I'm also glad I don't have to drive over it regularly: it's a rare enough treat that it always feels special.
It's a beautiful bridge, historic, symbolic. I feel like part of a bigger world when I interact with a "landmark" like the Golden Gate Bridge.
Unfortunately, the only photo I find of it in my files is a blah one ☝︎. As in, not one of those gorgeous shots of fog wafting over the looming blood-orange towers glinting with golden sunlight that so many other people have taken. (Google "golden gate bridge fog / images" and you get the choice of sunrise, sunset, moon, and more—with hundreds, if not thousands, of ravishing images at your fingertips. Though not, I'm a little surprised to say, the one I am envisioning.)
But never mind: while driving over the bridge this morning I decided that today I would post a few photos—that I, unprofessional me, have taken—of bridges I have known, large and small. And leave it at that. I've babbled enough the past few days. It's time for a little silence and the simple beauty of place and connection.
|On our Costa Rica Traverse: bicycle, foot, raft, and kayak|
— from the Pacific to the Caribbean. Awesome adventure.
|Tower Bridge, London|
|Central Park, NYC|
|Cheakamus River Bridge, British Columbia|
|Brooklyn Bridge: a lifetime goal to walk over that one|
|Hanapepe swinging bridge, Kauai|
|Bay Bridge, San Francisco|
|Rebuilding the Bay Bridge, San Francisco|
|Sundial Bridge, Redding, CA|
|Boulder Creek, Colorado|
|Garzas Creek (my most frequented bridge by far)|
|Boronda Bridge over Carmel River: Where Doc and the boys went hunting frogs|
|Bixby Bridge: after a suicide|
|Rainbow Bridge, Niagara Falls|
|Silver Bridge (left); Black Bridge (right), Grand Canyon: |
Black Bridge is the only bridge the mules will cross the Colorado on