Glass Beach

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North Glass beach, at the waters edge of Astoria Park. Many years of people hanging out down "the park" drinking their beers and tossing the empties over the railing and breaking them on the rocks down below. I suggest you wear some tough sandals when you spend a day on this beach; you might wanna go with high tops - to protect you from the other inhabitants on this beach.


Crude early form of recycling?

  • Kevin Farley PRO 6y

    Glorious picture ! ...thanks, Kev
  • theilr PRO 6y

    another "who would have thought this could be beautiful" shot! the wetness really brings out the saturation -- a great image, clearly...
    I saw this in Commonplace Beauty!
  • astoria4u PRO 6y

    many thanks theilr!
  • Sylwia and Marcin Cisek-Ciesielski 6y

    very impressive shot, as much as I do not like the idea of beach covered with broken glass, I find the image talking to my imagination, beautiful colours and looks like a big mosaic
  • astoria4u PRO 6y

    Thanks Dziobak, I'm an avid beachgoer and sailor, and it saddens me to be on a shore covered in broken glass. But, as redjoe and Ki.p commented above, there is still some beauty to be found. The coulors in the sparkling glass, and the sound of the waves breaking over them. Most beautiful of all - almost all of the glass is weathered and old; a sign of changing times.... I hope.
  • vidular PRO 6y

    Fantastic in large on black. The bottle breaking must have been going on for very many years as some of the glass shards are smoothed by the wave action. Nicely seen and photographed!
  • astoria4u PRO 6y

    thank you Vid!!
  • Jason Hsu 6y

    Perfect capture. Love your composition.
    Have a beautiful weekend.
  • Marco Priori 6y

    molto interessante.
  • Annie PRO 6y

    On dirait une collection de pierres précieuses abandonnées sur la plage!!!! Très jolie photo, bravo!
  • Endurómur 6y

    Mesmerizing, the detail is absolutely drawing...

    A favorite!
  • Nora Arias Loftis 6y

    I agree with everyone who found something odd with this form of recycling - having said that; and realizing the glass is very old - I must admit this shot is beautiful and impossible to get if it wasn't for all the broken glass.
  • astoria4u PRO 6y

    thank you nal!
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  • redxdress 6y

    cool picture - great description too!
  • Marco Coelho 6y

    i would say "FAKIR BEACH", lol, lol
  • mgw_wgw 6y

    What a photo, glass returning to sand from whence it came! And very beautiful the process is as is evidenced by this photo. Well done :)
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  • Pixel-Pusher 2y

    I have never seen such a large percentage of glass on a beach.
    This looks great
    With shots like this it is difficult to know how close to get for a proper balance between detail and expanse. Looks like you got this one just about right.
  • astoria4u PRO 2y

    Thanks pixel!
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