Behind the Golden Gate

You can drive through Fort Baker, past the Bay Area Discovery Museum to a point behind the bridge.  If you walk up the road and underneath the bridge you can hike all the way to the top and underneath where it hits the headland, up to the other side for a view of the City and the Pacific.

This bridge is enormous, 6 lanes of traffic and two pedestrian walkways.   I walked halfway across and was assaulted with the nose and noise pollution of so many cars.

The Statue of Liberty in New York, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Big Ben in London, the Great Pyramid in Egypt, there are a few man-made things in the world that we all should see.   The Golden Gate Bridge is certainly on that list.

Cathy

8 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Shigemi on April 7, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Brings back memories of our last trip to San Francisco. Was there beneath the Golden Gate bridge, too, and the kids enjoyed the fort with its cannons, etc. Because it was winter time, the ocean looked gray and rough rather than blue and inviting. But there were a few surfers out there in the rough.

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  2. What? Does San Francisco have “blue” skies? Amazing! Don’t see that very often. 🙂

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  3. Posted by Richard Michel on April 7, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    Nice pictures!

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  4. Love the pictures. Could do without the smelly exhaust and noise. I have seen the bridge from a distance. Never up close. Now for the Eiffel Tower!!

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  5. I agree. That blue stuff in the sky is pretty scary. What IS that?! We had snow yesterday. Not talking the mountains. Down here!!!

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  6. Posted by Rebecca on June 9, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    Planning a visit to San Francisco in October and want to walk across Golden Gate Bridge – I am a lung cancer survivor (never smoked) and now some smells bother me – your comment on pollution – do you think I will be able to do walk?

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