Field of cherry pickers.
PG&E’s power station, closed long ago, and power plant, closed in 2006.
This crane is a thing of astonishing beauty, in a rusty, abandoned, industrial way. Five stories tall, it sits in Islais Creek. It was used from 1947 to 1974 to unload copra- dried coconut meat. Coconut oil is extracted from copra, and used in lots of stuff:margarine, salad oil, soap, detergent, shampoo, cosmetics, glue, epoxy, lacquer.
It sits at the end of this impossibly decrepit pier. The pictures don’t do the crane justice- to me it’s way more interesting than all the cable cars and Lombard Street etc.