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Old Highway 101 - looking back

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 24 November 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Here we are looking up the river (flowing toward us) at the new highway that has replaced this section. The Eel River flows north through California. This point is about 80 kilometers (50 miles) upstream from its discharge into the Pacific Ocean, near the towns of Ferndale and Loleta.


( series: four of six )

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Anthony Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

Great series up till now,keep em coming !!

24 Nov 2008 7:36am

@Anthony Lambert: Hey, Anthony - thanks.

Betty from New Jersey, United States

This is my favorite so far! Well done. I love the aging, crumbling concrete guard rail.

24 Nov 2008 10:30am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Mine too, WOW old and new and spectacular!

24 Nov 2008 2:38pm

yz from Budapest, Hungary

Great perspective!

24 Nov 2008 2:46pm

Daniel from Orzysz, Poland

Wow! Really impresive picture. Great job!

24 Nov 2008 4:42pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Here, this road seems to be an usual one…

24 Nov 2008 5:04pm

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, United States

Beautiful. I'd love to take my mountain bike and ride along that old road...sith my camera of course.

24 Nov 2008 5:40pm

@Suzanne: I'll ride with you! It is completely doable. The old road slopes around this mountain and comes back to the new highway about 1.5 km north and about 150 meters higher. We'll pack a sandwich.

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Congratulations for this trip along the old route: you are discovering beautiful scenes and corners.

24 Nov 2008 7:16pm

gbe from kansas city, United States

the beauty of this crumbling concrete after the rain is enough to overcome my fear of heights.

24 Nov 2008 11:06pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

I think this is my favorite of the series thus far, love the decaying fence, what a view

25 Nov 2008 2:22am

willow from Chelsea, United States

I'm with JJ - this is my favorite of these (so far anyway) - the textures and the placement of the crumbling wall in the foreground make it special I think.

25 Nov 2008 3:30am

@willow: Thanks, willow - I hope you (and JJ) - enjoy the remaining two...

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

What a really nice vista.

25 Nov 2008 3:42am

One from Açores, Portugal

Magnificent! An excellent composition, we see very well the damage caused by time.

25 Nov 2008 4:37am

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

I really like this view and the feel this shot gives. Cool.

I used to live in an avenue called Ferndale :)

25 Nov 2008 5:30am

See The Light from Newcastle, United States

WOW my old stomping grounds.... I lived in Redcrest and Trinidad for a few years.... Great series of shots...

5 Dec 2008 7:48am

@See The Light: Mary! How nice to hear from you. It has been a long, long while. I hope you and the kids are all doing abundantly well. I've actually been spending a good amount of time in the Humboldt area with an eye to developing some work up there - and possibly moving there a few years. We'll see. I actually honeymooned in Trinidad back in 1975 - and I did a most enjoyable photo shoot at Patrick's Point last week.