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Evening fog bands drift out over San Francisco Bay


Occupation of Alcatraz: Native American activists seize control of Alcatraz Island on November 20, 1969, until being ousted by the U.S. Government on June 11, 1971.

Happy 80th birthday to the Golden Gate Bridge. On this day in 1937, this iconic bridge first opened. With towers extending 700 feet into the sky and over 100 feet beneath the San Francisco Bay, the bridge is an engineering marvel. In addition to driving, you can walk or bike the entire length of its 1.2-mile expanse, bounded on either side by spectacular scenery. Photo from Golden Gate National Recreation Area courtesy of Bruce Getty.


Fog rolls over San Francisco as night shifts to day


Sky seems to explode at sunrise over San Francisco


A few days of timelapse work in San Francisco - the first half is mostly the fog rolling in and rolling out, the second half travels through the city.

View of smoke emanating from the British steam frigate HMS Zealous in San Francisco Bay, California, 1867. Alcatraz Island is visible in the middle background. By Carleton Watkins.

Source: New York Public Library.