I’m still relying on old scans for my “Anything Goes Saturdays”. It’s a long story, but hopefully I’ll be able to get back to scanning some new stuff very soon.
If I had to make a guess, I’d wager that most readers will recognize this bridge (seen here in a 1950’s photo) instantly. The wonderful Golden Gate Bridge, which opened in 1937, is still considered one of the most beautiful bridges in the world – in part because of the gorgeous 1-mile wide “Golden Gate” straight between San Francisco and the Pacific Ocean. The bridge was the longest main span suspension bridge for 27 years, finally surpassed by New York’s Verrazano-Narrows bridge in 1964.
When I was a kid I had an older cousin who lived in San Francisco; every time we drove across the Golden Gate Bridge, the tops of the towers (over 700 feet tall) disappeared into heavy fog.
Thanks to my complete lack of studies and zero research I have concluded that San Francisco’s Chinatown might be the second most-photographed feature of the city. I love this shot looking down one of the streets – I couldn’t figure out which one – with the old vehicles in the foreground, the traditional buildings festooned with signage and Chinese decor, and the Oakland Bay Bridge looming in the distance.