Newcastle upon Tyne in the north-east of England. Granted, not a great deal of skyscrapers here – none, to be precise – but there are loads of bridges. The one just being completed there in 1928 is the Tyne Bridge. That’s a good 9 years before the Golden Gate Bridge, incidentally.
Sausalito, San Francisco's laid-back neighbor just across the Golden Gate Bridge, has a rich history. From Portuguese boat builders to the houseboats of today, the small city has been home to many interesting characters. But our favorite was "Buddha."