The Golden Gate Bridge is not just an icon of San Francisco but of America. According to many travel publications it is “the most beautiful, certainly the most photographed, bridge in the world”. Bridges maybe one of my favourite subjects to photograph, I’m not sure I would call any bridge beautiful. As you can see in this photograph, the city centre (on the other side of the bay off to the left) isn’t as close to the bridge as you would expect. I had intended to walk across but at the last minute choose to hire a bike for a couple of days. This allowed me to explore much further. In the two days I cycled well over 40 miles to all the various view points of the bridge on the north and south sides of the bay. This was taken very close to the bridge looking back south towards to the city centre.