Thursday, November 14, 2013

New Perspective, Glass Beach

I bought a book at the museum that details how, from 1906 until 1967, trash was pushed over a cliff onto three separate beaches, each at a different point in time. The piles were often burned, creating big slag deposits. Once dumping stopped, however, the trash that was not biodegradable was gradually removed.

Also, there was a brothel on a small island offshore--that villagers dynamited. Yes, dynamited. So the island is now stumpy rocks.

My images of the three beaches, in the fog:

At bottom in the pic above is a slag pile, and it's easy to identify other castoff items.

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