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Piling In The Tide

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 26 February 2011 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

Waters of The Carquinez Strait flow through this old piling near the shore. Thousands of these old pilings line the three mile stretch of this waterway - about 30 miles (51 km) east of San Francisco.

The pilings are the only evidence of the many wharves and warehouses that once dominated this area. Before a rail bridge was built near here in 1932 - all of the rail freight bound for San Francisco, Oakland, and their neighboring towns came to the far shore where everything was transfered to barges and brought to this place named Port Costa. Here, the goods would be stored before completing the final leg of the trip.

Tomorrow - a wider view of this shoreline.

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Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Really a nice composition

26 Feb 2011 5:19pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Now there is some fascinating information that, if I had learned before, I had forgotten. How fantastic. I can vsualize all the warehouses and various boats and cargo carrying equipment! What a scene that must have been. Thank you for this truly thought provoking piece, Stephen. And thank you for your comment on my post today too ;-)

26 Feb 2011 8:21pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

I really love the detail in this shot, nice work

26 Feb 2011 11:37pm

Bill Brown from California, United States

Very nice!

27 Feb 2011 12:16am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

This is lovely, Stephen.

27 Feb 2011 1:35am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Oh Stephen, this is beautifully lyrical... I can contemplate the image an entire afternoon! Have a lovely weekend my friend!:-)

27 Feb 2011 2:42am

David from Detroit, United States

Great shot. Around here, we certainly know a bit about how industry changes and leaves things behind (ask Eminem!), but it is very illuminating to think about the different ways that plays out in different places.

27 Feb 2011 3:48am

k@ from Paris, France

A very cool serie, light is stupendous & details so poetic.

28 Feb 2011 10:25am