Albany Waterfront Trail

This photo is a view of the San Francisco Bay from the Albany Waterfront Trail.

What a weird place the Albany Waterfront Trail is! About a ten minute drive from here, it is on a spit of land that extends into the Bay. Until 1984, it was the municipal dump for the city of Albany, California – once again proving that we don’t tend to understand the wonderful things around us. (Why a dump in this wonderful Bay of all places?)

Today, this a park with left-over detritus from the dumping years, “shrines” made by various artists, and glorious views.

Lady in Glass

Old Pipes


This entry was posted in Bemusements, Landscape, Photography, San Francisco Area, Writing.

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  2. […] loud Catcher, photo by Harold Davis. View this image larger. We hadn’t been to the Albany Waterfront Trail for a while, so Julian and I went exploring. This area was a landfill and dump […]

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