Out to the Golden Gate this morning at 5:30 a.m. because conditions looked good for a possible low fog event. Too late for the blue hour so drove up to Hawk Hill. The fog was too high and getting thicker by the minute. The bridge was nowhere to be found. Went back to Vista Point and got these shots just after sunrise.....the statue of the Lone Sailor, the bridge to nowhere and the fog cascading over the headlands into Sausalito. It never gets old; tomorrow is another day.
The old Sylva mansion in Sausalito, Ca. Built in 1897, it was the home of Adolph Sylva a notorious political boss at the turn of the century. Sylva was a Latin and Greek scholar, musician, actor, chicken farmer, lawyer and politician. He was Town Trustee and eventually the Mayor of Sausalito, although his career included accusations of corruption and illegal activities. In 1901 an assassination attempt on Sylva failed when an explosive device was thrown at the house but instead exploded in a tree. The house gained even more notoriety in 1932 when Lester Gillis (aka. George "Baby Face" Nelson), the infamous Chicago gangster, lived in the mansion when he fled to the West Coast after escaping from Joliet State Prison.
© Joseph Greco