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San Francisco I

 

 

Most of these photos are from the Presidio grounds or the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge. The Presidio is a very old military outpost that sits on the southern end of the Golden Gate Bridge. It was originally a Spanish outpost, later controlled by Mexico and finally the United States. In the 1800's, it was the only West Coast site to be fortified with Civil War era coastal defenses. During World War II, it was further fortified to defend against a feared Japanese invasion. The grounds of the Presidio are absolutely picturesque, and I will certainly return to take more photos there in the future...

 


 

The first three photos of the Golden Gate Bridge were taken from the north, and the last four were from the south.

The photo below was taken from unfinished gun batteries on the Marin side of the Golden Gate Bridge. It shows the Marin Headlands area and beyond it, the Pacific Ocean.

 


 

These photos show some of the bunker emplacements the are scattered all around both sides of the Bridge.

These three images are from the bastion at Fort Point underneath the foot of the southern end of the Golden Gate Bridge. If you look closely at the photo at the top of this gallery, you can actually see this fort on the right side of the bridge just underneat the road surface...

 


 

 

And this last group of photos were all taken at the Sutro Bath ruins a couple of miles from the Presidio. The photos were taken in the early evening and were actually lightened in PhotoShop. It is another beautiful location and even better - it is only a five minute walk from where I live...

 

 

 

 

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