Photo: “Ruckel Creek”

The Columbia River Gorge has hundreds if not thousands of waterfalls. I have yet to be disappointed by one I’ve seen and these falls were no different. The terrain, light and foliage varied so much here that I took dozens of images, all very different from one another.

Photo: “Launch Silo No.3”

Looking across into the Launch Silo No.3 of the Beale 851-C Titan I Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Base in Northern California.

During the operating years, 1962 - 1965, this silo would have contained a crib structure that would have supported the missile. These days, this base sits empty collecting dust, waiting to be purchased.

Arch Love 
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Arch Love
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Transamerica Pyramid 
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Transamerica Pyramid
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Archival photos we found when making Science in the City - Sutro Tower: From Eyesore to Iconhttp://youtu.be/UQ1MuZn2Hi8

Photos from Sutro Tower Inc.

Living a few streets below this tower has always taught me to look up. The fog and light always appear different on this majestic structure.

Really enjoyed these historical images.

Cownose Rays
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Cownose Rays
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Racetracks and Railways
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Racetracks and Railways
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California Academy of Sciences
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California Academy of Sciences
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lauren:

Before I began my time as Expedition Photographer on board icebreaker 50 Let Pobedy, I wondered if I might tire of the polar landscape near to the North Pole. How much variety could there really be when all you’ve got to work with is endless ice and sky? 

Now I can tell a different story. I was absolutely mesmerized with the textures, colors, shadows and shapes that carried on for hundreds of miles as we traveled further and further North. The slightest change in light affected the way the ice glistened below it. The sun hung low on the horizon and on my favorite evenings, like the last photo, everything shone gold. 

Someday I hope to visit the North Pole…

Photo: “Filtered Sunlight”

Patient rooms, such as this, inside the former Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital in New Jersey were designed to hold one or two patients, but within about 10 years of opening, the hospital experienced severe overcrowding and was treating almost double the patients it was designed to treat. Patients were crammed to these small rooms and beds were added and moved into the hallways. 

Photo: “Boeing B-52”

Sometimes the world makes you feel so small…

Castro Station
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Castro Station
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Photo: “Theatre Gold”

This theatre was part of a facility for feeble-minded women, particularly between the ages of 16 and 45.  It was designed to detain, segregate, care for and train these women and operated from 1920 to 1998. 
 

Despite the hospital’s dark history, this theatre was quite beautiful. I loved the worn texture of the wooden seats, the missing tiles on the ceiling playing a game of Tetris and the beautiful massive windows with gaudy golden draperies. 

Saturday canoe adventures… http://ift.tt/1oEOOHv
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Saturday canoe adventures… http://ift.tt/1oEOOHv

Great advice found taped to a wall in an State Asylum
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Great advice found taped to a wall in an State Asylum
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