San Francisco 🇺🇲🌉 The iconic Golden Gate bridge! and then to Madame Tasauds with @ashby_interiors where this little minion met the wax replica of Robin Williams and he even got to sit in his hand 💓(Rob's full name is Robert Willam Ross McEwan) so Rachel you couldn't have picked a more perfect and funny guy to have put your RobRock with! We grew up loving his films and I think one of Rob and our favourites definitely has to be Mrs Doubtfire! She reminded us so much of our beloved Nanny (our Scottish grandmother Netta) We have seen that movie so many times and so many other of Robin Williams films and loved them all. He was a legend of our times!
Thank you Rachel and Martin!!! ❤️ 🌉Now, Back to the Golden Gate Bridge, here are a few interesting facts that you may not be familiar with.. (I so enjoy finding out about the places our RobRocks reach!!): *It was first proposed in 1872 *The first design was much different - When they did reveal it, the public wasn’t pleased. The local press called the design ugly,
Eventually, Strauss - the engineer would abandon his design in favor of a more conventional suspension bridge *It had to be approved by the war department, the final permit was issued in 1930 * Many were opposed to it's construction,
The Golden Gate Bridge in 1930 had 2300 lawsuits against it! *Safety was Paramount and amongst many restrictions including diets the workers had to follow Strauss installed a net under the bridge that cost $130,000. The device, similar to what’s strung below the circus trapeze to keep the workers safe, this net saved 19 workers lives who otherwise would have plummeted into the waters below! *There was an earthquake before it was finished which hit in 1935.
The tower was so limber that it swayed 16 feet each way! *It was the longest suspension bridge in the world until 1964 when Japan took the title. *It weighs alot! When the bridge opened in 1937, the weight of the bridge along with its anchorages and approaches was 894,500 tons!!! Love and bright light xxx Terry #RobRocks#travelforrob#sanfrancisco#goldengatebridge#madametussauds#robinwilliams#lymphomaawareness#todayisagiftnotagiven#gratitude
Love the way Janhvi and Khushi are looking at their mumma’s wax statue😍 And how Janhvi is holding on as if she’s really there❤️ The most difficult hello, but it’s such a proud moment and they’ll always be blessed by Srideviji’s endless love✨ Truly the strongest girls I know!