Thursday, July 19, 2012

Things To See In The Bay Area: The Bay Bridge


I am a little late in posting about what I did on the Fourth of July, but I was honestly overwhelmed by the amount of photos I took.   Husband and I went out on our friends Mike and Katie's (Matie's) boat.  It was a beautiful day to be in the bay.  We made it almost all the way to Alcatraz before the water got a little too choppy, and we had to head back.  I took so many pictures I had to divide them into two posts. It seems that I get indecisive when it comes to sorting through a shit-ton of pictures.

We spent a lot of our journey heading towards the (in)famous Bay Bridge.  It connects the cities of Oakland and San Francisco and has one of the longest spans in the world. You may remember pictures of it collapsing during the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989.  Work on replacing the span that collapsed started in 2002 and will not be finished until 2013. 

If you watch The Bachelor, you saw Ben and Emily climb this bridge.  If you are wondering, it isn't something that the locals actually do.  However, if you visit San Francisco, chances are you will drive over this bridge.  It also makes a picturesque setting for snapping views of the Bay Area.  Here are some of my favorites from the day.

San Francisco in silhouette.

The Bay is very windy, which makes for the perfect place to go sailing.

A very appropriate sail for Independence Day.

Bright red buoy in the Bay

San Francisco in the background.
  
Going underneath the bridge

View of both spans of the Bay Bridge with Yerba Buena Island in the middle.  The span on the right is the part that collapsed in 1989 and is being replaced.

The new span of the bridge that is being built, right next to the old span that will soon be retired.


35 comments:

Kate said...

Amazing photos, it looks incredible!

little t said...

The first picture is stunning Erin!

Emmy said...

Great pics, Erin:) Really should visit SF someday.

cestlavie22 said...

Awesome photos! Looks like such a good time!

S said...

Incredible photos!!!
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S

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rooth said...

I don't think I have ever been over the Bay Bridge - must make that excursion next time I'm in town

Mandy Crandell said...

Oh, it's beautiful!

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Mal said...

Gorgeous photos!

Mal @ The Chic Geek

Stephanie said...

I love all of your San Francisco posts. Makes me want to go back!

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

you took some awesome photos of the bridge. it's so beautiful. i once saw a documentary about how they built it and why it's painted a certain color. beautiful water and boats too. thanks for sharing this.
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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

The bay is such a beautiful place - thanks for the reminder!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

Can I just say how lucky you are to live in the Bay area? And how jealous I am that you have easy access to San Francisco, which is one of my favorite cities EVER?

Very nice shots. Now excuse me while I go spend the rest of the evening thinking of SF and sighing ;-)

Heather said...

Sounds like a blast! What awesome pictures of the city!

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Looks like you had a great time! I have many fond memories of the Bay Bridge and sailing there too.

xo Mary Jo

Emily grapes said...

So gorgeous! I could stare at that bridge forever! Especially when the sun's setting. Love these photos!
Emily at Amazing Grapes

Ana F. said...

It always makes me happy when we're driving into the city and we see all the tall buildings and all the lights. It's really magical. To me, that image feels more like San Francisco than the GG bridge.

Bravoe Runway said...

I have not been to san fran in over 6 years! It's a great city and the bridge looks great.

Kashaya said...

Amazing photos! I'd love to go to San Fransisco.

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About Last Weekend said...

That first photo is amazing and reminds me, as a resident of Oakland that I must must take the boat over to SF more rather than just driving over!

Elle Sees said...

I went to a fancy party but took no pics or saw fireworks. Always ext time!

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Beautyshades said...

Love the pictures :)

Antonella C'est moi said...

Beautiful place!!!kiss kiss

Sam said...

It sounds and looks like such a beautiful day! I'm surprised to see that the water is so peaceful, your photos have been taken brilliantly!

Tamra {ever swoon} said...

I loved visiting san fran, but i was not there nearly long enough. must go back soon!

Style, She Wrote said...

Wow! What amazing pictures of the Bay! Thanks so much for sharing. xo style, she wrote

SizzleandZoom said...

Great photos and the top photo is fantastic! I'd frame it.

Erica said...

What a great way to spend the holiday. I love boat rides! Something about the air and water... so much fun!

High Heels & Good Meals! said...

Beautiful! I visited San Francisco 2 summers ago and LOVED it! It's such a beautiful city with soooo much to do. I was just shocked at how I almost freezed to death at night in the middle of July.....

Punctuation Mark said...

I still can't believe I've never been to SF!!!!

honey my heart said...

the bay bridge is a great one and definitely one i associate with sf as much as the golden gate.

Hannah said...

What beautiful photographs! Looks like you had a wonderful time!

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Mimi said...

it's really so beautiful! i'd love to go to san francisco so bad. ;)

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