L.A. Fleet Week
A Battleship Bonanza!
There’s nothing I love more than steel and steam gauges so I was super excited that Fleet Week was coming to the Port of Los Angeles!
All the cool Coast Guard and Navy ships have come to visit LA! I dragged my friends here to see the festivities… and so they could see their tax dollars at work!
Unfortunately we weren’t early enough to get a tour of the current active Navy ships. But we did snag some passes to visit the historic USS Iowa, which is still my all time favorite ship.
Here’s a few photos of the group on the deck. I love the colors of the light reflecting on the metal. it makes for some wonderful portraits!
I love the way the flags look on the cold steel! The flags all communicate something, and are sometimes more effective than modern radio communications!
We even got to see a demonstration of a Coast Guard helicopter rescue mission!
Some more photos of freindssss! Elisa was nice enough to pose with me in front of the legendary 16 inch guns. This was a tough photo to get, there were so many people!
Some cool photos of old technology!
Will hopefully return soon! Though maybe on a less busy weekend!
In 1939, this thig was essentially space ship technology! look at those turrets, Also I kinda like how soft this picture came out!
This was actually the second time we visited, The first was before I owned any sort of camera, So here are some cell phone pics from 2017!
This was for my 28th birthday! a few of my friends from shadow machine and other work colleagues came down to long beach to humor my love of WW2 history!
And once I even got a chance to sketch the interior of the bridge!
She’s a beautiful hunk of steel.