My date with Gigi … all that Golden Gate Bridge love

Whenever I get to San Francisco, I always wish for three things

  1. It will be sunny and clear.
  2. The Cioppino will be good
  3. I can find something different that makes my trip

I can always get Numbers 2 and 3, but the weather can be so fickle in San Fran, and it really is the number #1 barometer of how much you will enjoy the city, if it is your first time in town. I always want clear skies to ensure that my Golden Gate Bridge date will be awesome – I always make a date with “Gigi” whenever I get here …

She is a sexy bridge with her curves in that International Orange …(yes the Golden Gate Bridge is not painted in a gold colour, but rather the colour is called International Orange) and it’s a date that no one will ever question you on! I guarantee that no one will ever ask you why you’re going to the Golden Gate Bridge … it’s like saying “I’m going to see the Great Wall or Niagara Falls or Dubai” … anyone you tell, will surely say something good. So on my list of things to see … always check the Universal Cool Things to see list …

That being said … in the evenings, with the fire red sunset, it would be difficult to deny her allure in the distance.

On a clear day, it is really difficult to take a crappy picture of Gigi, no matter what type of Camera you have. She is as iconic and symbolic of San Francisco as the CN Tower is to Toronto or Angkor Wat is to Cambodia.

Once you get to walk along, there is a of signage you’re going to encounter … I always wonder how the non English speaking visitors manage to deal with them. Do you think there’s enough icons on this sign?

With all the traffic that the bridge see, from those walking and cycling on the bridge to the regular commuter traffic, I always wonder if I will ever see people in top hats walking with children, as the signage on the ground leads me to believe.

There are even intersections for blind people to cross paths *lol*

Black and white, sepia or in colour … she always cuts a great silhouette

From the bridge you get awesome angles and views of everything San Francisco has to offer … like Alcatraz through the fence

and the bay with San Francisco in the distance

And at the end of a great date … there always the after 😛

About Rishiray

Rishi Sankar is a Cloud HRMS Project Manager/ Solution Architect. Over the past 15+ years, he has managed to combine his overwhelming wanderlust with a desire to stay employed, resulting in continuing stints with 3 major consulting firms (IBM, Deloitte, Accenture). He documents his adventures around the world on "Ah Trini Travelogue" with pictures and stories from the road/tuk-tuk/camel/rickshaw. You can follow him on Twitter at @rishiray and on Facebook at "Ah Trini Travelogue . He doesn't like Chicken Curry but loves Curry Chicken and is always trying to find the perfect Trinidadian roti on the road. He also doesn't like cheese and kittens ... and definitely not together. E-mail from his blog is appreciated like a 35 yr old Balvenie at

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