Bringing the learning home (Australian Learning & Teaching Council)

Golden Gate Bridge


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  1. tonialeannegray

    Hi Ben — This looks like the Golden Gate Bridge shrouded in fog… (but it could be Vancouver as I know you are heading that way).

    Mark Twain once said “the coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco … (or something like that)”.

    What does this photo mean to you?

    cheers Tonia

    July 30, 2010 at 9:27 am

  2. Ben orphin

    The foggy bridge behind me is of course the Golden Gate of San Fransisco. This was one of the coldest days of my trip throughout the USA, but when we reached the other side it was hot and sunny. Our mode of transport was mountain bikes, which we used to explore the city and surrounding attractions. After having lunch on the water at Sausalito, there’s a cheap ferry which takes you and your push bike all the way back to the docks of San Fran (did i mention it goes right past alcatraz?) I highly recommend this to anyone thinking of going.

    San Fransisco is one of the most vibrant, and unique cities you can find, it has this epic vibe that no other city in the USA has to offer. The streets are full of nutty people playing the bongos and tap dancing, and if you get a chance to venture up to Haight and Ashbury street (hippie central)….it’s impossible to get bored. Just be warned, there are some very savvy homeless people who know how to win money from you. I lost $1 to a guy on the tram who had a card game down pat, betting anyone who dared guess his tricks. Fortunately I knew when to stop, unlike the guy on the back seat who bet $60….and lost.

    September 8, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    • tonialeannegray

      Ben – What a great description – the memories came flooding back of when I was in San Fran in 1987-88 … same places, same experiences. Amazing city. How is Canada treating you? Any pix? regards Tonia

      September 26, 2010 at 9:04 pm

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