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Ramp Demolition IV

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 14 September 2010 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Beale Street in San Francisco

My office building is the angular monster that can be seen in the next block through the top of the arch at right. This explains my interest in this little project.

The Sentinel...

This support column lords over the new temporary terminal. As I post this - nearly two weeks later - it is still there. Perhaps it is to be incorporated into a shrine of some sort?

[since posting this series - this monument was jack-hammered into oblivion. Gone. Kaput. Nada. And the beat goes on...]

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Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

so you are getting a close view, cool image

14 Sep 2010 5:28am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

This kind of demolition in a city is always difficult to see, a part of the life of front leaving in smoke...

14 Sep 2010 6:18am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old West Wales boy), Germany

Sorry I´ve been absent for so long Stephen but that summer cold realy hit me hard.I´ve flicked through all the images I´ve missed and was very happy (and a little sad) to see this series still going strong !! A little piece of history is now almost gone forever...

14 Sep 2010 8:05am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Sic transit gloria mundi :))

14 Sep 2010 8:20am

Will from Gainesville, United States

That's why I love photography. capturing moments in time:)

14 Sep 2010 1:03pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Agree with Will, after demolition, photos would be the only memories left..

14 Sep 2010 2:50pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

The one I prefer in this series

14 Sep 2010 4:21pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Amazing - we saw this one too. Kind of spooky in a way. Great capture Stephen!

14 Sep 2010 6:25pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I'm like a big kid too, I enjoy watching demolition teams at work, but don't have the patience to watch the replacements going up in their place!

14 Sep 2010 6:35pm

Susan from Pompano Beach, by Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

see, if you hadn't gotten this shot, we'd have never known it was even there !!!

15 Sep 2010 12:15am

@Susan: ...and now it no longer is there - and so it goes...

Paul Simon had it right, Susan - "everything put together, sooner or later, falls apart." Here, it just got a little help.

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

Nice capture to remind us of what will not be any more! Wonderful composition!!!

15 Sep 2010 4:03am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, Canada

I guess any new development requires the ugly phase. Nice use of the lines here.

15 Sep 2010 4:43am