Friday, March 28, 2014
Cyberspace. The Internet. The Information Superhighway. The World Wide Web. Not the same but close enough, which observations resonant with you?
The World Wide Web where there's so much juxtaposition of the good stuff and the not-so-good stuff and flat-out-wrong stuff or deliberate misinformation or plain ignorance. ~Vinton Cerf
Monday, March 24, 2014
The wonderful camera that has entertained us all for the last few months has returned to its rightful owner. This means I must once again consider the continuing fate of this misty gray blog. For the moment there are a few stray thoughts to catch up on. Then, well who knows, I certainly don't.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Click on this link or any of the other links to my Flickr account and then double click on the photograph that comes up. You will get a surreal slide show of the view I have shared from my window. Trust me - a three minute journey worth taking.
Sunday, March 16, 2014
The Golden Gate is the straight that connects San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean. It is defined by the headlands of the San Francisco Peninsula and the Marin Peninsula, often referred to as the Marin Headlands. Since 1937, has been spanned by the Golden Gate Bridge.
Until the 1840s, the strait was called the "Boca del Puerto de San Francisco" ("Mouth of the Port of San Francisco"). On 1 July 1846, the entrance acquired a new name. In his memoirs, John C Fremont wrote, "To this Gate I gave the name of "Chrysopylae", or "Golden Gate."
The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate straight. As part of both US Highway 101 and California Route 1, it connects the city of San Francisco on the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula to Marin County.
The Golden Gate Bridge was the longest suspension bridge span in the world when completed in 1937, and is an internationally recognized symbol of San Francisco. Since its completion, the span length has been surpassed by eight other bridges. It remains the second longest suspension bridge main span in the United States, after the Verranzano-Narrows Bridge in NYC.
Looking at these pictures one might ponder if the name Golden Gate might have another meaning.
See larger and high resolution photographs HERE.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Saturday, March 08, 2014
Cold hearted orb that rules the night Removes the colours from our sight Red is gray and yellow white but we decide which is right And which is an illusion
-lyrics Moody Blues