2013 PHOTOGRAPHY BUCKET LIST
1. Sunset at Seaside
2. Twin babies
3. Las Vegas Strip
4. A beautiful waterfall (other than Multnomah Falls)
5. 1st birthday session
6. Downtown Seattle/Puget Sound
7. Timberline Lodge
8. City lights at night
9. A cactus
11. An extravagant themed photo
13. Jumping shot
14. A pier
15. Street photography
16. A series of old cars
17. A series of vintage signs
TIP #11: WALK ACROSS THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE! We didn't do this and I really wish we had. There are a couple of different ways to do it. You can actually rent bicycles and ride across to Marin County, and then take a boat back to Fisherman's Wharf. You can also take a taxi to the south side of the bridge and walk across (and back). Or if you are driving, there is also a parking lot on the south side.
Nearly 20 years after the initial proposal to build a bridge spanning the Golden Gate, as the entrance to the bay from the Pacific Ocean was known, construction of the bridge began in 1933. Four years and $35 million later, the bridge was completed.
A few facts about the Golden Gate Bridge:
*The main span of 4,200 feet was longer than any other suspension bridge in the world, up until 1964.
*The total length of the bridge is 8,981 feet.
*The bridge sits 245 feet above the water (the towers, however, rise up 746 feet from the water)
*The main cables are composed of 80,000 miles of wire
*The official color is "international orange"
*The bridge is the second most common suicide site in the world - by 2005, more than 1,200 jumpers committed suicide there, with a rate of new jumpers roughly once every two weeks
*The bridge has only ever been closed three times due to weather (1951,1982 and 1983)