January Behind 330 Esplanade – Photo Gallery

After last night’s waves and rain died down I got out and grabbed some photos of the current state of the bluff behind 330 Esplanade. The full height (depth?) of the pilings or piers supporting a retaining wall beneath the patio are clearly visible. I’d guess they are about 1/3 exposed at this point. In addition, I clearly saw (and captured) a fresh but fairly unimportant dirt fall.

It is hard for me to imagine how the building is to saved at this point, but if the owners come up with the money I guess it could be done. Note that as far as I know, the expense for all work since the first big fall on December 17 has been borne by the owners – nobody else.


NOTE: This post is part of my coverage of the cliff erosion and collapse at 330 Esplanade Ave, Pacifica. For a complete chronology and links to many more photos see Evacuation underway at 330 Esplanade.)

You can see this set of pictures on Flickr: January Behind 330 Esplanade

And all of my Esplanade pictures on Flickr: Evacuations at 330 Esplanade, Pacifica CA

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Mavericks Competition Soon & Surf Photos from November 2008

According to a KGO-TV report, the  Mavericks surf contest could happen Monday. According to Mark Sponsler, surfer and developer of the surf forecasting tool Stormsurf.com, “For Mavericks, we need continuous waves that are twenty feet high or more.”

I’ve seen the big surf at the Mavericks break and it is beautiful and overwhelming and awesome; some day I’d like to get out on the photographer’s boat with a 400mm or 500mm tele and get some real photos of it. You can see what I got from Pillar Point in November 2008 on Flickr and below, on this Cooliris Photo Wall.

(Neat thing to do with this wall… click the top left photo and it will zoom to fill the wall. Now tap the down arrow key on your keyboard to see the next picture. If your mouse is over the picture, you can read the text I provided for each image.)

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Aerial Photos of 330 Esplanade in 1972 and 2009

Dave Blackman, DB Construction, sent in this amazing photo from 1972 showing the bluffs in front of the buildings on Esplanade, including a paved coastal trail, and an entire white-building that is already gone. (Click the image for a larger size)

Photo Credit: David Blackman, DB Construction

Compare that with an aerial photo from the California Coastal Records Project taken Thu Oct 1 15:02:37 2009. (See the full size image, as well adjacent images to the north and south (and indeed, the entire California coast) on the California Coastal Records Project website.)

California Coastal Records Project. Copyright © 2009 Kenneth & Gabrielle Adelman. All rights reserved.

(NOTE: This post is part of my coverage of the cliff erosion and collapse at 330 Esplanade Ave, Pacifica. For a complete chronology and links to many photos see Evacuation underway at 330 Esplanade.)

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More Earth Falls Away from 330 Esplanade

Alarming and sad news from Pacifica Riptide, Cliffhanger: Esplanade Continues to Crumble. Since yesterday an additional large section of earth has dropped away from the north end of 330 Esplanade.

In this image I’ve added dates and green and red circles to highlight the newly lost dirt. Click the image for a larger size. See the Pacifica Riptide item for the original full-size images.

A big THANK YOU to Pacifica Riptide for the original images!

This post is one part of my on-going coverage of this emergency. See my complete coverage at Evacuation underway at 330 Esplanade and a lot more photos than I included here in a Flickr collection.

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Covering the rock road with sand – Image Gallery

NOTE: This post is part of my coverage of the cliff erosion and collapse at 330 Esplanade Ave, Pacifica. For a complete chronology and links to many photos see Evacuation underway at 330 Esplanade.

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Officers’ Quarters.

via CALIBER Officers’ Quarters.

From one of my favorite San Francisco photo locations. See my set on Flickr: Fort Point, San Francisco

CALIBER
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Equipment on Esplanade – Photo Gallery

This post is part of my coverage of the cliff erosion and collapse at 330 Esplanade Ave, Pacifica. For a complete chronology and links to many photos see Evacuation underway at 330 Esplanade.)

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Long Duration Night Photos of SFO

SFO III
by Flickr user exxonvaldez
Neat location – see the map.
(Click the thumbnail to see the original image on Flickr)

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Excavator at Rock Pile – Photo Gallery

This post is part of my coverage of the cliff erosion and collapse at 330 Esplanade Ave, Pacifica. For a complete chronology and links to many photos see Evacuation underway at 330 Esplanade.)

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Xmaspunk raygun

Andrew Colunga

Andrew Colunga’s X-maspunk Ray Gun is a whimsical and wonderful device for conquering the universe and defending Santa’s sleigh from marauding Martians.

via Boing Boing Xmaspunk raygun.

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Trying not to… Spray & Pray

A Photo Editor

via Spray & Pray.

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Markus Bruckner

Conscientious

via Markus Bruckner.

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