Friday, April 17, 2009

Bunker (Not Archie)

From a trip to California 3 or so years ago, here's a shot of a World War II-vintage bunker in a Marin County hillside, overlooking the entrance to San Francisco Bay. There are all sorts of these emplacements in the area, put there to guard one of the west coast's most important harbors. Because the federal government bought up all that land during the war and held onto it for so long afterwards, much of this beautiful area is undeveloped. As you can see, even the old fortifications have a certain idyllic charm to them, tucked away in the scenic hillside.

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