Golden State, Golden Hour

It’s been over two years since my last trip to San Francisco. As with previous visits, I was only in the area for a few days and with even less free time on my hands than usual. Taking advantage of California’s famously gorgeous weather (it was ~30° F in NYC at the time) I spent most of a Saturday wandering around the Golden Gate Bridge.

Having seen so much of the San Francisco side already, this time I took a car to Sausalito with the intention of walking back towards the city and ending up downtown by the evening. I had a late start and the sun was already setting below the bay which is truly the way to see the bridge in all its orange glory.

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After checking out a few angles from the various ‘vista points’, I began making my way across the roughly 1.5 mile span of bridge. Normally the walk would take about an hour, but it took me nearly double that time as everything was so picturesque in the light of setting sun—especially the Art Deco architecture of the bridge itself.

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San Francisco has made a different impression on me with each visit, but this recent outing felt the most appealing. I think a little of that has to do with missing the sun and warmth of Cape Town, or maybe after 11 years in NYC I’m finally opening up to the idea of a change in scenery. I’m not quite sure, but in any case it was a welcome excursion in what is already shaping up to be a travel-heavy 2018.


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