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Another view of the city of San Francisco and our summertime companion, fog, this one taken from a waterfront promenade in the midst of the industrial area of Oakland. This time we look past the Bay Bridge which was begun in 1933 and finished a few months BEFORE the Golden Gate Bridge. At its daily peak, this bridge carries 18,000 cars an hour. Those vehicles traveling west into San Francisco pay a toll of $3.00.

We are peering across the Bay directly up Washington Street immediately north of the Transamerica building, past the financial district, Chinatown and up toward the top of Nob Hill. You see the layer of fog above the hill extending toward the Pacific Ocean.

The channel beneath the 700 meter span of the bridge through which we gaze, is the main route for ships heading for Oakland's extensive waterfront industrial areas. Today all we see in the water are a few sailboats in front of the Ferry Building. The sun was coming toward the camera as I took this shot, adding brilliance to the water.

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