When I was in San Francisco the week before Thanksgiving, I was greeted with characteristically sunny, clear days.  My excitement to photograph the Golden Gate Bridge  before dark was quickly crushed when I arrived at Fort Point on a Wednesday and only then remembered that they aren’t open during the week. Fortunately, I was still […]

Directly under the south anchorage of the Golden Gate Bridge stands the Fort Point Light, a lighthouse built on top of the wall of Fort Point.  It is the third lighthouse built at the fort, and at a spot more than 100 feet above sea level, it can be seen by sailors along the entire […]

After spending some time exploring the Presidio, we soldiered on to Fort Point.  Built at the height of the California Gold Rush, Fort Point was designed to protect the nation from any naval attack.  While it never had to rise to that occasion, the fort survived the Civil War, earthquakes, and the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge.  The […]

The Pigeon Point Lighthouse was built in 1871 and is the tallest lighthouse on the West Coast of the US.  The point is named after the ship Carrier Pigeon that wrecked in this spot in 1853.  Unfortunately, the lighthouse was closed in December 2001 when its rusting cast iron walkways and collapsing brickwork made it […]

Since Fort Point was closed, my friend and I walked along the water front and what I believe is the Baker Beach Trail to reach the Golden Gate Bridge. Here are three final, random photos of the Bridge from this trip to San Francisco. What do you think?  Do you have a favorite below? Golden […]