Well. I don’t really know how to start. I was supposed to get on a plane back to my country (Belgium) this morning… but obviously didn’t since I’m writing this. My girlfriend proposed to me about 10 days ago so we are going to get married. I’m so excited!!!! That means I’m going to be staying in San Francisco for much longer than I thought… probably a lifetime longer than I thought.
My girlfriend happens to have a job in the Dogpatch, which is right by the dry docks , and I love that area because it reminds me of the Meatpacking District in NYC somehow. Over a year ago, when I was still living here as a student I had the opportunity to write an article about the dry docks operated by BAE Systems for the Potrero View. Back then, I posted one of the photos from that article onto THE RUSTY PROJECT.
The following photos are of the surrounding area. The buildings around Pier 70 have all been deemed hazardous, so they are all empty now. To me, they still look like they are full of life and take me to the past. The City of San Francisco is currently planning a major remodeling of the area to make it a more local version Pier 39 with walkways and bikeways, as well as shopping and restaurants.