Weekly Photo Challenge: Twist

For this weeks Weekly Photo Challenge, we are to share a photo of something that says “twist” to you. It might be that perfect ice cream cone, a yummy bit of liquorice, or something unexpected that surprised, shocked, or startled you.

The San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge connects San Francisco and Oakland, California, but you probably knew that already. 🙂

After years of designing, planning & construction, the new East Span of the bridge connecting Yerba Buena Island and Oakland was completed in September 2013.

These photos were taken a few days after the new East Span was completed.

 

The navigation display in the car shows we are riding in the water, yet you can clearly see in the picture we are on the road.

I assumed the satellites and/or GoogleEarth had not yet caught up with the completion of the East Span of the bridge.

I thought it was kind of cool (and a bit funny and unexpected) that even though we were driving in one of the most advanced vehicles on the road (Tesla Model S) across one of the most technologically advance bridges in the US, with advanced satellites in space constantly monitoring Earth to the point that it knows exactly where we are on Earth, the navigation system still shows us cruising along in the water.  🙂

Admittedly, I did feel a bit like I was in some sort of time traveling warp for a moment.

Here is a bonus picture of the old and the new Bay Bridge side by side.

Thanks for stopping by to check out my Weekly Photo Challenge!

Aum ~ Peace ~ Amen

 

 

 

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West Coast Weekend: Santa Cruz + Pigeon Point Lighthouse

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
The winds will blow their own freshness into you,
and the storms their energy,
while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.

~John Muir

This weekend I was able to spend some valuable time at the Pacific Coast.  On Friday, my boyfriend and I took his recently re-furbished 1961 Chevrolet Corvette convertible through the beautiful Santa Cruz mountains on Hwy 17 to Santa Cruz.  I am convinced the air in those mountains is Magic Air.

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