Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Golden Gate Bridge Vista Point

The Golden Gate Bridge has two vista points. One on the San Francisco side and one on the Marin side. The view you see here is from the Marin side looking towards San Francisco. You can see the Sutro Tower antenna in the distance.

These are on-site coin-operated binoculars. I suspect very few people bring binoculars with them while on vacation so these would come in handy.

With only 12 Lone Sailor memorials in the United States to honor those who served their life at sea, this one happens to stand close to home and I never knew. The first one I saw was in Washington, D.C.'s Navy Memorial.
To find out more about the Lone Sailor statues, click here.

Here is another view with the statue with the bridge in the background.

- Karen


Lilli & Nevada said...

These statues are so amazing, much history here

LR Photography said...

Karen, wonderful set of pictures here, a different way of seeing San Francisco...congratulations!

Rune Eide said...

Vista is really a good name for this view. Anyone who has seen it will remember it.

PS He he sleeping.

dot said...

It's such a beautiful view and I love the sailor statue.

Martin in Bulgaria said...

The Golden Gate and its surrounds never fails to impress.