The Golden Gate Bridge is the most recognizable Bay Area landmark and (for a time) a modern wonder of the world. Everyone in the Bay Area (including Zazzle) loves the Bridge. In honor of the Bridge’s 75 years of glory I thought I’d share some of my favorite Golden Gate Bridge posters on Zazzle and one Bridge memory.
My first memory of the Golden Gate Bridge was from an elementary school trip. It was cold and incredibly windy (FYI, it’s always cold in SF) day, which meant that walking the bridge was a chore I didn’t want to do. I wasn’t alone. As a class, we protested the walk across the bridge, but our teacher insisted and we lost. So we slowly marched out of the parking lot and towards the orange bridge. As I watched the bridge become larger with each step towards it, my attitude shifted and my pace quickened with excitement. It was like a super-sized version of my tinker toys at home. The massive scale of the bridge – every cable, bolt, and steel beam fascinated me. At the end of the walk all I could think about what when I could go back (even though my face was completely frozen). To this day, I can walk the bridge and still be in awe of the beauty and the people that constructed such a wonderful landmark. What’s your first memory of the Golden Gate Bridge? Share in the comments.Follow @zazzle