0 Golden Gate Bridge – A Giant Harp of Ellegance

Today was a great and active day for me and since it’s Sunday I want to lighten it up a bit and just share with you guys this picture of the Golden Gate Bridge that I took when we went to San Francisco last July, 2011.

There were lots of things to do in San Francisco and we’ve decided to try the boat excursion which offers a great view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Just a brief history of the bridge for your info –

Golden Gate Bridge2The bridge was built over four years which started from January 5, 1933 and ended April,1937. Vehicles were allowed to use it on May 28, 1937 although pedestrians were first allowed the day before. Unfortunately, 11 men died during the construction period but I do give them the honor for their sacrifices to be a part of this amazing structure. The name “Golden Gate” originated from U.S Army Captain John C. Fremont who looked steadily at the strait that is an entrance to the San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean and said “it is a golden gate to trade with the Orient”. As of May 30, 2012, it was stated that a total of 1,970,331,117 vehicles passed the Golden Gate Bridge since it’s opening on May 28, 1937.

0 Featured Image – Uliana

The photo I featured is from a  friend who is really into photography, he is just a hobbyist ( like me ) and doesn’t make a profit of it. I admire most of his work because of the techniques and styles he uses in capturing an image. My friend’s name is Dee Munar and you guys can check his collection on the Source link at the bottom of this post.

0 A View of Los Angeles At Night

I have always wanted to see the beauty of Los Angeles at night, see the busy city lights and radiant colors that twinkle like stars in a vast dark sky on a mountain perspective. There are lots of ways to do this and the one way that I was able to do was by going to The Griffith Observatory. I took this shot last year in November when a photography-enthusiast friend of mine(from Singapore) visited me. It’s a perfect opportunity, good weather and timing so why pass it? Grabbed my gear and off to the road in a fast paced manner coz we don’t want to miss the little bit of light from the sky. Arrived there just in time to set up our gears and take the shot! It was fun and fulfilling, coz I never get to do this most of the time.