2009-10 Daily Journal Page Challenge -- Day 303: Our Lady of the Golden Gate
One of the most beautiful sights in the San Fransisco Bay Area is the Golden Gate Bridge. It connects SF and Northern California, and does so with an audacity. Much has been written on this engineering miracle, and much has been penned on its beauty. I'll never forget driving up into the Headlands with a friend one evening in 1988, and sitting and staring at the North Tower. The looming perspective, the fog enshrouded twinkling lights, the stream of white and red car lights moving across the span, the mega-watt uplighting of the Bridge's unearthly color -- all led to a magical, mystical few hours spent huddled in the front seat of a car. That evening marked my decision to move to this area of the country. The Bridge has a presence and it is definitely feminine. Magical. Not one to be ignored.