Thursday, January 5, 2017

Albany Hill in Albany California and Point Isabel in Richmond California: 5 January 2017

Northern California is enjoying a short respite from a series of storms. Below are a few photographs taken from Albany Hill in Albany, and from Point Isabel in Richmond.


A view looking southwest from Albany Hill. The freeway interchange is the intersection of Interstate 80 and Interstate 580. Golden Gate Fields racetrack is visible as is the former site of the City of Berkeley's garbage dump. The landfill site behind the racetrack was the location of the city's garbage dump from the 1920's to the 1980's. The site is now known as Cesar Chavez Park. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.


Brooks Island is straight ahead, and Mount Tamalpais is in the distance. The view is looking west from Albany Hill. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.


Directly ahead in the center of the photo is Albany High School. Just in front of the high school are the elevated BART tracks. The view is looking east from Albany Hill. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.


This photo of Richmond's Inner Harbor was taken from Point Isabel. This locality has historical significance: There are many oil storage tanks located on all four sides of the hill. That is the site of the first California oil refinery; it started refining oil in 1902, and it is still operational. The houses visible along the shoreline of Richmond's Inner Harbor are situated on a portion of the Kaiser Richmond World War II shipyards. The four Richmond Shipyards produced 747 ships during the Second World War, the most ships built in any US shipyard during the war. This view is looking north. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.


The Golden Gate Bridge as seen from Point Isabel Regional Shoreline. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.


Point Isabel. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.


Point Isabel is also the location of CostcoClick on the image to see the full-size photograph.

“A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera.” -Dorothea Lange


The first volume of the San Francisco Bay Area Photo Blog contains galleries of photographs that were posted on the Internet between 2002 and 2011. Click Here to view those photo galleries.

Panasonic GX7 camera body mounted with a Panasonic 14-42mm lens was used to take these photographs.

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