A Word A Week Challenge – Industrial

“No span of steel will tolerate…neglect. But if service by generations who use it and spared manmade hazards, such as war, it should have life without end.”
—Joseph Strauss, Chief Engineer – Golden Gate Bridge

This week Sue has challenged us to illustrate the word, Industrial.

I took these photos of the arch over Ft. Point, below the Golden Gate Bridge. Built between 1853 and 1861, Ft. Point was slated for demolition as part of the construction of the bridge. Chief Engineer Joseph Strauss recognized the uniqueness of the fort and had an arch designed and built to span the structure and allow it to remain undisturbed by the presence of the new bridge. Enjoy.

Photo Notes: iPhone 5 camera, edited in Snapseed.

A Word A Week Challenge – Industrial

  9 comments for “A Word A Week Challenge – Industrial

  1. February 18, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    Years ago I wandered there with my sons, I am fortunate they thought it was as cool as I did.

    As always you capture light and beauty, even in Industrial.


    • February 18, 2013 at 6:50 PM

      Thanks, Valentine. It is a pleasure to share my day with others.


  2. February 17, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    Beautiful to look at. I’d love to get out there someday to see it.


    • February 18, 2013 at 7:36 AM

      It is Hog Heaven if you like bricks and masonry work (I do).


  3. February 17, 2013 at 5:21 PM

    Lat time we were there we visited the fort. It’s an interesting place, and we enjoyed the beautiful views out toward the ocean as well as on the bay side!


    • February 17, 2013 at 5:26 PM

      It is quite a place. This September the WePlayers theater group will be performing MacBeth in the fort at sundown. I saw it 5 years ago and it was amazing.


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