The Golden Gate

Golden Gate Bridge - Photographing World's Most Photographed Place

Photo: Anirudh Koul, http://www.flickr.com/photos/anirudhkoul/2535955996/

Millions of people fly from thousands of miles away, on vacations of a lifetime, to take a picture of one of the most photographed works of architecture in history, which so happens to be the very same bridge that hundreds of thousands of people commute across to work on a daily basis. Think of all those grumpy souls with coffee mugs clenched in one hand ending up as background minutiae in someone’s favorite vacation photo. Then think about that photo eventually ending up on that person’s desk at work thousands of miles away: a photo that they’ll look at and think of happier times as they sit there grumpy and clutching a coffee mug. Where tourism and the real world collide: everything comes full circle.

Not For Tourists