The View from Hill 88

In the midst of those beautiful hills & vistas I showcased to start our year yesterday sits Hill 88. On which sit these abandoned buildings from some past military radar or other installation about whose purpose I know nothing more. These buildings, while being slowly eaten by natural processes, for now provide ample canvases for graffiti artists. The first photo above, I must say, makes me think of Keith Haring and what things were like in NYC in the 1980s… (If his name is new to you, look him up.) To orient you, in the panorama just above you see – from left to right – the east bay with Mt Diablo (two bumps just to the right of the graffitied building), running to the SF skyline (including tops of the towers of the GGB, if you look closely enough) then the hills and Pacific Coastline along the peninsula.

3 responses

  1. John

    Thank you for these! I haven’t been there, just to the old gun emplacements above the bridge. Great view, and impressive art!

    January 2, 2021 at 08:13

  2. Pretty cool!

    January 2, 2021 at 11:02

  3. Sam Craig

    I wonder if the military building goes back to World War II – some hills near the shore in New Zealand when we were there would have military installations. This somewhat reminded me of that.

    January 2, 2021 at 11:17

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