Oakland Port

October 13, 2009 by bryan

This week's wallpaper is an homage to the hardworking longshoremen of the West Coast ports. Seems like whatever city we end up moving to we always end up not far from shipyards whether in Long Beach, Seattle or Oakland.

Just think about all the materials and merchandise that flow through the ports, from Apple iMacs to exotic spices. It must be incredibly organized in order to get all those ships unloaded without a major hitch each and every hour. Just think of the scale of the container ships.

I have always been enthralled with the large cranes at the Port of Oakland. I remember my dad telling me that the AT-AT from Empire Strikes Back was inspired by the port cranes. Maybe George Lucas got as excited as me when he drove past the large white cranes working tirelessly at the port.

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