Tricoleur

Back in January, I wrote about this boat rusting away on a tidal flat in the Oakland estuary, but I didn’t have a camera capable of doing it justice at the time. I finally got a chance to take some better pictures yesterday (those are the lights of the Coliseum in the background):

The Hulk

3 Responses to “Tricoleur”

  1. wordnerd says:

    A great bike mechanic once told me he had never seen a bike frame destroyed by rust. That might not be true for boats…

  2. ruth gutmann says:

    It is amazing that the birds and/or ducks near the boat look, despite their environment, all right. In any event they seem to know not to sit on that horribly jagged edge.

    There is something about rust: the threat of tetanus comes to mind, but the threat I feel just seeing it, long predates my knowledge of its connection to tetanus. You and your camera also caught the color very well. I thought an estuary is a life-giving and sustaining place of nature.

  3. dc says:

    ruth: “they seem to know not to sit on that horribly jagged edge.” Don’t be so sure—this is what the boat looked like not 5 minutes before the photo above was taken:

    I don’t know what caused them to suddenly flee the scene. Maybe they’re just camera-shy.

    wordnerd: That’s probably even more true now that aluminum frames seem to be the norm. Try leaving a steel bike frame in San Francisco bay for a few years, then show it to your great bike mechanic and ask him if he’s still never seen a bike frame destroyed by rust.

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