Images and Photos Sutro Baths, Lands End

Images are what I see. Photos are what I capture with my iPhone Camera to remind me of the places I’d been and how they made me feel. I have been forgetting memories, and the photos takes me back to what was real.

Souvenirs and Cafe, Lands End Lookout. We used to go in for coffee and sandwich. Today, no more Cafe, just the Souvenir Shoppe.

Northwest of San Francisco is the picturesque Lands End with its beautiful Cypress Trees, Wildflowers and Scenic Hills.

The flowers reminds me of the Blue Bonnets of Texas Hill Country, only they are yellow. They grow in clusters along many Coastal areas of Northern California.

Lands End also has a rare Treasure, the Sutro Baths Ruins.

Lands End is our gateway to San Francisco’s many adventures via Great Highway. The highway is worthy of its name because it has many beautiful Coastal Hiking Trails, Beaches and panoramic Ocean Views. It will take more than a day to experience them all. So, I portion my adventures to what I really want, from Nature Therapy, to calorie burning hikes to Photography, to Family Time and picnic by the beach.

White Picket Fences to protect People from themselves. Few have fallen to their deaths in Lands End and the many Cliffs and Hiking Trails of San Francisco and Daly City. A reminder that even the most beautiful and most fun destinations can be dangerous and deadly.

We were lucky to have a Brunch here once. The Restaurant is permanently close since 2020 of first Pandemic Lockdown. No news of who is the new owner. Inflation, Recession, $54 Billion War Aid to Ukraine and continued more infectious COVID Mutations makes it a risk to start a business that thrives on Tourists. COVID did win and still winning by closing some businesses for good in San Francisco and the Bay Area. People just don’t want to accept defeat nor acknowledge the virus is still affecting their lives, health and work. It’s easier to believe it’s now Endemic when it’s one of the biggest misinformation of all.

View from the Balcony.
One of the hiking trails towards Sutro Baths.
Purple Wildflowers along the Hill Side.
Stairs is an option from Lands End Lookout to Sutro Baths.

Today, we discover the Ruins and the surrounding Nature of Sutro Baths. We enjoy slowly the portions of its adventure in the most relaxing, calm state. We leave behind all the negativity and draining noise.

Today is total Nature immersive experience.

It’s like traveling to Asia or some Tropical Paradise. Seeing with wild imagination is the key to adventure Staycation where we can go to any country and travel destinations we want. No ridiculous expensive air fare prices and hotels. No Stress. No crowd. No virus risk.

Today, we will see the smallest beautiful details. We will feel the gentlest of sensations. We will smell the cleanest, freshest scents of Ocean Breeze mix with fragrant all organic wildflowers.

Graffiti, Art or Crime Violation to a past that is holding on to survive so People will not repeat the same mistakes? The Sutro Baths original architecture was grand and seem indestructible like the Titanic. Both sank. Fragments and Ruins are all that remains.

I see and appreciate. I stop and listen. I take a moment to enjoy its beauty. I make an effort to capture moments with my eyes, heart and camera phone so I won’t forget.

Brain Cell Neurons do die everyday and with them, memories that are dear and important. Some are reversible, others, permanent.

What happens at night are no longer hidden because of the day. The Graffitis keep changing. The Golden Gate Park Staff stopped removing the desecration of San Francisco’s many historical remains because it’s futile. Visitors can’t help themselves. They will fill every space with paint.

Rust and Paint. Beautiful together, but are they right for each other. Is it lawful or unlawful that the Past is being covered up by the Present? Things we see are more than just images and photos. They have meaning. They have messages and lessons to be learned. They are silent yet speaks so loudly to anyone willing to listen and change. Trying is always worth it.

He took the lead. One giant leap and he was this far. The downside of Photography is that I miss parts of an entire moment. Best way to experience an entirety is seeing the entirety without distractions and interruptions. Full focus.

The water, still and quiet.

The Pool Baths became a Pond Sanctuary for migrating birds and local Seagulls. What’s built for some became an enjoyment and rest for all.

On the far right is the mysterious Cave. The Cave exits to the Sea.

To walk where the past used to walk, to breathe the same air the past used to breathe, to be surrounded by treasures untold and unseen, a portion of adventure that is just yours and mine. Special.

Ruins along the Hillside. Would have been the best room with a view that showcases San Francisco’s golden Sunsets.

One of the two remaining intact stairs closest to the shore.

Architectural remnants of the Past. The passion, the ingenuity, the texture, the colors, the materials, the reaction of the Elements, the play, harmony and beauty of Nature around them, impressive and fascinating. All details are extraordinary.

Near Sunset, the Tides were low revealing a hidden beach cove.

The Water surrounding the Great Rock receded, allowing People to climbed to the top.

Part of Lands End few dare to venture. It’s just behind Sutro Baths. The rocks are sharp, steep and dangerous. The waves tall and powerful. One clean sweep and that’s it. We respect the power of the Sea. We don’t test its dangers nor temper.

People come to this side to fish while catching the grand price of them all, the view of the Bay, Golden Gate and Nature.

By noon of next day, it was high tide again. The beach cove disappeared and the Great Rock, unclimbable once more.

I hope you all enjoyed our portion of today’s fun and adventures. Till next time. Take care, stay healthy and live our slices of life to the fullest.

About Island Traveler

Just a Man too curious where his dreams will take him.
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19 Responses to Images and Photos Sutro Baths, Lands End

  1. Beautiful photography. Deep and profound words.

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  2. markbierman says:

    Amazing collection of memories. I really liked the photo of Land’s End.

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  3. Dragthepen says:

    Beautiful ⚘ thank you for sharing ❤

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  4. https://tamarakulish.com/ says:

    Gorgeous photos as always! I envy being able to walk by the ocean! lovely!

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  5. “COVID did win and still winning by closing some businesses for good in San Francisco and the Bay Area. People just don’t want to accept defeat nor acknowledge the virus is still affecting their lives, health and work. It’s easier to believe it’s now Endemic when it’s one of the biggest misinformation of all.”

    No covid deaths in my populous county in weeks. Covid isn’t spreading rapidly or affecting a lot of people in the US. So it can’t be a pandemic. What’s left? Covid is endemic.

    But people still need to have a plan in case they get covid.

    I’m seeing new business starts in my (non-tourist) area. The reason people are avoiding the Bay area has nothing to do with covid. If you subsidize homelessness, you will attract the homeless from the rest of the country.

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  6. Ab says:

    Such lovely photos caught on a beautiful sunny and breezy day. I can feel the warmth and the soothing wind from your photos. I too take lots of photos to remember the moments cuz sometimes you can’t remember everything.

    The ruins of the baths are a good reminder that things may seem indestructible one day, like the Titanic, but eventually things reset and start all over again. It’s both a scary but also comforting thought when we think about what the world has gone through the last two years.

    Nature is always the healer of the soul and I’m glad your family got to enjoy that lovely hike. Enjoy the upcoming week ahead!

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  7. ourcrossings says:

    I love your wildflower photos and the never-ending rugged coast scattered with beautiful cypress trees! Beaches are definitely some of the greatest and most enjoyable natural features this earth has to offer us. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely day 🙂 Aiva xx

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  8. restlessjo says:

    It’s alaways a pleasure to visit your world. Long may the adventures continue.

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  9. elvira797mx says:

    Wow! Wonderful photos! Beautiful and full of peace. Thank you very much for share.
    Have a great weekend!
    Elvira

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  10. “Today, we will see the smallest beautiful details. We will feel the gentlest of sensations. We will smell the cleanest, freshest scents of Ocean Breeze mix with fragrant all organic wildflowers.”

    Your photographs, along with your poetic words, are pure balm for the soul. In a world where all the news tell of doom and gloom, blogs like yours serve as reminder that there is actually a lot of beauty left in the world. Thank you for sharing.

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    • Thank you. I agree with you, “blogs serve as a reminder that there is actually a lot of beauty left in the world,” as compared to what’s being blared in our media feeds and news. I have not read the news for days now because it is filled of the same negative topics that makes people be more sad, angry, pessimistic. There’s so much beauty and goodness around us, why can’t this be the content of our daily news feeds. It’s no wonder mental health is worse than it’s been, and many are being apathetic numb to real human suffering and concerns. The good part, we can choose our own content, it’s part of being free. Thanks.

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  11. that place got graffiti-d up!

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