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N 29 B 2.6K C 47 E Dec 30, 2009 F Dec 31, 2009
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.... from our living room to yours ;-). Get a little warmer

Tags:   Livingroom ours home cozy christmas tree Christmas Explore Interestingness #208

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I have walked by these towers so many times without even noticing them. Your eye just seems to ignore the interruption of the beauty of the landscape. Today I finally did notice and took a shot. The camera captured it perfectly.

Tags:   wires electricity power lines towers California blight ugly black & white b&w Explored 320

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Burney Falls in Northern California are quite easy to get to. No need for force rail lines, climb slippery rocks. Just park your car, walk a few feet and there they are in all their splendor.

Tags:   Burney Falls Burney California waterfalls HDR SNS-HDR 3 exposures Yeah!!! The San Francisco Giants are in the World Series. McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park CA

N 47 B 3.2K C 34 E Aug 20, 2011 F Aug 30, 2011
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Tags:   Mission Santa Barbara Santa Barbara California Mission California missions mission Chapel baptismal reflections Explore Interestingness #176

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LARGE view.

Fort Point has stood guard at the narrows of the Golden Gate for nearly 150 years. It has been called “the pride of the Pacific,” “the Gibraltar of the West Coast,” and “one of the most perfect models of masonry in America.” When construction began during the height of the California Gold Rush, Fort Point was planned as the most formidable deterrence America could offer to a naval attack on California. Although its guns never fired a shot in anger, the “Fort at Fort Point” as it was originally named has witnessed Civil War, obsolescence, earthquake, bridge construction, reuse for World War II, and preservation as a National Historic Site.

Fort Point was built between 1853 and 1861 by the U.S. Army Engineers as part of a defense system of forts planned for the protection of San Francisco Bay. Designed at the height of the Gold Rush, the fort and its companion fortifications would protect the Bay’s important commercial and military installations against foreign attack. The fort was built in the Army’s traditional “Third System” style of military architecture (a standard adopted in the 1820s), and would be the only fortification of this impressive design constructed west of the Mississippi River. This fact bears testimony to the importance the military gave San Francisco and the gold fields during the 1850s.

Unfortunately, I'm still dealing with a very painful neck problem so cannot sit in the same position for very long. I'll visit in increments.

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