This is one of those iconic shots that everyone tries to take back with them when visiting San Francisco. When I went, it was surprisingly devoid of any tourists or photographers. I was the only one up there. After a couple of minutes, I realized why. It is friggin cold up there. There is regular San Francisco cold and then there is this place. Cold and windy, to boot. I thought I was going to get swept out into the water. I always imagined this area was a lovely park with people strolling about enjoying the views while walking their puppies. In reality, it used to be part of a military site where they would be on the lookout for invading armies during WWII and the Cold War. Lucky for us, the commies never invaded and this is now a national park available for everyone to come and enjoy the incredible views…including the commies.
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[…] climbed up to the Battery Spencer lookout point to photograph the iconic Golden Gate Bridge right after sunset. As I was setting up, I looked west towards the Marin Headlands beyond the ocean […]