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san pedro port aka port of los angeles


san pedro port aka port of los angeles
Informação sobre a Foto
Direitos de Autor: Benedict Ong (Benedict) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 30] (279)
Género: Lugares
Meio: Cor
Data da Foto: 2007-01-07
Categorias: Arquitectura
Câmara: canon EOS30D, tamron 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3, 62mm circular polarizer
Exposição: f/3.0, 1/140 segundos
Versão da Foto: Versão Original
Data de Submissão: 2007-01-27 10:32
Visto: 1260
Pontos: 2
[Notas - Normas] Nota do Artista
the san pedro port, aka the port of los angeles is located on the san pedro bay in the san pedro neighborhood of LA, approximately 20 miles south of downtown. also called los angeles harbor and worldport LA, the port complex occupies 7500 acres of land and water along 45 miles of waterfront.

the south-facing San Pedro Bay was originally a shallow mudflat, too soft to support a wharf. visiting ships had two choices: stay far out at anchor and have their goods and passengers ferried to shore; or beach themselves. that sticky process is described in TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST by richard henry dana, Jr., who was a crew member on an 1834 voyage that visited san pedro bay.

the port is the largest cruise ship center on the west coast of the united states transporting over one million passengers annually. the newly renovated World Cruise Center is claimed to be "the nation's most secure cruise passenger complex".

the port was founded in december 9, 1907. net income for fiscal year 2004 was 90.9 million USD. its present executive director is Geraldine Knatz.

information source : wikipedia

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  • Shogun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 788 W: 52 N: 418] (10434)
  • [2007-01-27 10:54]

nice postcard shot Benedict. i like the framing and colors. and seagulls added more spice. nice one! Thanks for sharing.

Shogun

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