Saturday, November 19, 2011

Snapshot Saturday: The Golden Gate Bridge


Is not golden at all. Not even a mere speck. The Golden Gate Bridge is in fact splashed with the hue of international orange, a shade of orange used in engineering and the aerospace industry to make something stand out from its surroundings. This 1.7 mile-long suspension bridge is named so for it's built over the Golden Gate, a strait that links San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean.


Last Saturday, we had the chance to cruise along the bridge when we took our traveling toddler to Bay Kids Museum in Sausalito. Northbound is toll free, while southbound cost us $6. The east sidewalk is open to pedestrians all year round. Creepy fact: The Golden Gate Bridge is the most popular place to commit suicide in the world (second is Japan's Aokigahara Forest).

San Francisco will celebrate the bridge's 75th anniversary next year, if you're visiting the city check out their website for events.

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19 comments:

Gladys | WanderingTandem.com said...
December 2, 2011 at 12:24 PM

at least, sosyal diba... pag nag-suicide ka, golden bridge naman... toinks! :)

Batang Lakwatsero said...
December 2, 2011 at 1:30 PM

ang creepy naman nung trivia mo. haha..

nung bata (well, bata pa namn ako).. nung mas bata pa ako.. akala ko nasa pasig river lang ang GGB. hehe

Pinay Travel Junkie said...
December 2, 2011 at 1:53 PM

Gladys, haha! Yeah.

Pinay Travel Junkie said...
December 2, 2011 at 1:54 PM

OMG Ivan, what made you think that way? Haha. Maybe cause when we were kids the Philippines is the whole world to us ;p

randomtrippingsnidrew said...
December 2, 2011 at 2:14 PM

Di ko alam na madami palang nagsusuicide doon! Pero ganda talaga ng GGB. I remember renting a bike and biking the whole 1.7 miles of it back and forth a few years ago. Saya!

Mary @ The World Is A Book said...
December 2, 2011 at 2:39 PM

It looks like you passed through the Golden Gate Bridge on a nice, clear day. Most pictures I have of it are partially covered in fog.

Pinay Travel Junkie said...
December 2, 2011 at 2:41 PM

Drew, I'd like to stroll on it. Maybe next time :)

Pinay Travel Junkie said...
December 2, 2011 at 2:44 PM

Mary, GGB loves me! Never saw it swallowed by fog.

killerfillers said...
December 2, 2011 at 5:00 PM

Just reading your post makes me want to sing "Save Me, San Francisco" by Train.lol

Missy said...
December 3, 2011 at 10:27 AM

I remember when we brought my Dad to Golden Gate Bridge, we were teasing him that he has to kiss the bridge once he gets there, I thought my Dad would not take it seriously but he did, lol. It's been 8 years since we visited that bridge. I hope to visit it again ;-) nice capture of the bridge

Pinay Travel Junkie said...
December 3, 2011 at 3:21 PM

Haha! Your dad's such a good sport!

Malditang "Kura"cha said...
December 3, 2011 at 4:35 PM

naalala ko ang 98 degrees habang kumakanta ng "it's all because of you".. sabay may suicide kang nabanggit. hahaha! mahusay at umaariba na naman pala ang buong family. bongga! stay safe. Congrats nga pala gay. Clap clap clap! Ang ganda ng mga nominees ngayon. magagaling lahat.

Pinay Travel Junkie said...
December 3, 2011 at 4:36 PM

Thanks so much Maricar!

Glen Villar said...
December 5, 2011 at 7:17 AM

Must have been named Golden after the Golden Age? :)

http://walkingwonderland.blogspot.com

Chyng said...
December 5, 2011 at 9:32 AM

grand exit for those suicidees. hehe

Pinay Travel Junkie said...
December 5, 2011 at 9:50 AM

Chyng, LOL @ "grand exit".

Christian | Lakad Pilipinas said...
December 6, 2011 at 4:50 PM

iconic shots diba!

vin said...
December 7, 2011 at 6:44 PM

i remember the tv show charmed whenever i see a picture of this bridge. kasama kasi sa opening video hehe

Pinay Travel Junkie said...
December 8, 2011 at 1:57 AM

I forgot the Charmed intro. Lemm Youtube it, lol.

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