The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most photographed constructions around the whole world and it is truly a magnificent structure from every point of view. Heading over to Baker Beach on the Western shores of San Francisco is a trip that everyone should take once in town. The view from the beach onto the bridge is probably one of the most romantic ones there is. And getting there by foot is not as difficult as I thought it would be. Continue reading
It does not really make a difference wherever you visit San Francisco as a destination by itself, as a port of call during your cruise or as a stopover when heading North or South. There is always something new to explore in and around Belle of the Bay. How do seashore waterfalls and mighty Redwoods, each just a little over an hour drive away from downtown, sound to you? Join me on a thrilling day trip into the amazing nature that awaits just off the San Francisco city limits and spend a day at the heart of Planet Earth. Continue reading
She is an architectural icon, a masterpiece in engineering and probably one of the world´s most reknown man-built constructions ever realized: The Golden Gate Bridge.
The Frommers travel guide describes the Golden Gate Bridge as “possibly the most beautiful, certainly the most photographed, bridge in the world.” (Source: Wikipedia) Altogether 1.2 million steel rivets hold the bridge together, allowing her to span over 1,300 m (or 4,200 feet), linking San Francisco with the San Francisco Peninsula. Continue reading