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South Boston Naval Annex Building 16 – Love of Photography

By dave | October 15, 2021

In the previous 3 posts on Building 16, I have not yet touched on the most important thing about it. It is the reason I have 20 trips here in my Lightroom catalog and it is the reason I love this empty warehouse so much and care so much about it’s ultimate fate. That reason…

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South Boston Naval Annex Building 16 – On Film!

By dave | October 15, 2021

It should come as no surprise that amongst the many trips to the building I took and all the photography I did there, I took some time to shoot film as well. These are shot on Fuji Neopan 1600 and Fuji Pro 160s.

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South Boston Naval Annex Building 16 – Night Shots and Exploring Stories

By dave | October 15, 2021

One of the wonderful things about Warehouse 16 was that the area was ABSOLUTELY CRAWLING WITH POLICE. State police, Boston Police, MBTA police, and various other security and law enforcement agencies all seemed to have some role in monitoring activity on the pier. On the other hand, Building 16 was a completely empty abandoned warehouse…

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South Boston Naval Annex Building 16 – History

By dave | October 15, 2021

Building 16 resides in the former South Boston Naval Annex, now the Raymond L. Flynn Marine Industrial Park, and what is currently being rebranded as the “Seaport District” of Boston. The annex was a 167 acre extension of the Charlestown Navy Yard constructed on the Commonwealth Flats, an area of mud flats across the harbor…

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Nike Missile Site SF-88

By dave | December 16, 2018

Out in the Marin Headlands north of San Francisco is the Nike Missile Site Museum.  I had been meaning to visit the museum and Point Bonita Lighthouse during several previous trips but weather and limited hours kept getting in the way.  The Marin Headlands are a mandatory stop whenever I am in San Francisco. Project…

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Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD)

By dave | June 27, 2010

I have visited NAWCAD three times now. Once was at night, but the two daytime trips were made in absolutely oppressive heat. The second trip’s hazards also included workers actively gathering scrap metal from the site as we shot. However, despite the blazing heat and difficult entrance, everything worked out pretty well, and I was…

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North Truro Naval Air Station

By dave | April 29, 2010

Much to my dismay, I discovered after hours of bushwhacking that the radome at this facility was still very much in use for tracking international flights. As soon as I heard the hum of the motors I decided I did not want to get anywhere NEAR the facility, for both legal and safety reasons, but…

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