Golden Gate Bridge 3

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Golden Gate Bridge 3

I took this photo as a comparison between a huge ocean liner carrier and the minimum height of the Golden Gate Bridge.  It is so high up that it seems like you could put to ocean liner ships one on top of the other.  You can also see some of the roughness of the water in the bay and you can imagine how much rougher it would be in the Pacific Ocean.  I also learned that Joseph Strauss was the main engineer and actually had to face opposition to the project in the first place.  Strauss had already designed and constructed over 400 drawbridges, mainly inland.

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Golden Gate Bridge 2

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Golden Gate Bridge 2

This photo shows most of the expanse of the Golden Gate Bridge.  What is interesting to note is that the construction on the bridge started in 1933 and that it was finished ahead of schedule and under budget.  This should serve as a signal to today’s society where projects normally go over budget and are not finished on the speculated or planned time.  That is my political comment for the modern world.  This bridge is one of the most photographer bridges in the world and is considered one of the most beautiful.

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Golden Gate Bridge 1

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This photo is a different view of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California.  The towers are visible but not the entire bridge.  Apparently, there is usually a lot of fog covering the bridge and it remains visible for very few days of the year.  We were lucky as the fog was lifting.  At one point in time, until 1964, it was the longest suspension bridge spanning San Francisco to Marin County at 4200 feet (1280 meters).  It was voted one of the Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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Rainfall on Ocean

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This is a shot of Waikiki Beach in Oahu, Hawaii.  Over the ocean there are storm clouds in the sky and from the bottom, you can see how the rain has started on the ocean.  It was very difficult to get any photos as these beaches are almost always full of people swimming and riding the surf.  For once, I was able to capture it relatively quiet of people and in the pristine beauty of nature itself.  I have always enjoyed seeing rain from a distance.  On the prairies you can see the rain storm coming from far away.

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Moon Craters

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Moon Craters

This is a photo of the moon that I took still early in the morning while the sun was up on the other side.  The moon is shown here in most of its glory with moon craters and the Seas of Serenity and Tranquility.  These seas are also called Mares and include such great names as Sea of Vapors, Waves, Storm and Crisis.

The moon is the only natural satellite of Earth.  It is the 5th largest moon in our solar system.  The moon is in synchronous rotation to the Earth which means that the same face of the moon faces Earth because of the trajectory and orientation of the rotation relative to the Earth.  I think this is fascinating.

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Twin Spires & Trolley Lines

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Twin Spires And Trolley Lines

This is a photo of the famous Catholic Church called Saints Paul and Peter Church in the North Beach area of San Francisco.  You get the spires as a quick image as I passed along one of the famous bus tours around the city.  I love the trolley lines finding them interesting how they intersect and work.

I remember being younger and enjoying the electrical buses that use to run up and down Corydon Avenue in Winnipeg.  They often lost their footing on the cable as they came around the bend and so I would enjoy sitting there watching them putting the cable back on the line.  I miss those electrical buses and meanwhile they were good for the environment but we replaced them in the name of technological advancement.

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Sausalito Shoreline

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I think one of the coolest things about Sausalito, California is that it is only 13 feet above sea level.  Can’t do much better than that.  The population of this quaint little city with colourful buildings is only about 7000 people and is located at the northern end of the Golden Gate Bridge.  I found the restaurants in the area to be spectacular with great seafood, of course.

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Sparkling Water and Goose

I could not believe how gorgeous the water turned out around this goose.  The white goose is encircled with huge diamond–shaped sparkling lights.  I love the way the water seems to fold itself over delicately moving as the goose glides along the water.  I also love the multi-pointed sparks of light.  This photo was taken in Freeport, Bahamas in The Garden of the Groves on the Grand Bahamas Island.

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