Golden Gate Bridge Turns 75
"Today marks the 75th anniversary of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. The city, always one to throw a big party, is hosting a slew of events today, culminating in a fireworks spectacular from 9 p.m. - 10 p.m."
San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the world with dozens of landmarks that draw millions of tourists every year. A visitor needs to spend at least a week in the City by the Bay to see Coit Tower, Golden Gate Park, Chinatown, Broadway, Fisherman's Wharf, Aquatic Park, A T & T Park, Lombard Street, Japantown, Pier 39, the San Francisco Zoo, Castro Street... It's understandable if a tourist is unable to visit all of San Francisco's wonderful attractions, but it would be a crime if he failed to marvel at the city's most famous landmark: The Golden Gate Bridge.
The art deco masterwork has been declared one of the modern Wonders of the World by the American Society of Civil Engineers, and it's the most photographed bridge in the world.
There are many things that I miss about the city where I was born: The world-class cuisine, the tolerance and accepting nature of the residents, the great sports teams - the list is endless. But when I reflect on the forty years that I spent in the Bay Area, one image comes to mind: The Golden Gate Bridge.
When I got my driver's license as a 17-year-old boy, there was one place, and one place only that I had to drive to: The Golden Gate Bridge. I had no practical reason for going To Marin County, but you haven't live until you've crossed that magnificent span.
I left my heart in San Francisco, and I will return one day to renew old acquaintances and to once again marvel at an old friend: The Golden Gate Bridge.
Happy 75th Birthday: Golden Gate Bridge!
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