Monday, July 04, 2011

The Golden Gate

After years of just seeing it in photos i got the opportunity to photograph it myself. It was the culmination of a fantastic day; the end of WWDC and an excellent talk by Buzz Aldrin.

Many people have asked during my journey if i keep a journal. While i don't in a conventional sense, photo's like these will help me remember this experience for a lifetime. 

What isn't always obvious is that the Golden Gate is essentially in the middle of nowhere. There is no easy way to get there from downtown San Francisco without a car, so i had to get my bike on, by chance i was able to rent one at a bike shop near 4th & Harrison. The $400 deposit scared the crap out of me at first, but it was alright in the end.

San Francisco is hilly place, so my plan was to cycle along the Embarcadero, which runs parallel to the shoreline (read: nice and flat). The previous link goes to my little weekend project. I built an app called gpxshare which allows people to upload and share GPX tracks for free. 

This was some what of a rambling post, but i just wanted to share some of these awesome pictures.

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