About one year ago I had an idea about doing consistent weekly posts on the same day, with a goal to get my visitors to expect and look forward to those posts. The goal was to provide something different and interesting and bring people back to my blog. So on every Friday I decided to publish a photo with undisclosed location and let readers to identify it. I usually post the answer and acknowledge everyone that knew the place on Saturday or Sunday. Yesterday’s post was #49, almost one year of “Friday Mystery Photos”!
I think a lot of folks had fun identifying places where they have been or saw on someone else’s photos, or just did a guess. One thing that I was expecting, completely did not materialize, is the number of people visit my blog on Fridays. About the same number of you guys stopped by here yesterday as any Friday in March, or as any Friday six or twelve months ago. So this whole idea about getting people addicted to every Friday Mystery Photo really didn’t work on a grand scale. I’m sure there are a few of you who comes here every Friday (thanks guys!), but it did not accumulate as I thought it would. I guess some smarty pants advertisement and marketing guru would have a perfect explanation for it.
I have no intensions to quit on with this mystery photo trend and I’ll do my best to keep it going and find something new for every Friday of the month and I hope you find it interesting to see some cool places and maybe actually know where it is.
And I especially like those Fridays when my wife asks me where I took it, as she pretty much knows every place I have been in the last few years.
Today’s photo takes us back to the lovely San Francisco. I took this photo from a pier at the Maritime National Historic Park. The one that curves like a bow.
From East coast’s one of its star cities to the West coast’s one of its star cities. Yesterday we were in NYC, today in San Francisco. From one bridge to another. I had to chance to walk across both bridges. Hmm, well, actually I didn’t walk across this bridge, I drove a bike over it with some short walks rolling the bike. It will take a bit longer to walk across this bridge than Brooklyn Bridge, also this one is a bit more nerve wrecking, with heavy traffic going right next to you. The sound of fast moving traffic on the bridge with continuous bumping can get on the nerves. Have you ever been on the bridge and felt that way?
After taking some sunset photos of the Golden Gate Bridge I turned around and took a few San Francisco photos as well. Not sure if it is usual to have no clouds, but that night San Francisco was pretty much cloudless.
I think this tanker was coming home, empty to get more oil. Or maybe it is not a tanker at all but freight ship coming back to get loaded with containers. Not really sure, I’m not an expert on it. It is interesting how it was accompanied by that tiny boat. They went through in a matter of couple minutes, maybe even faster as I was only able to take a few shots at it.
This was our first morning in San Francisco, we went to see sunrise and the first thing I saw is this boat coming back from the sea. Pretty cool.
On our first day in California we saw sun light two times. Sunset and sunrise. At sunset we were at the Point Reyes, sunrise we decided to see over San Francisco Bay with Golden Gate Bridge in front of us. Most of the sunrise was not a big event, as you can see clouds were all over the sky, but there was a little break on the horizon with sun picking out couple times as it went up. Then for about 1-2 minutes we were enlightened with this view.