Saturday, February 6, 2010

The Seawall



This futuristic looking concrete, steel and wood contraption is a seawall, built at the base of part of the sandstone cliff that runs along our coastline. Despite the best efforts of the homeowners whose homes line the cliff top, Mother Nature's elements - mostly wind and rain - continue to erode the cliff.

You can see more shadow pictures from around the world at Hey Harriet.

22 comments:

Sweet Repose said...

She certainly has a way of humbling man, doesn't she...she'll take it all back on a whim...it was hers after all and she'll prove it!

But what a view man had for a while...

steven said...

golden west i want more .... more pics of this!!!! steven

Quilt Works said...

Sure is futuristic looking!
Nice capture!


...Window

sarayutouched said...

beauty found in a seawall.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

This is a cool picture - not to mention it's shadows! Nice shot -love the perspective!

Ralph said...

The concrete barrier is quite impressive. Yet as you noted, the forces of the wind, sea and sand are still much stronger than he strongest man-made barriers. We can only hope to slow nature down - but never stop its beauty and fury,,,

Catherine said...

great architecture to this seawall!!

Sylvia K said...

Love the architecture and the detail and what a great shot! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

And lots of secrets to tell... want more than you showed.

Happy SS...

ADonald466 said...

an interesting photo

Serendipity said...

Very cool shot :)

jabblog said...

It looks sturdy enough but Nature is mightily strong when the mood takes her.

Crafty Green Poet said...

what an intriguing looking sea wall

Hot Fudge said...

I'm glad I'm not one of those home owners above this massive wall - nature can be scary at times.

By the way, I loved your images of Theodore Roosevelt in your earlier post, not to mention your wonderful garden shots.

Stine in Ontario said...

I never would have guessed it's a sea wall...but I live 1,00 miles inland from the ocean. ;)

Sam said...

The light in this photo reminds me of Sydney light - I had a friend from San Fran that said Sydney was a bit like your west coast. I like the composition you have here.

Cassie said...

Wow. Not sure I've ever seen a seawall before. Good shadow shot!

LDH said...

A benefit of blogging is seeing and learning of things that do not usually cross our paths. Neat seawall pic!

Hey Harriet said...

I quite like the look of that seawall. The little blue squares are a nice touch!

Carin said...

Impressive shadow shot! Love it!

Have a fun week!

BLOGitse said...

This is interesting. Could we see a bigger picture? Would be easier (for me anyway!) to get the whole idea of this seawall...

Happy SS Sunday!

BLOGitsePHOTOS

Jazzbumpa said...

Two who always win in the end:

Mother nature,

Father time.

Cheers!
JzB