Weekly Photo Challenge: Sutro Baths, San Francisco

Sutro Baths

Originally built in 1896, the Sutro Baths were a large swimming pool complex. It was open until 1966, when it was shut down due to limited finances, and a fire destroyed much of the structure while it was being demolished. The ruins are now part of the surrounding National Park. It’s a neat landmark near the western terminus of San Francisco, just downslope from the historic Cliff House. Larger version is viewable here.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Sutro Beach Panorama

Sutro Beach Panorama

It was a nice day and I had some free time, so I decided to explore a place I’d never seen before. I took the bus to the literal end of the road – Geary Boulevard, specifically – and ended up at Sutro Baths/Point Lobos. This is at the distant northwestern tip of San Francisco, and more remote than most touristy places. Aside from the long ride, it takes a little climbing to get down to this beach. Definitely worth the effort, though! Larger version is viewable here.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Depth, Or: Kilauea Panorama

Kilauea Panorama

This week’s challenge is all about depth. It reminds me of the afternoon I spent at Kilauea on the Big Island. It rained for about 90% of the time I was out there, but the skies cleared up long enough for a glimpse of the volcano’s sprawling range and depth. This was taken at the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: At The Edge Of The World

At The Edge Of The World

For this week’s Odd Ball Challenge, I thought I’d post an iconic area from Puuhonua o Honaunau National Park, Hawaii.

Inside The Thurston Lava Tube

The Thurston Lava Tube

Yesterday, the shot was of the entrance to the lava tube. Here’s what it looks from the inside.

Into The Thurston Lava Tube

Into The Thurston Lava Tube

Taken at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island.