29 Nov San Francisco
San Francisco, California
Even if it measures less than 130 square kilometers , San Francisco is one of the prettiest cities in the world. Known for its opulent mansions of the Victorian era , trams , its dynamic diversity, its beautiful waterfront and red bridge, the « city at bay the edge » will amaze you. Between her kitchen trend that brings starred restaurants in the Michelin guide as eccentric street restaurants, the symphony orchestra of international renown, his ballet , theater and opera , as well as its outdoor activities almost limitless , San Francisco is among the cities that every traveler must visit .
Admire one of the most remarkable landscapes in the world, nestled in an elegant bay Start your journey by one of the most iconic works of architecture in the world.
With its towers rising to 227 meters high, its semicircular bay and its fire engine red color, the Golden Gate Bridge at the mouth of San Francisco Bay, is just amazing. It is the ideal starting point for exploring the region. If you are wondering why a bridge called « Golden Gate » (golden gate, in English) is in fact red, here is the answer. Admittedly, it seems that the mouth of the San Francisco Bay (the narrow strait that the bridge spans) has been dubbed « Chrysopylae » (meaning « golden gate » in Greek) by the explorer John C. Fremont. (From Captain Fremont, this strait resembled Istanbul called Chrysoceras, meaning « golden horn ».) It is therefore logical that the bridge takes its name from the vast expanse of water it crosses. But what about his crimson? This is sort of an unexpected surprise. Initially, when the steel bridge was installed, it was covered as a red base paint. A consulting engineer who liked this color was suggested to keep the color and participated in the drafting of the final paint color deck.