Spire 2009, Artist: Andy Goldsworthy, British Artist, by Arguello Avenue, Presidio Grounds, San Francisco, California

Past Dirt
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A view of the Spire in the distance, towering over piles of dirt.


Spire 2009 external link external link   •  Artist: Andy Goldsworthy external link   •  British Artist external link   •  By Arguello Avenue   •  The Presidio external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 11:32:48 Saturday 12 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Friday 1 November 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_4088
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First View
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A first view of the Spire was over trees that lined the trail. It was surprising to notice something so big out there above normal sized trees.


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Obviously Artificial
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Viewed through the trees, the structure was clearly an artificial work.


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A Video
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A video panning up the Spire to give some idea of how tall it rose in the middle of the forest.


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Close View
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A closer view of the logs attached together to form the spire.


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Closer View Near The Top
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A closer view of the logs used to construct the Spire, here viewed much nearer to the top of the sculpture.


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Close View Of Top
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A closer view of the logs used to construct the Spire, here viewed at the very top of the sculpture.


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Reforestation Project
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The first indication that the Spire was ahead was found on a "Reforestation Project" sign.


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Spire Lost Among Trees
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The Spire gradually became lost among a forest of trees as one walked the path away and toward the cemetery.


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