I mean no disrespect to the tenants of Treasure Island with how I’ve named this post, although I could have called it worse as it is built upon a landfill that is sinking a few inches a year and full of toxic hotspots thanks to its use as a US naval base once upon a time. Since I’ve moved to SF, I was always curious about this island that resides in the middle of the bay. So I decided one night to venture out there with my friend Lizzie to find out what else there was to Treasure Island besides a majestic view of San Francisco. And this is pretty much what was found- a lot of sealed off & run down buildings closed long ago with warning signs of asbestos. It was pretty much a dead zone there at night, with not a soul in sight to stop and question us about what we were doing there. It smelled pretty bad too, as the smell from the close by sewage plant wafted through the air. It is being classified along with Hunter’s Point as a multi-billion dollar clean up job, one that will likely never get underway. It’s a damn shame the amount of damage man causes upon the environment. Alright. I’m done, those are my two cents. Hope you enjoy the pictures.
By Erik | Published: April 13, 2010