Famous Alcatraz Island

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Alcatraz Island

I took this photo of this famous island from a ferry boat ride that was going by the sight.  The island is known as “The Rock” and was home to a lighthouse, a military fortification, a military prison and a federal prison.  Native Americans call it an “evil island” and believe it to be cursed.  A number of movies have been made on the Island.  Tours are available to it.  You can see a huge barge on the right of the photo and in front of the bridge.

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Golden Gate Bridge 3

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Golden Gate Bridge 3

I took this photo as a comparison between a huge ocean liner carrier and the minimum height of the Golden Gate Bridge.  It is so high up that it seems like you could put to ocean liner ships one on top of the other.  You can also see some of the roughness of the water in the bay and you can imagine how much rougher it would be in the Pacific Ocean.  I also learned that Joseph Strauss was the main engineer and actually had to face opposition to the project in the first place.  Strauss had already designed and constructed over 400 drawbridges, mainly inland.

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Golden Gate Bridge 2

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Golden Gate Bridge 2

This photo shows most of the expanse of the Golden Gate Bridge.  What is interesting to note is that the construction on the bridge started in 1933 and that it was finished ahead of schedule and under budget.  This should serve as a signal to today’s society where projects normally go over budget and are not finished on the speculated or planned time.  That is my political comment for the modern world.  This bridge is one of the most photographer bridges in the world and is considered one of the most beautiful.

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Golden Gate Bridge 1

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This photo is a different view of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California.  The towers are visible but not the entire bridge.  Apparently, there is usually a lot of fog covering the bridge and it remains visible for very few days of the year.  We were lucky as the fog was lifting.  At one point in time, until 1964, it was the longest suspension bridge spanning San Francisco to Marin County at 4200 feet (1280 meters).  It was voted one of the Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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Twin Spires & Trolley Lines

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Twin Spires And Trolley Lines

This is a photo of the famous Catholic Church called Saints Paul and Peter Church in the North Beach area of San Francisco.  You get the spires as a quick image as I passed along one of the famous bus tours around the city.  I love the trolley lines finding them interesting how they intersect and work.

I remember being younger and enjoying the electrical buses that use to run up and down Corydon Avenue in Winnipeg.  They often lost their footing on the cable as they came around the bend and so I would enjoy sitting there watching them putting the cable back on the line.  I miss those electrical buses and meanwhile they were good for the environment but we replaced them in the name of technological advancement.

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Embracing

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This is a photo of the famous Sea Lions at Pier 39 in San Francisco.  I found the sea lions amusing to watch.  I always wonder what animals whom we are observing are thinking of us the observers.  They frolicked in the water, relaxed in the sun and occasionally dipped in the water for a quick swim.  Sometimes there was pompous gesturing.  Hmm.  This kind of all reminds me of people…

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Profile Face in Tree

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I took this photo of the inside of a Californian Redwood tree and I found it remarkable to see the profile of a face.  It is a strong side view of a face with a forehead, an eye, nose and chin going down into a neck.  Can you see the image in the wood?

It is gnarled and old yet somehow very strong as a male figure.  I enjoy the browns, greens and other hues found in the wood. As well, I think the moss near the bottom of the face is an incredible green neon shade which is amazing to me because it naturally occurs in nature.

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Green Moss

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It has been awhile since I have loaded up some photos and I must say that it feels as if a part of my soul has been missing out.

Here is an image of green moss found on the famous redwood trees of Muir Woods near San Francisco.  These trees are part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Centre on the Pacific Coast.  According to Wikipedia, “Before the logging industry came to California, there were an estimated 2 million acres (8,000 km2) of old growth forest containing redwoods growing in a narrow strip along the coast.”  Many of the trees have disappeared except for a small section of these redwood trees that were set aside by William and Elizabeth Kent.

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