The peeling wall of a gun battery in Golden Gate National Recreation Area. This place reminded me of the old batteries on the North Jersey shore by my grandmother’s house, and the photos I’ve seen of the prewar fortifications in the Philippines. This kind of stuff fascinates me for reasons I can’t explain; I like the idea of modern concrete castles and huge guns on disappearing carriages guarding the city from attack by sea.

Date posted: March 27, 2007 | Filed under history | 2 Comments »

2 Responses to Danger

  1. Linda says:

    There are some of those huge turret-type things built into the Galveston seawall too. Very cool.

  2. the idiot says:

    Wow! Very cool, thanks, Linda!