Photographer's Note

In the citation below I explain why this place is called Golden. However if anybody was lucky enough to be there at the sunset, no explanations are necessary. The whole area seems to be glowing in the Golden light of the setting sun. Unfortunately I could not wait until the actual sunset.

The photo was taken from the Baker Beach.

Golden Gate is the North American strait connecting San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean. Since 1937 it 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, before the discovery of gold in California, the entrance acquired a new name. In his memoirs, John C. Frémont wrote, "To this Gate I gave the name of "Chrysopylae", or "Golden Gate"; for the same reasons that the harbor of Byzantium was called Chrysoceras, or Golden Horn."

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Additional Photos by Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5965 W: 105 N: 15543] (61122)
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