My early morning (5am) excursion was to not only capture an amazing image of the Golden Gate Bridge, but to find these old abandoned World War II bunkers that I keep hearing about. They’re covered in graffiti and deteriorating by the day. There are many of them scattered throughout the headlands, but there was one building in particular that I was in search of, and I’m happy to say I FOUND IT! Woohoo!! I can’t tell you how many stairs I climbed, miles I drove, and yards I hiked until I finally set eyes on this beauties sitting atop a cliff overlooking the pacific ocean! Oh it was beautiful!!!
Marin Headlands | Golden Gate Bridge
The day started at about 5am. With coffee in hand, my good friend and I bundled up (jackets, scarves, gloves and flashlights) and headed on down toward Sausalito/San Francisco, specifically the Marin Headlands, in search of abandoned World War II bunkers. OMG SO EXCITING!!!! I am obsessed with “urban exploration”. For me, it is the funnest part of being a photographer. I have always loved abandoned anything, be it buildings, shacks, or any other type of structure. I love old decaying buildings that are falling apart. To me it’s beautiful. I see beauty in things others might see as filth.
Ok, back to today’s adventure… My goal was to reach the headlands in time to see the sun rising with the beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge as the backdrop. Our plan went off without a hitch and we reached the headlands in plenty of time for me to capture this: