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Mare Island Naval Shipyard - Warehouse Fire

Posted by Bill Brown (California, United States) on 20 November 2012 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Mare Island Project: November 2012

This is what remains of one section of a huge warehouse that burned earlier this year. Known as Building 655, the 150,000 square feet structure was one of the largest structures on the shipyard.

Here is a link to one report on the fire: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Huge-warehouse-burns-on-Mare-Island-3050674.php#photo-2276954

Canon EOS 5D 1/25 second F/22.0 ISO 400 24 mm

navy | shipyard | mare | island | vallejo | ca

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SharonPleasants from Monroe, United States

A steel forest.

20 Nov 2012 5:21am

@SharonPleasants: Exactly!

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A sorry sight but, from the link, it seems it was 'condemned' and unlikely to have been restored. Hope it makes folks more careful with the wonderful buildings you have been showing us.

20 Nov 2012 5:43am

@Ronnie 2¢: Thanks for your comments Ronnie! Although this structure would have been demolished at some point, it was sad to see the charred remains. It does however make a striking photograph. Some of the building have been converted to civilian use while others are slowing decaying.

VisuElle Photography from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Nice and sad steel foret

20 Nov 2012 9:58am

@VisuElle Photography: Thanks for your comments.

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(Old West Wales Boy), Germany

The fire remains make for a really dramatic picture !!

20 Nov 2012 10:23am

@Anthony Morgan Lambert: Thanks for your comments Anthony. And just think, this is just one section of the huge structure.

Lena from San Francisco, United States

A sad scene. nice capture.

20 Nov 2012 3:49pm

@Lena: Thanks Lena!

Panagiotis Metallinos from Thessaloniki, Greece

Interresting theme. I like the angle

20 Nov 2012 4:59pm

@Panagiotis Metallinos: Thank you!

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A skeleton basking in the sunshine! Nicely captured Bill! ;-)

20 Nov 2012 7:46pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thanks Eric!

Ruthiebear from Tituhsville, NJ, United States

A very graphic scene - I like the rhythms and patterns here.

20 Nov 2012 9:54pm

@Ruthiebear: Thanks for your comments Ruthie!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Not much left of that huge building.

20 Nov 2012 11:57pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fine capture. i remember when that was a thriving place

21 Nov 2012 12:29am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Good grief. It looks huge.

21 Nov 2012 2:31am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

An eye-catching view that you've captured here with beautiful colors!

21 Nov 2012 4:08pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Excellent perspective and an amazing but somehow a nice story thanks to the fact that the warehouse was going to be torn down...still a bit disturbing...This is a great perspective Bill, but I guess I aleady said that ;-)
I hope you all have a marvelous Thanksgiving and enjoy :-) We have the Vermont gang down for the holiday - 2 dogs, s cats (one is ours) 3 boys-17,13,8) 4 adults and a lot of cookies....

21 Nov 2012 7:48pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

2 cats

21 Nov 2012 7:49pm