Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sunday Bridge Series: Oakland Bay Bridge

This is the suspension side of the bridge which runs from Yerba Buena Island to San Francisco.  This shot was taken from Treasure Island.  TI was built from the soil dredged for the construction of the Bay Bridge.  The Island was the site for the 1939 World's Fair.  As you can imagine, it offers killer views of the City and the East Bay.  Now that the island has been demilitarized, the debate about how best to use the land rages on.  For more bridge views from around the world, visit «Louis La Vache's» Sunday Bridge Series.

15 comments:

  1. a beautiful, sleek bridge...marvelous composition!

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  2. I have yet to see a suspension bridge in person. Fantastic view!

    I hope the use for TI gets settled soon, and that it's good for the majority of residents and not just a select few.

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  3. Gorgeous. Just love that there really is a place called Treaure Island!

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  4. Belle prise de vue.
    Bonne journée.

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  5. Beautiful capture, very interesting info given.
    Thanks for this wonderful sight.

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  6. After the 1939 World's Fair, Pan American Airlines flew the famous China Clippers from TI. The Navy took it over in WWII. Admiral Nimitz and Catherine lived on TI for a time.

    «Louis» thanks you for your contributions to Sunday Bridges.

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  7. Like Jilly, I love that name, too! And this is a fantastic view of the bridge. Great photo :-D

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  8. Interesting shot od the Bay Bridge.

    About my moon shots.
    I do NOT have a tripod or use anything special. I have Canon SX20 IS.(not expensive) It have a very nice zoom on it.
    I just zoom in on the moon and press the button and let the focus work and after all the moving and camera shake and I get a good shot I slowly press the shutter button. I seldom have any problem. I just try to hold as steady as I can. Sometimes the focus doesn't want to work so I take a blurry shot and then try again and that's all I know. So just be steady and have patience. MB

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  9. Love the contrast here: nature vs. technology. Very clever perspective!

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  10. Another beautiful bridge. Too bad she's not as famous as her golden cousin. :)

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  11. Beautiful picture
    Thanks for your visit and comment

    Bram

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