September 21, 2009

good morning, Buddha

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photo by Donald Kinney

O.k., I think I've just about run the Asian Art Museum into the ground -- I'm sure it would have been better if I had more background information on the artifacts.   Say good morning to Buddha...

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But moving on...   Say hello to Cousin Him and his lovely wife, Her.   They make a cute couple, don't they?

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Hey look over there -- it's the Golden Gate Bridge.   Ever since it opened in 1938, folks have been wondering why it's painted orange instead of gold.

The explanation is that the entrance to San Francisco Bay started being called the Golden Gate about 90 years before the bridge was even built.   The entrance to the Bay is the "Gate", and the "Golden" part is the fabulous profits businessmen made off the miners.

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And sometimes people stop and take a photo or two on the Golden Gate Bridge.   I'm going to guess that the Bridge has been photographed about 17 billion times -- o.k., maybe I made that number up, but there's actually 268,606 of them on Flickr.

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Brad said...

Wow, Donald!

Super photo of the two people and photographer on the GG Bridge. Really really strong and clean composition being in silhouette. That light standard snags you, and then you look at the people almost like vertical elements of the railing. The touch of color in the light's globe is a bonus!

AphotoAday said...

HI BRAD -- Hey, thanks for the compliment -- I had almost forgotten about that shot -- it had been up on one of the sets of my "big" site, but I swapped it out for something else.

Tomate Farcie said...

I love the GG bridge shot, too.

Louise said...

I always wondered about the "golden" color. Thanks for the history lesson.

I like the photo with Him and Her with the bridge in the background. Art.

My word verification is exactly the same this time as last time. That'sa little creepy.

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