I realized, I do have strong stomach burning qualities, when Sameera coyly accepted Surya’s proposal in the movie Varanam Aayiram, with the most romantic backdrop, magnificently adorned by one of the longest suspension bridge in the world – The Golden Gate Bridge. The true beauty of this vibrant orange colored bridge failed to capture my eye while I was watching that scene, as I was busy fuming inside (along with my friends) on Sameera’s cajoling activities and commenting outside on Surya’s flirtations. This is the very same bridge graphically ripped apart by “Magneto” in the movie “X-men: The Last stand”. I visited it on Saturday. In spite of all the swine flu & traffic rule warnings, we drove to San Francisco almost 9 hours, just to see the bridge.
This bridge, which serves as a global symbol of San Francisco and California was built at 1937. I stared at the bridge wondering about the mind which designed it.These age old guys must be blessed with extraordinary mind and dazzling taste. See the structure below, it shows their skills !
The first sight of the bridge was breath taking. One of the best spot I have ever seen. I immediately uttered customary words like wow, awesome, beautiful, brilliant etc, which is true. It was a cloudy day with intermittent drizzles. The tender mist enclosed the massive towers elegantly, emancipating its exquisiteness and finesse in infinite ways. The climate was too cool to make winter clothes mandatory for those who wish to survive. My whole body was wrapped in every respect leaving my demeanor closely resembling a sack of rice.
We twisted our cameras and took photos almost on every possible direction we have learnt on school. After exhausting enough battery life and camera memory on taking solo poses, we began to stroll. Walking on one of the world’s classic bridge like a penguin and glimpsing the gallops of dear dolphins on hundreds of feet below, on a chilly climate completely contrast to Chennai is not something I expect to happen in my lifetime, but it did happen and I am happy for it. The bridge was mesmerizing. A life time visit!