Growing by the Bay

Category: golden gate

Golden Gate Bridge with rocks and waves - detail

Happy 80th Birthday, Golden Gate Bridge

Buddhist monks perform a ritual at the Golden Gate Bridge

Tibetan Buddhist monks perform a ritual at the Golden Gate Bridge.

A few photos from through the years.

Photo Wednesday: Golden Gate Bridge in fog

Photos of the Golden Gate Bridge in the fog are a genre unto themselves. This fine example comes from jrodmanjr’s photostream

Vertigo at Fort Point

fort point in the movie vertigo

Fort Point, at the south end of the Golden Gate Bridge, figures prominently in the Hitchcock film Vertigo. It is here where Kim Novak plunges off the fort into the water and is saved by Jimmy Stewart.

The story is told — I don’t know if it is true or not, although it sounds plausible — that Novak and Hitchcock squabbled throughout the filming of the movie. Novak, it is said, constantly complained that her wardrobe was not glamorous enough.

In the filming of this scene Hitchcock exacted his reverge. Claiming to be dissatisfied with the first couple of dozen takes, he made Novak enter the chilly water 25 times.

Golden Gate Bridge, Sunset

I guess if you’re doing a San Francisco-related blog sooner or later you have to post a sunset shot of the bridge. San Francisco is not really known for spectacular sunsets — something to do with the fog, the latitude, the climate, I don’t know. But occasionally we get a stunner. This picture was taken from the Oakland hills earlier this year.

golden gate bridge at sunset

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