Sleeping Giants

At the Ready
At the Ready, original photography by Joe Ercoli.

Growing up in the SF Bay Area gave me tremendous opportunity to see a hugely diverse range of cool stuff throughout my childhood and even now. One place that I have not tired of (and probably never will) is the Marin Headlands. Just in this calendar year so far, I have probably been there a dozen times whether it is to shoot the Golden Gate Bridge at night, explore the old military bunkers, or tour restored/operating historic facilities.

While many know about the Point Bonita Lighthouse and some of the other attractions there, I think the coolest thing at the Headlands is pictured above, Nike missile site SF-88. Staffed and restored by volunteers, SF-88 is a step back in time to the Cold War era complete with a ride down into the bunker on the missile elevator.

I’ve visited the SF-88 several times and it never gets old. The days and hours that it is open is somewhat restrictive, but with a little planning it is definitely worth the trip out there.

One Response to “Sleeping Giants”

  1. I’m not into missiles or anything, but this is a really well done photograph. I love the lighting, lines and composition. Only thing I’d add is a baby… but that’s just me 🙂

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