I love photographing bridges, both large and small. My earliest bridge images date from the 1980s and 1990s, when I first discovered their attraction. The stone dam/footbridge in the two photos below, located in Negro Bar State Park, no longer exists. It was destroyed during the building of the new Lake Natoma Crossing. Only a few remnants remain, buried under […]
The guard house, built between 1857 and 1859, is the oldest surviving structure on the island. Alcatraz was originally intended as a defensive fort but never saw battle; instead it served as a military prison until the mid 1930s, when it (briefly) became a federal penitentiary.
I was on my way to Japantown in San Francisco when I came across this row of beautiful old Queen Anne Victorians on Sutter Street. I’m sure all these houses would have fascinating stories to tell, but only one bears a sign naming its first — and possibly most famous — inhabitant, Captain John M. Cavarly. Captain Cavarly enjoyed a very […]
By the time you read this, I will be in San Francisco, eagerly embarking on the ferry to Alcatraz! After years of hearing about its history and seeing it across the water from a distance, I finally decided it was time to explore the island for myself. I’m looking forward to checking out the prison as well as the gardens […]
My post is running a little late today; Memory Monday turned into Migraine Monday unfortunately! This week I have a few photos from a road trip my parents took to the Oregon coast. I’m not sure what year it was but I’m guessing late 1940s or early 1950s. Notes on the back indicate the two images side by side below […]