I drove through San Francisco on the way home from last weekend's wedding. I wasn't taking time to sight-see, except for this one detour for a view of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. The bridge is a sight that never fails to impress.
Most of the time, people stop at the quick-in-quick-out viewing point at the north end of the bridge. But if you take the road to the other side of the highway and drive a little ways up the Marin Headlands road, there are many turnouts that offer more views of the bridge, without the crowds.
"I have known her for 15 years, and she is more beautiful than ever ... Her hair is usually a copper-red, and she has enormous feet, but once you have seen her bathing in the sun, she becomes a woman you will never forget."
~ Dean Jennings, The Chronicle, 1952