Sunday Post: Architecture

Built  in 1891, Battery Marcus Miller is an example of the military architecture of a gun battery. Located on the coastal bluffs next to the Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza, Battery Marcus Miller had three gun emplacements for 10-inch “disappearing carriage” cannons which had a range of seven miles. The guns were in place and operational by 1897 and the Battery was declared obsolete in 1918 and all weapons were removed.

Battery Marcus Miller is open to the public with access via Lincoln Blvd to Merchant Road. There is parking available in a lot on Merchant Road and a Coastal Trail runs adjacent to the site. This place is built to take a hit (pun intended) and photo opportunities abound.

Battery Marcus Miller

Dawn’s Early Light
Photo © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Sunday Post: Architecture

  8 comments for “Sunday Post: Architecture

  1. November 19, 2012 at 8:22 AM

    Great shot! See what you mean about the photo opportunities, Allan.

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  2. November 18, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    With the shadows, light and architecture design, it almost has an eerie feeling to it…great shot, I love it! 🙂

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    • November 18, 2012 at 4:03 PM

      The gun battery is out of another time period, that’s for sure. The National Parks dept. has done a good job of keeping the facility in decent shape for visitors.

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  3. November 18, 2012 at 9:11 AM

    I love the shadow AND the little piece of the Golden Gate in the upper right corner…interesting shot!

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  4. November 17, 2012 at 3:20 PM

    Great interpretation my friend for this week topic thanks for sharing your stunning photography.

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  5. November 17, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    Fascinating, I can see there would be lots of photo ops!

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