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Sutro Baths by chateaugrief Sutro Baths by chateaugrief

These are the ruins of the Sutro Baths of San Francisco, right behind the Cliff House :thumb677239040:, another pet project of former SF mayor Adolph Sutro, (short, if rather ingenuous bio) www.americanjerusalem.com/char… .  It was a large saltwater swimming pool that was quite popular with tourists.  All this water was so flammable, however, that it burned to the ground in 1966. Official cause: arson.  This turned the demolition of the flagging tourist trap into a nice little insurance payout.   The Sutros were never people to leave property uninsured, after all, practically everything they owned burned mysteriously to the ground (see Cliff House).  Can never be too careful.  

I’ll just leave it at that today,  there’s a huge rainstorm coming tonight.  If you’ve been checking out patreon recently, you know that I’ve been trying to shore up the cracked foundation to my house by casting support columns, and now there’s a big hole leading from the driveway to the basement, right at the low spot so it’ll get the runoff from the roof, and three inches of rain expected and I’ve gotta haul about 10 tons of rock for aggregate today and cast that blasted column lord willing and the river don’t rise.  I’ll be imagining a thousand gallons of rainwater pouring down into the dirt basement of the already less-than-stable foundation.  

On Eynhallow, some people are having a bad day too.  

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:iconfaizhart:
FaizhArt Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Your landscapes are stunnings.
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LynKofWinds Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018
A familiar scene for me, but your rendition is especially beautiful. (:
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ReinDerWorld Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is wonderful.
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DBrentOGara Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely baths, shame about that fire! I do hope you are able to properly cast your pillars before your entire house floats away :O
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
we lived through it!  The house is slowly getting put back into shape.  thanks though!
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DBrentOGara Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to hear it! :nod:
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mouseanderson Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
all that flammable water, amazed no one burst into flames getting out.
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
you should read lloyd's casualty (comedy) week.  it's amazing how many ships on the ocean catch on fire every week.  super flammable dihydrogen monoxide.  it catches steel on fire all the time.  LlamaAbduction 
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mouseanderson Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
too funny
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RussellMichelich Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Ohh amazing job with the sunlight! Clap  
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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NairaDNV Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017
So beautiful~!
the light on water effects are amazing
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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Elizabeth--T Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, so pretty! I always love how there seems to be so much to look at in your drawings! :)
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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Elizabeth--T Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!
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Silidons00 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Well done. :D
I always enjoy learning about all these interesting places in the world.
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!  there are interesting places practically around every corner!  
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Sophia-Eowyn Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning :heart:
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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Muwaten82 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
funkypunk2-emoji-Friends 73 ...
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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Serazimei Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017
Your pictures are always so beautiful and serene with the warm light~
Also it's kind of funny how the water just burned down and how the Sutros just insure everything because things like that always happen there XD
History really does write the best stories sometimes~
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!  I know I love researching all these old stories, history of times gone by, and the understanding that the people in those old photographs wearing all their beautiful clothes and looking so distant and proper, were driven by exactly the same human desires and foibles as we see around us every day.  Nothing really changes.    
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Serazimei Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017
You're welcome~
I can totally understand that. It's always so fascinating how people behave
and how they present themselves etc. And yeah it's kinda cool how so many small things
change but the basics usually remain the same.
I think your drawings and descriptions are a great way of showing that appreciation and
are great for sharing the knowledge~
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LuciaAuditore Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017
Beautiful picture! OMG SHOCK. +fav .
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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LuciaAuditore Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017
No need to thanks! :grin:.
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Safrina1 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017
It looks almost like a photograph. Amazing.
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Helsic Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
wow!! the level of detail is incredible!
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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charmedangel61 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
amazing
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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charmedangel61 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
np
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InsaneRift Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Super pretty.
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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TutorVeritatis Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017
My grandpa used to swim at the baths in his younger days. If I could have a DeLorean time machine I'd go back to see the baths, the old Cliff House, and so many other burned down San Francisco icons. Then leave and visit the mountains or coast before there were so many people.
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Wow very cool!  It looked like a huge huge complex when it was in full swing, and so gorgeous with all that glass and wonderful views!  I wonder how they did the water recirculation, salt water is notoriously tough on iron.  Lead pipes?  
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D0GF00D Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
One of my best memories is exploring this place with my best friend :)
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Ooh fun!  I was very intrigued by that tunnel looking thing in the cliff...I'm a sucker for caves, even shallow ones
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D0GF00D Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
That was awesome, it led out towards the ocean but in the middle there's this hole that leads directly down into the water so you can hear the tide if you stick your head close enough.
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migmademedia Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017
Very very nice.
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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hclausen Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Your painting gets all the time.  Thanks for the information too,
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! and welcome!
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Bcfoster20 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  Student Photographer
Wow that was soo beautiful
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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Bcfoster20 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017  Student Photographer
Welcome
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d1304b Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
wow this is amazing!
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