7-28-2010 (SF TransBay Terminal)

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UploadedAugust 11, 2010
TakenJuly 28, 2010
Exposure1/25 sec at f/2.2
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Focal Length6.8 mm
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Many thanks to Debrah Leonard for spotlighting this.

A break from wrapping up the June images: A few shots of San Francisco's Transbay Terminal, which had been in operation since 1939, closed permanently on August 7.

From Wikipedia: The Transbay Terminal was a transportation complex that served long-distance buses and transbay buses from San Francisco north to Marin County, east to the East Bay, and south to San Mateo County. It was originally built as the San Francisco terminus for the electric commuter trains of the Southern Pacific, the Key System and the Sacramento Northern railroads which ran on the south side of the lower deck of the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge. The SP and Sacramento Northern trains ceased service across the Bay in 1941. The Key trains ran until April 1958 after which the tracks were removed from the terminal and replaced with pavement for use primarily by the buses of the publicly-owned successor of the Key System, AC Transit.

26 responses

  • Al Gieryna

    Al Gieryna gave props (10 Aug 2010):

    This is a fantastic shot, love it! A great story as well.

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (10 Aug 2010):

    love this shot - esp the lines and colors...

  • Minno Ramírez Terrón

    Minno Ramírez Terrón gave props (10 Aug 2010):

    cool shapes!!!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (10 Aug 2010):

    excellent capture, Alexis. I remember in the 80's I used to catch my muni closed to that terminal at Mission St.

  • Olivier Scher

    Olivier Scher gave props (11 Aug 2010):

    Ahhhhhhh !

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (11 Aug 2010):

    wonderful mix and meeting of metal, ceramic, and fiberglass ..... how you capture the sheen amazes me, so excellent

  • Maria Mutch

    Maria Mutch (Deleted) gave props (11 Aug 2010):

    This is gorgeous!! The range of hues, and the glow of light off the various surfaces is just so elevating. And that small bit of graffiti... it's perfect!

  • misha otaared

    misha otaared gave props (11 Aug 2010):

    this is SO GREAT.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (11 Aug 2010):

    I love looking at this Alexis,,it is such a good capture

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (11 Aug 2010):

    Yes - this should be very large and hung at the terminal!

  • Denis Beauchamp

    Denis Beauchamp said (11 Aug 2010):

    Love the play of angles: horizontals and diagonals. Great composition. The colours are great. Great photo.

  • Michael Risenhoover

    Michael Risenhoover (Deleted) gave props (11 Aug 2010):

    I agree with Denis, the angles and colors are wondeful!

  • Jim Ford

    Jim Ford (Deleted) gave props (11 Aug 2010):

    surface, color, light and shadow....all interwoven and wonderful!

  • Lise Utne

    Lise Utne gave props (11 Aug 2010):


  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (11 Aug 2010):

    Such a wonderful composition Alexis!

  • Les Rhoades

    Les Rhoades said (11 Aug 2010):

    Wonderful elements of design

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (12 Aug 2010):

    Awesome capture.

  • Mykola Swarnyk

    Mykola Swarnyk gave props (13 Aug 2010):

    What a cool shot!

  • claudia luthi

    claudia luthi gave props (13 Aug 2010):

    "la aplastante verdad"

  • Llorenç Rosanes

    Llorenç Rosanes (Deleted) gave props (14 Aug 2010):

    Tú sabes cómo y cuánto me gustan estas fotos... De todos modos, en RL os pedía que las fotos que pretendais incluir en el proyecto no fueran publicadas en público... tendremos que descartar estas?

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (17 Aug 2010):

    Bravo! An incredible blend of colors, textures, and geometry. Plus it beautifully captures the business of a terminal.

  • herman vandecauter

    herman vandecauter (Deleted) gave props (17 Aug 2010):

    Geometry on it's best!

  • dana io

    dana io gave props (17 Aug 2010):


  • Mick Stafford

    Mick Stafford   said (19 Aug 2010):

    lovely lines, your work has changed a lot in the past year Alexis - for the better of course.

  • ndiginiz

    ndiginiz said (20 Aug 2010):

    Tena koe e hoa

    As if symbolising the quintessential essence of public transport this photograph issues forth "notions and ideas" of progressive development from a bygone past. When concept and design meant creating utilities allowing us to do as little as possible to get to something and or somewhere ~ as if the constance of time can be saved at all.

    Kind-of ironic that it's vacant of pedestrians, I wonder if that symbolism for anything? Of course it's dependent on "the time of day" when humanity is peaking I suppose.

  • Aaron Schwartz

    Aaron Schwartz gave props (6 Sep 2010):

    I missed this when I was away. Amazing.

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