Ft. Point, San Francisco

The sign at the entry to the fort
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The sign at the entry to the fort


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A plaque describes the history of the fort
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A plaque describes the history of the fort


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It lay under the south end of the Golden Gate Bridge
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It lay under the south end of the Golden Gate Bridge


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Cars were allowed to park around the fort
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Cars were allowed to park around the fort


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A bricked over steel protected window
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A bricked over steel protected window


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A single doorway allowed entry into the fort
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A single doorway allowed entry into the fort


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Narrow shooting windows faced outward
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Narrow shooting windows faced outward


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The inside had three levels
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The inside had three levels


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The fort provided many places in which to wander
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The fort provided many places in which to wander


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The top floor was still below the modern bridge
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The top floor was still below the modern bridge


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Old cannons were on exhibit on the first floor
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Old cannons were on exhibit on the first floor


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Old equipment was also on display and could be handled
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Old equipment was also on display and could be handled


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One could bravely look down the barrel of a cannon
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One could bravely look down the barrel of a cannon


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Some kids like the look of old cannons
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Some kids like the look of old cannons


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Winding stairways led to upper levels
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Winding stairways led to upper levels


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Cars could be seen parked outside
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Cars could be seen parked outside


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Large empty corridors abounded
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Large empty corridors abounded


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The brick-work arches were stunning
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The brick-work arches were stunning


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Exhibits lay on either side of a long hallway
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Exhibits lay on either side of a long hallway


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The view out a second floor window
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The view out a second floor window


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What an old officer's bedroom looked like
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What an old officer's bedroom looked like


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An empty display case lay near one wall
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An empty display case lay near one wall


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The barracks used by the enlisted men
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The barracks used by the enlisted men


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The top of the fort as one looked north
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The top of the fort as one looked north


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The view looking up at what was once sky
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The view looking up at what was once sky


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A staircase led down from the top floor
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A staircase led down from the top floor


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Tourists illustrated the size of the fort
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Tourists illustrated the size of the fort


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Tourists illustrated the scale of the bridge above
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Tourists illustrated the scale of the bridge above


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The lens was not wide enough for true vertical scale
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The lens was not wide enough for true vertical scale


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A single long road led into the fort
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A single long road led into the fort


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The old metal was slowly rusting away
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The old metal was slowly rusting away


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One side had a more civilized look
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One side had a more civilized look


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A boy paced quickly across the first level
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A boy paced quickly across the first level


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A tour group pointed out the sights
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A tour group pointed out the sights


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And then the time came to exit the fort
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And then the time came to exit the fort


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