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SHARE: Photos of the Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge turns 75th next week, what your favorite memory of it Mountain View?

It's never too early to start planning a celebration and the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge on May 27th promises to be a big one.

I love bridges. Just the idea of "bridging" two areas and two communities makes sense. Bridges make me feel good. I grew up in New York within walking distance of the majestic George Washington Bridge, the country's first suspension bridge, and its steel art deco architecture as it stretches across the mighty Hudson River still takes my breath away.

The first time I ever saw the Golden Gate Bridge was when I flew to San Francisco to interview with Patch for this position (!) two years ago in April 2010. From my childhood friend's Pacific Heights apartment window I caught my first glimpses of the span of the big orange bridge. It was beautiful and magnificent. That afternoon, Marissa and her daughter took me to Baker Beach for a better view.

When was the first time you saw the bridge? What's your favorite picture of you with the bridge?

Add them to this article with a caption! To get it started, here's mine!

Heads up! We'll ask you to put up other Golden Gate Bridge photos in the future in different categories, like most creative angle and best composition. So get them ready!

Corinne Speckert May 18, 2012 at 03:49 PM
I love that photo. Looks like you two are having a great time. I'm sure the kid is too, even though she's not smiling ;)
Rachel Stern May 18, 2012 at 04:00 PM
I grew up just north of the Golden Gate Bridge, so have crossed it countless times to get into SF and back again. I can forget how special a bridge it is, until out of town friends visit and I see it from a tourist eye again with them. The photo I uploaded was taken at the Marin Headlands on a hill peering down at the bridge. I've been going up there for probably the past 20 years, but the view never gets old!
Rachel Stern May 18, 2012 at 08:14 PM
Corinne, I also agree with you that that's a great photo! Baker Beach is one of the best bridge-viewing spots in the city. I also like the overlook from the Legion of Honor. Do you have a bridge photo to add? :)
Claudia Cruz (Editor) May 18, 2012 at 09:47 PM
Ha, ha Corinne! I think the toddler preferred to be playing in the sand than posing for the camera. It was a great day after all!

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