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I was poking around in folders of file images and opened one from this last March when some friends and I spent the day wandering around Mare Island which was the first Navy Base on the Pacific Ocean. It’s been closed for a long time, but there’s some activity there, and lots of doors.
Here’s two images from that venture.
I love the arches framing the door and windows, and the color of the trim with the red brick. The door is pretty meh, but oh the accessories! 😉
This one is for Dan. It’s an At-At Crane! This huge beast is outside of a Dry-Dock. It even has doors.
This post is part of Norm 2.0 Thursday Doors. To see doors from around the world or add your own door click on over to Norm’s Blog and find the blue frog on his page, click that and you’ll be taken to links to some very cool doors.
Nikon Df| Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G| Hoodman Digital Film| PS CC 2018
more to come…
32 thoughts on “Thursday Doors – Mare Island Shipyard Doors”
Wow! Love the colors and patterns on the doors in your first photo and they are extra gorgeous next to the blue sky! 💙 And look at the size of that crane! 😳 Amazing!!
I love the posts about doors! Always fun to see and this was awesome!
Thank you so much Lynn!
Great finds Deborah! I find arches to be so lovely architecturally. And that crane! It looks so tall. The blue skies looks inviting. 🙂
This crane is the biggest I’ve ever seen. They must use it to help bring the ships into dry dock. The sky was amazing that day!
I’ll be in FL soon and if you’re ears are ringin…it might be me thinking about you. 😊 I’m going to visit my Mom. We already have a full itinerary, and you birding and wildlife viewing is on my list of must do’s!
Have fun in Florida!! I’m sure I’ll be making many trips back and forth with Big Mr. down there. I hope you see some amazing birds and wildlife! 🙂
Great old building … they sure don’t make them like they used to … I wish they did!
Me too! Thank you so much for the comment and visit Denise!
Beautiful arched door at Mare Island. Dan will be in Seventh Heaven at the enormous crane…with a door!
Nice you caught Dan a crane, even up close and personal! 😀
I love the blues in that first shot. I mean to tell you, I’m sure it’s lovely on any given day, but doesn’t that blue sky just set the windows ablaze in color? Gorgeous shot!
Ha ha, that crane looks like Cranky from Thomas and Friends. All work and no play! You are right, the brick arches make the door look more interesting. Happy Labor Day, my friend!
Cranky! He’s in my work room. We have a lot of Thomas the Train wooden railway stuff. Even the toy one is BIG! 😊
I hope you have a lovely holiday week-end too! xx
Thank you, I hope you do as well!
Ah, yes, the surroundings. Although I’m thinking that the “meh” door is a door within a larger door, making it much more interesting or part of a more interesting door. Happy Friday, Deborah.
I think you might be right Janet. I wondered too.
Happy Friday and Holiday week-end to you too!
beautiful big door, Deborah? I especially like that huge crane you captured! Am on my IPad juniper/jesh
Yes, that me! That crane is Ginormous!
Nice images! Mare Island is so fascinating… interesting history. In fact, I wrote a Thursday Door post back in January about my trip there (and, included a crane shot for Dan 🙂 ) inspired by the beautiful doors I found. I love your image of the door surrounded by the arches. Have they opened the distillery yet? I would love to go back when they do.
I had no idea there is going to be a distillery there! There was a lot of construction, and remaking of some of the buildings, but I didn’t know what would be in there when complete.
I’d like to go back when it’s open as well. There’s always something interesting to see and photograph there isn’t there.
Thanks for the added information and visit!
Have you hiked up to the Spirit Ship yet? Great photo ops there too.
No, I haven’t! Years ago I hiked up some trail on the south end of the island that had stunning views of the Carquinez Bridge and the other bridge but there wasn’t any memorial or bench up there. I’m adding that to my list to see and do for next time I’m there. Thank you so much!
When I took the Ferry to SF we would pass Mare Island. Always interesting. Great shots Deborah.
Thank you John! It is an interesting place and I always find something to photograph.
It’s perfect – beautiful brickwork, arches, and the door, window trim, and the metal on the roof all match. Nice one. And, I’m sure Dan loves that crane. 🙂
🙂 It’s a pretty cool crane being SO BIG!
Thanks so much for the comment. Hope you guys have a wonderful Holiday week-end! I know you’ll be keeping off the freeway. I can’t say the same for me.
Nice finds, Deborah! I haven’t been to Mare Isle yet so one of these days will have to investigate. If you mentioned that a Distillery Owner is developing the property to promote the distillery you might get the TD followers interested in visiting for the doors, crane and other perks. 😉
Thanks Gordon! I didn’t know there was going to be a distillery there. I’ll have to go back!
It’s an interesting place to poke around. Lots of photo ops.
Thank you so much for including the crane. I really do like seeing them. Those first doors are beautiful, and I love the sets of arched windows set into a large arch. That seems unique.
I agree with you about the colour combination of steel-blue with the red brick. It’s always a winner. Add arches and I think it’s just about perfect 🙂
Like those arches, too.