There are these big world-known monuments we have seen on postcards, magazines and TV many, many times. Golden Gate Bridge for sure is one of them. So when I went to San Francisco, I was so excited to see it “live”.
This picture captures the first time I saw Golden Gate Bridge and I can still feel the goose bumps I had all over my skin. It was a quiet moment as the sun set and it felt as if the sea gull and I shared this very special moment, looking at a far.
The Golden Gate Bridge is named after the straits of waterway known as the Golden Gate. There are different opinions on whether the pathway was named Golden Gate due to the Golf Rush in California or the Greek word for harbor in Istanbul, Turkey.
The “red” color of the bridge is the famous international orange, used as a sealant for the bridge. Initially it was meant to be colored grey afterwards, but because it fit perfectly to the landscape and people liked it a lot, it stayed that way.