Friday, May 28, 2010

Lakes, Oceans, and the Golden Gate Bridge. 湖、海、和金门桥。

“Horseshoe Bend is the name for a horseshoe-shaped meander of the Colorado River located near the town of Page, Arizona, in the United States. The bend is locally known as "King Bend." It is located slightly downstream from the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell within Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, about four miles or 6 km south of Page. Accessible via a 3⁄4-mile (1.2 km) hike from U.S. Route 89, it can be viewed from the steep cliff above. According to Google terrain maps, the overlook is 4,200 feet above sea level and the Colorado River is at 3,200 feet above sea level making it a breathtaking 1,000 foot drop.” ~ from Horseshoe Bend Wikipedia Page.

The next picture is a panoramic shot of Horseshoe Bend in Arizona.
下一个照片是一个 Horseshoe Bend 全景照片。Horseshoe Bend 是在 Arizona。

Full Resolution Photos and Prints: If you want to see full resolution photos or buy prints of any of the photos you see, they are up on my portfolio for viewing here.

 "The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the opening of the San Francisco Bay into the Pacific Ocean. As part of both U.S. Route 101 and California State Route 1, it connects the city of San Francisco on the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula to Marin County. The Golden Gate Bridge was the longest suspension bridge span in the world when it was completed during the year 1937, and has become one of the most internationally recognized symbols of San Francisco, California, and of the United States. Since its completion, the span length has been surpassed by eight other bridges. It still has the second longest suspension bridge main span in the United States, after the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York City. In 1999, it was ranked fifth on the List of America's Favorite Architecture by the American Institute of Architects." ~ From Golden Gate Bridge Wikipedia Page.

The first few pictures is going to be the Golden Gate Bridge!

"Natural Bridges State Beach is world-renowned for its yearly migration of monarch butterflies. Visitors can see thousands during the butterflies' peak season. The best time to see monarchs in the park is usually from mid-October to late January." ~ State Park Site.

The next image was taken at Natural Bridge, Santa Cruz, CA, USA.
下一个照片是在 Natural Bridge, Santa Cruz, CA, USA。

"History is everywhere in the area of Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area in Fremont. Native Americans inhabited the region for millennia before the arrival of Europeans, notably in the sites that are now preserved at Coyote Hills Regional Park west of Quarry Lakes. Quarry Lakes incorporates the historic boundaries of two Mexican ranchos and the former Mission San Jose lands. Alameda Creek was the original boundary between Contra Costa and Santa Clara Counties. Alameda County was carved out of these two counties in 1853 and was named after the creek that drains it..." ~ Quote from Quarry Lakes website. Read more about it here.

If you guessed right, the next picture was taken at Quarry Lakes. Quarry Lakes Regional Park is located in Fremont/Union City, California, USA.
这个照片是在 Quarry Lakes 拍的。Quarry Lakes 公园是在 Fremont/Union City, California, USA。

"Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada mountains of the United States. At a surface elevation of 6,225 ft (1,897 m), it is located along the border between California and Nevada, west of Carson City, Nevada. Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America. Its depth is 1,645 feet (501 metres) making it America's second-deepest (the deepest is Crater Lake in Oregon, being 300 ft deeper, at 1,945 feet (594 m) deep).The lake was formed about 2 million years ago and is a part of the Lake Tahoe Basin with the modern lake being shaped during the ice ages. It is known for the clarity of its water and the panorama of surrounding mountains on all sides. The area surrounding the lake is also referred to as Lake Tahoe, or simply Tahoe.Lake Tahoe is a major tourist attraction in both California and Nevada. It is home to a number of ski resorts, summer outdoor recreation, and tourist attractions. Snow and skiing are a significant part of the area's economy and reputation. Mountain and lake scenery are attractions throughout the year. The Nevada side also includes large casinos. Highways provide year-round access from Reno, Carson City and Sacramento." ~ Lake Tahoe Wikipedia Page.

The next picture is of Lake Tahoe. Lake Tahoe is located at the border of California and Nevada in the USA.
下一个找片是 Tahoe 湖。Tahoe 湖是在 California 和 Nevada 交界的地方。

Next image is Half Moon Bay. Half Moon Bay is a coastal city in San Mateo County, California, USA.
下一个照片是 Half Moon Bay。Half Moon Bay 是一个海边上的一个城市在 San Mateo 区, California, USA。