This Saturday, November 22nd, fellow guest blogger Todd Lappin of Telstar Logistics, will be leading a free, public walking photo tour on Treasure Island that is being organized by the website Photojojo.
A man-made island originally built to host a 1939 World’s Fair, Treasure Island was once home to fantastic (but ephemeral) architecture, gala displays, and the (in)famous Gayway — a bawdy playland for World’s Fair visitors. Treasure Island was also intended to serve as an airport. With the outbreak of World War II, the US Navy took over the island, and it remained in Navy hands until the base was closed in 1994. Elements of all this history survive to this day, but Treasure Island’s abandoned state also makes the island feel spooky — like a post-Apocalyptic ghost town floating in the middle of San Francisco Bay.
After this photo safari, we’ll meet up at a bar back in the city to share photos, have a few drinks and give away prizes.