Treasure Island is an artificial island in the middle of the bay between San Francisco and Oakland. Connected to those cities by the Bay Bridge, the island was built by the federal government right off of Yerba Buena Is. in 1939 for an airport but deferred it for the 1940 World's Fair. The advent of WWII changed plans again for the airport and the island became a Navy base. The adjacent Yerba Buena Island contains military housing and facilities of that period. The 535+ acre Treasure Island was decommissioned and sold to the City of San Francisco of which it has plans to redevelop it into housing and mixed uses.
There are many buildings and features that Urb-Ex'ers will find appealing and some juxtapositions that must be photographed. Tentative stops are: Bliss Dance (above photo), how many different compositions can be made of her; several deteriorated buildings, pool, tennis courts, top secret barge, power plant, etc. Then back to the park for 5p sunset panorama of SF and bridge. If no sunset then maybe the Nimitz Mansion and Bay Bridge construction on Yerba Buena Is. This is our typical small nimble group meetup where after the field shoot we relax at the Bar & Grill for a bite/drink and Show & Tell. Bring 1-2 recent photos to show.
The meet-up will consist of 3-4 stops and the ever popular “Show & Tell” part where we eat/drink/relax and show our recent UrbEx images. The schedule is shoot from 2:00-5p, Show & Tell 5-6p. I’d like to limit the group to 8 members, and a majority should be experienced in past Urban Exploration meet-ups though beginners are always welcome. If you get on a waiting list just be patient because there's always a few RSVP dropouts when nearing the take-off date. However, drop-outs within the last week are frowned upon because those on the waiting lists usually have made other plans by then. Rain reschedules meetup to following Sunday.
The sign-up sequence is: RSVP, and pay $5 meetup fee. About 5 days before meetup I will request confirmation and contact info (full legal name, cell#, emergency contact person and their tel.#) if I don't get it in 3 days you will lose your spot to those waiting. Also, please acknowledge the Release of Liability form in Discussions tab on Home page that you will sign when we meet at the initial gathering point.