Article and Images by Sierra Zaccagnino Pennsylvania
One of America’s most iconic landmarks is the Golden Gate Bridge, located in San Francisco. Contrary to what others who have not visited or seen photography of it may believe, the bridge is not actually golden in coloring. However, the bridge is not technically red either; its true color is international orange. This bright and vivid color was chosen to contrast with the sea and the sky, as well as make it easier to perceive on a foggy day in the city. In the aerospace industry, it is used to set apart objects from their surroundings. The bridge is known as the Golden Gate Bridge because it spans the Golden Gate Strait, which is a narrow passageway from the Pacific Ocean leading into the San Francisco Bay.
On my teen tour this summer, I had the opportunity to visit and photograph the Golden Gate Bridge with my friends. It is truly hard to take a bad picture of the bridge on a nice day because of its unique coloring and outstanding architecture. Fortunately for us, we had sunny and clear weather when we went to overlook the bridge. If you ever travel to San Francisco, this landmark is a must-see! There are numerous photo spots for the bridge along the San Francisco Bay, or you can drive across the bridge itself to visit the bay towns on the other side. Wherever you stop, viewing the bridge will only take a few minutes, and you will not regret getting to witness this scenic view and incredible work of engineering. Every time I come to this city, I look forward to seeing the beauty of this bridge again.