Photos: San Francsisco Oct 2006

In Octover 2006, I dragged myself away from the computer long enough to snap some photos in the Islais Creek area. This neighborhood was changing plenty, as the streetcar line would be opening soon.

[Photo: End of 23rd St] This area of the waterfront looks seems more active than the last time I came through. There are some cargo-moving areas that used to be rubble-strewn, but not appear to be functioning. But there are still some abandoned places.
[Photo: Warm Water Cove: the Ground] Later on, I found out that Warm Water Cove is also known as Tire Beach
[Photo: Warm Water Cover: the Shore] The tide was in, so I didn't get to see any tires. I did get to see a small flock of pelicans, but they didn't stand still for the camera.
[Photo: Warm Water Beach: Wall] There was plenty of graffiti and broken glass.
[Photo: Beyond the End of Amador St] On the map, Amador Street Ends well before this. But the physical road continues. Somewhere, it seems to become private property, a parking lot. But I never quite figured out when my stroll became a trespass.
[Photo: Fencing Supply Truck] This fencing supply truck was protected only by an unfinished fence. I'm surprised that ironic thieves hadn't stolen the fencing supplies.
[Photo: Red Yellow Black] Are you thinking what I'm thinking? Because I'm thinking What the heck is that orange traffic cone doing in that trailer?
[Photo: San Francisco Skyline] San Francisco Skyline, as seen through plants growing on a sand-covered dock.
[Photo: Bridge Under Construction] The sign describing this bridge described it as "intermodel". I think that means it can handle multiple kinds of traffic: trains and miniature trains.
[Photo: Arthur and Quint] I suppose there might be someone named Arthur Quint.
[Photo: The Red Fish] "The Red Fish" by William Wareham
[Photo: Bayview Hunters Point Sign] Welcome to Bayview Hunters Point
[Photo: Cemex Tower] What a friend we have in the manufacture and preparation of cement.
[Photo: Conduit] This conduit was rather high up in the air.
[Photo: Conveyors] Covered and Uncovered Conveyor Belts at a Variety of Scales and Distances
[Photo: Elevator] The cement and/or gravel emerges from the silos at a low height, and must be raised so that it may be spewed into ships. Or is it removed from ships and lowered so that it may be pumped into the silos?
[Photo: From a Lot] Behold the Majesty
[Photo: From the Road] Bodemix Concrete 696 Amador. Which is maybe the same as Bode Gravel, formerly at the same address.
[Photo: Two Triangles] When I look at this, I think "two triangles" but it would perhaps be more accurate to think "two trapezoids".
[Photo: From the Wharf] This area was artificial, in that it was up on pilings. Yet it was covered with fine sand, perhaps because of the nearby cement plants. At some places, it was like being on a sandy beach, at others it was like being on a dock.
[Photo: Gap Between Silos] I have no idea what the little machine is for. But it wouldn't look so little if it wasn't next to all of those big silos.
[Photo: Graffiti (1)] Manmon?
[Photo: Graffiti (2)] "Friskoes Not S." I wonder if there was going to be more to it than that.
[Photo: From Amador] Please pardon this poorly stitched-together panorama
[Photo: KSFO Tower] I guess this is the KSFO Tower. At least the access road to the tower had a KSFO sticker.
[Photo: School Bus] I don't know what a school bus was doing by the cement silos


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