Since moving to San Francisco in 2009, I’ve been excited to walk across the Golden Gate Bridge on its 75th anniversary.
A quarter-century ago, the celebration was so massive that the bridge actually straightened out from the weight of all the people on it.
On May 27, 2012, the city of San Francisco put on a huge celebration for that anniversary. Fireworks were displayed, fleets of ships sailed underneath the Golden Gate, a festival was held at the waterfront and thousands of people crossed the bridge on foot. It did not flatten.
So where was I for all of the fun?
Chiang Mai, Thailand, in the middle of another backpacking adventure to destinations still undetermined.
So no, I can’t complain; though, I really do wish I was there to see all the festivities…and to take a few hundred photos.
Instead, I shall mark this monumental date by posting these: some of my favorite photographs of the Golden Gate Bridge, taken during two years of living in the city of San Francisco.