San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, Calif., Oct. 28, 2012: Construction for the Golden Gate Bridge began on January 5, 1933. Designed by engineer Joseph Strauss, the project cost more than $35 million. The bridge’s unique color is officially an orange vermillion called international orange and was selected in order to improve the bridge’s visibility in fog. The iconic bridge stands at 746 ft and is about 1.7 miles in length. Driving across it is a lot of fun.

Clarion Alley, San Francisco, Calif., Oct. 27, 2012: Located in The Mission District, Clarion Alley is one of many colorful alleys showcasing the city’s love of street art. The Clarion Alley Mural Project (CAMP), made up of a group of volunteer artists, has been facilitating the creation of murals in the alley since 1992. These murals seemed to be a good representation of the city as a whole: very eclectic and colorful.

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