A few feet off California's extraordinary Highway 1, a scenic coastal highway that runs the length of the state. This was a quiet Friday afternoon at Bean Hollow State Beach in San Mateo County, near Pescadero, California.
The sun sets over the salt flats and marshes of one of Silicon Valley's loneliest and quietest corners; a relic of history where the ruins of a bygone era defy the stratospheric housing and population growth everywhere else in the Bay. Hikers pass through to experience the sun through one of Alviso's truly unique architectural structures.
Tucked into the quiet East Bay parklands of the San Francisco Bay Area is the Niles Canyon, within which is the abandoned Spring Valley Aqueduct. The water pipeline is half buried after decades of decay, and was once used to carry water from the Calaveras Reservoir to San Francisco, via the Sunol Water Temple.