It was a very foggy and misty Sunday morning. My mood was even mistier. I hadn't done any photography for quite awhile and I was extremely excited about Sunday. So when I woke up into a grey-grey day, I was super annoyed, angry and just disappointed. Luckily, I have a great man next to me who always knows how to turn any day into a very happy day. And, without doubt, foggy and misty days can be the best days for some awesome photography. I'm really pleased how the Pacifica Pier turned out. Additionally, I learned new photography tricks. Can't wait for the next weekend!Read More
Dunes Beach saved us from the cold and grey Sunday. It's a popular beach so I assume during a good weather the beach is really crowded. Of course, I am spoiled, and 10 families is already very crowded for me. It's a very long and wide beautiful beach. I was so happy to find myself behind its dune with my man and some yummy sandwiches!Read More
Last time I completely forgot to share with you my new favorite beach - Rodeo Cove. I couldn't believe it took me so long to discover this quiet little spot. Robert and I found it absolutely unexpectedly when we decided to go through a tunnel after our stop at the Golden Gate Bridge. What a great spontaneous decision it was! I think the photos speak for themselves quite well! And, do you see an eagle?Read More
What a spectacular location for a hotel! Even if you can't afford a night at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, you should visit this beautiful spot anyway for its breathtaking views and sunsets. Although the weather here is mostly foggy and windy even the fog is very special over here. The area around the hotel is public so you are free to take a walk along the cliff without being a guest in the hotel and, you might consider at least having lunch or dinner in one of their restaurants. You even don't need to worry about looking expensive, everyone is really super casual (personally, I think it's too bad, people should dress up at least for dinner in a place like this one)! But this is California!Read More
Despite the endless crowds, I do love charming Sausalito for its similarity to a Mediterranean resort town somewhere on the coast of Spain or Italy. Each time I visit this town I am fascinated with all these beautiful and, I am sure, very expensive houses (or rather, villas ) dropping down the hills to a bay full of white yachts in different shapes and sizes. This quiet morning wasn't exception.Read More
My mood today is somewhat black and white so the photographs have my favorite melancholy tone as well. The morning was cool and opposite to all my expectations. Moreover, there is a 'next revolution' demanding change in my head. Thoughts stir. I don't terribly enjoy any kind of change especially if it's the kind of change that somehow influences the direction of my perfectly murmuring spring of a life. Sometimes I would prefer to just go with the flow, welcoming the wildness of open spaces, but no... Now is another sort of time - a time of change! The wind is blowing from the west...
We woke up early (surprise!), put our favorite sweaters on, bought some coffees and almond croissants, and headed to Golden Gate Bridge to meet a new beautiful day. The light was magical! My favorite view of the city was a little bit hazy, and still what a view it was! Each time it's so different and so special. And, honestly, the view is always so overwhelming, I've never even noticed a little old fort next to the view point.Read More
Hello! I finally decided it is the right time to make my blog more personal. I am actually not a fan of putting personal life into online space so I won't reveal all my little secrets. But! I thought it would be nice to share with you just a little bit more of my personality and a little bit more of the things, places and thoughts that inspire me. Here is a little video, a sort of welcome/introduction video about my blog. I shot this video to feature it in the About page so you'll always will be able to find it there. Also, please do let me know if you'd like to see more videos here on Nadya's Side Of The Road. Have a great day, you all! Love. Nadya
Here is a new lighthouse in my collection! I find the Lime Point Lighthouse very bizzare. Believe it or not, it's located under the Golden Gate Bridge. Honestly, when I took this photo I didn't have any idea it was a lighthouse. I learned about it later at home when I finally googled "little house under the golden gate bridge". Surprise-surprise!
The morning light was glorious, like the sun was shining through a fine wine over the Golden Gate Bridge. I couldn't miss the moment.
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Don't you worry, I am not going to turn my blog into another fashion blog. But I did decided to put more of myself into the articles. Especially now, when I lost few pounds and feel myself like a queen of basement stairs! I need to say a huge 'thank you' to all my walks around San Francisco (also around Bay Area), which sometimes are quite challenging as this city is known for its impressive hills. Russian Hill is my top favorite neighborhood in San Francisco.Read More