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If we want to do some photography when traveling with the whole family, sometimes we have to escape. And I did it after midnight in San Francisco, when I left the family sleeping in the hotel to do some photos keeping one eye in the viewfinder and three or four looking around to the lonely streets. ;-D

This is a view from San Francisco, crossing the San Francisco Bay via Yearba Buena Island.

About the Bay Bridge: (from wikipedia)

The San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge (legally The James "Sunny Jim" Rolph Bridge and known locally as the Bay Bridge) is a multi-structure toll bridge complex that spans San Francisco Bay and links the California cities of Oakland and San Francisco in the United States, as part of Interstate 80. It carries approximately 270,000 vehicles per day. It has one of the longest spans in the world and is one of the seven engineering wonders of the modern world. West: two main spans 2,310 feet 700 m)and East: one main span 1,400 feet(430 m). The total lengh is 9,260 feet(2,820 m)to the West and 10,176 feet(3,102 m)to the East, resulting the total of 3.68 miles(5.92 km). The clearance below is 220 feet(67 m)at West and 191 feet (58 m)at East. There are 10 lanes (5 westbound on upper level, 5 eastbound on lower) of I-80.
Designed by Charles H. Purcell, it opened for traffic on November 12, 1936, six months before the Golden Gate Bridge. There are many more information at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Francisco-Oakland_Bay_Bridge.

Regards,
Zeca

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