out into the Pacific.

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Approaching the north tower.

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Looking at the marina on the north side of the Bridge.

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Looking back south from the north tower.

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Looking at the city through the midpoint on my way back south.

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Closeup of the midpoint of the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Looking under the cable at the midpoint.

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An attempt at an artistic shot of the cables supporting the Bridge.

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Oooh, that's a LONG way down! Looking south at Fort Point.

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Looking north.

Shadow on the Bay

Artistic shot of the south tower's shadow on the Bay.

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Looking down at Fort Point. When it was active, the soldiers probably never dreamed anyone would ever build a bridge over their heads.

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Another view of Fort Point.

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Looking at the Bridge from the northern observation point.

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View of the supporting superstructure from the nothern observation point.

City by the Bay

The City, across the Bay.

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The northern observation point.

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Finally, climbing the hill towards that tree. The old gun mounts are still here.

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Right next to the tree looking down at the Bridge.

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A vista of the Bridge from the Headlands.

The Marin Headlands

Looking west as the Headlands march out into the Pacific Ocean.

Alcatraz

Alcatraz is a just a dot in the distance from up here...

The Marin Headlands

Another view of the city, the old defense installations...and the tree.

The Marin Headlands

Looking up the path towards an old pillbox.

The Marin Headlands

Looking into the pillbox...and yes, over at the tree.

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The Presidio, the Bridge and the city south of the Bridge.

The Marin Headlands

Another view of the Headlands.

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The Bridge and a sailboat from up on the Headlands.

The City and Golden Gate Park

From up here you can see clear across Golden Gate Park (the stripe of green).

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Another spectacular view.

The Marin Headlands

Looking up into the headlands past the end of the path.

The Marin Headlands

The road winding its way up the headlands.

The Marin Headlands

Looking into the Headlands from the path.

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A night view of the Bridge from the Headlands.

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Another night view of the Bridge.