Saturday, December 08, 2007

Walking Through Pier 14

High school art students created tiled works of art at the beginning of the Pier 14 walkway.


Swivel chairs for visitors to sit and enjoy the view. I think the pigeons in the picture were glad to have a place to perch being so far away from land.


The end point of the 637 foot long pier.


Looking back at the city from the pier's end point. If you look at the lower left corner of the photo, you can see the Cupid's Span bow & arrow structure mentioned in my November 26th post.


This $2.3 Million public walkway project was opened in June 2006. It felt strange walking out over the water and seeing the Bay Bridge looming before me. And, to be able to get a glimpse of the city skyline so far out in the water, but still be on land is spectacular.


- AV

20 comments:

hpy said...

piers are nice to walk on, and this one looks really big.

dot said...

I'd love to walk out there(but I'd be a little afraid)and see all those things for myself! What beautiful views.

Maddy said...

Love the feeling of spaciousness.
Best wishes

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Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

San Francisco is constantly changing and improving, isn't it? That's such a good thing.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Wow that is really a neat place, would be nice to sit and watch the seagulls and anything else that was passing by.

Andrea said...

Beautiful view. Love the shadows and the scenery. Great shots you took there.

DigitalShutterMania said...

Beautiful scene and great post too.

Lara said...

must be really nice to take a walk there...

AVCR8TEUR said...

hpy, the pier is quite wide to where you can stretch your arms out and not even touch both edges.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Dot, it was very stable, nothing to be afraid of although I don't know about high tide. The views out there are breathtaking.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Maddy, yes it was spacious and a quiet place to spend a weekend.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Fenix, you're right about that. I felt like a tourist myself. It is a fun city to take photographs.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Lilli & Nevada, you would've enjoyed sitting on those swivel seats to watch the world pass by. You can almost touch the sailboats that were passing by at the end of the pier.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Thanks Andrea. With San Francico's constant changing weather, I lucked out that there wasn't much fog. About an hour after I took these photos, the sky turned cloudy.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Thanks DigitalShutter! I noticed you're part of the ABC Wednesday crowd so I'll add you to my blogroll.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Lara, believe it or not, I was ecstatic to have discovered this pier walkway. Although I wished they had something similar for the Golden Gate Bridge.

Web-OJ said...

Wow.. that's really lovely.. especially the art tiles.

Jim Baker said...

hey hey... look at ALL THOSE LINES... looks like a cool place to shoot...

jim baker

AVCR8TEUR said...

Web-OJ, those colorful tile pieces were done by art students and as you can tell were all about boats.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Jim, Spoken like a true photographer who is always looking for leading lines to photograph.