Thursday, January 23, 2014

Why Isn't the Golden Gate Bridge Gold?

Because the name refers not to the color of the bridge but to the Golden Gate Strait which is the entrance to the San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean.

The color of the bridge is orange vermilion, aka "International Orange." The orange vermillion color was chosen by architect Irving Morrow to be consistent with the bridge's natural setting among the warm colors of the land masses and to differentiate it from the cool colors of the sky and sea.

That's my bit of trivia for today :)

"Look, the Golden Gate Bridge, - Rice-A-Roni, the San Francisco treat"