Sunday, May 27, 2012

Happy Birthday to a Bay Area Icon!
North Tower, Detail - Image by Tim Baskerville

"When you're down and out
When you're on the street
When evening falls so hard
I will comfort you.
I'll take your part
When darkness comes
And pain is all around.
Like a bridge over troubled water."
(Lyrics by Paul Simon)

Today marks the 75th (Diamond ) Anniversary of the opening of that most famous - and most photographed! - of bridges: the Golden Gate Bridge!

Hope you enjoy all the festivities to be had this long weekend. Here's a great example - the California Historical Society has extended weekend hours to view the current exhibition: "A Wild Flight of the Imagination: The Story of the Golden Gate Bridge." Be sure to check out and download the lovely ebook they have produced!

"Shine on, you crazy diamond . . . "

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