A WORD A WEEK CHALLENGE – Lines

Built between 1851 and 1863, during the height of the Gold Rush, the Fort at Fort Point was slated to be torn down to make way for the Golden Gate Bridge. Chief Engineer Joseph Strauss designed an engineered arch to span the fort and saved it from demolition. On October 16, 1970, Fort Point became a National Historic Site.

This view of the fort from the South Anchorage roof is through the arch that saved it.

Lines of the Fort Point Arch Photo © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Lines of the Fort Point Arch
Photo © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Photo Notes: iPhone 5 camera, shot with Camera+ app, edited in Snapseed and CameraBag2.

A Word a Week Challenge: Lines

  13 comments for “A WORD A WEEK CHALLENGE – Lines

  1. November 21, 2013 at 3:57 AM

    The color, the light just wonderful. What a perfect contribution. I also love the history of course.

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  2. avatarinstructordesintesis
    November 19, 2013 at 8:40 PM
  3. vastlycurious.com
    November 19, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    Perfect subject matter but also the color is just wonderful!

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    • November 19, 2013 at 6:26 PM

      Yes, it was a beautiful late afternoon and the light was spectacular.

      Sent from my iPhone

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      • vastlycurious.com
        November 19, 2013 at 7:05 PM

        Best light o the day!

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  4. November 19, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    Those rust red girders are just wonderful.

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  5. holley4734
    November 19, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    Great photo! Really interesting point of view. 🙂

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  6. November 19, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Interesting slice of local history.

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    • November 19, 2013 at 10:37 AM

      It certainly is, Sally. A talented photographer could go to this Seminary and find the right light and backgrounds to re-create some of Maxfield Parrishes’ outstanding paintings.

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      • November 19, 2013 at 2:27 PM

        Oh, I’ve seen his work in museums as well as a private home; they are quite engaging and technically proficient.

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  7. November 19, 2013 at 7:29 AM

    It’s always great to see history being saved by someone who cares enough and is intelligent enough to possess the wisdom to do so. Great photo.
    Bill

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