Well, back to me as a tourist - as most would know, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is one of the most recognisable landmarks known. A trip to San Francisco would not be complete without dropping by the area for a closer look. One weekend, we parked our car some distance away and made our way on foot, with me taking photographs along the way before we reached the bridge.
Folks gathering at a nearby pier for some relaxation and/or fishing. Noticed the fin at the bottom centre of pic, not sure what sort of fish it is.
Along the way, one can hire one of these Go-Car for some sightseeing around San Francisco. I've have seen people driving around in these in busy tourist areas. I would feel a bit insecure, being in one of these while on a busy road next to bigger cars/trucks/buses!
Along the way they have these earth globes with eco messages - this one to preserve green spaces.
This wood earth globe was donated by Toyota
Nearing the end of the path, one would see this metal plate with the words Hopper's Hand. There is this tradition where runners/joggers/strollers (and now pets too, with the addition of the little paw plate at the bottom) would touch this plate before turning around. But exactly who is Hopper and why are his hands here? There's really a interesting story about Hopper.
They even provide drinking fountain for pets too!
Upon reaching the end of the track, we went into Fort Point which was built to protect San Francisco Harbour during & after the U.S. Civil war. It overlooks the bridge, hence this is also a great place to take a closer look at the Golden Gate Bridge.
The spiral stairs inside Fort Point
The lighthouse at Fort Point
Finally, the Golden Gate Bridge up close, it's really majestic looking. Photo does not do it justice.
I'm amazed at the structure, well one has to see it for themselves to know the amazement I felt!
This is Surfin' USA indeed!