The Empress Hornblower excursion boat will be transporting Old Sacramento Gold Rush Festival visitors along the Sacramento River this weekend. The Sacramento River was the primary transportation from San Francisco to Sacramento for the 49ers.
In the background is the Tower Bridge, a vertical lift draw bridge, the first in the California Highway System. It is a rare use of "Streamline Moderne" architectural style in a bridge, and it was opened on December 15, 1935. The towers are 160 feet high (49 meters).
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Miguel82 (27720) 2013-08-31 1:18
What a beautiful boat Ray, it looks like a steam boat, it has quite the same design
I like the colors, the sharpness is excellent
A good report from that festival
Have a nice We
Noel_Byrne (33422) 2013-08-31 3:50
I too thought this was a paddle steamer with its unique shape. Beautiful boat, and what a cool idea to present it against the historical bridge too. Two interesting subjects in one.
I remember once a few years ago, I went on a tour of the Potomac river to view Washingtons monuments by night, and we went on a paddle steamer. All the people there were Irish and English, and we were all more taken in by the beauty of the ship than anything else, I can see the exact same thing happening with this. What a cool name on the boat too!
Have a great weekend
Silvio1953 (151545) 2013-08-31 6:37
Ciao Ray, lovely composition with fantastic boat, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
chrisvek (7001) 2013-08-31 11:00
Very wonderful photo with splendid details and lightning usage.So wonderful POV and great background.Nice details and atmosphere.
Have a nice day
eldancer1 (36343) 2013-09-02 9:45
I wish I explored Sacramento more when I used to live in Reno, so much history in that city, instead of just driving through. Nice capture of this old boat with good details. Well done, tfs.
mcmtanyel (27948) 2013-09-05 19:09
I guess I got too excited about your railroad photo and skipped over this one. This reminds me of Pittsburgh, where bridges and riverboats abound. Nicely done!