Watery Wednesday #63:

22 Jun

Benicia is a waterside city in Solano County.  It is the first city in California to be founded by Anglo-Americans and served as the state capital for 13 months from 1853-1854.  It is located along the northern banks of Carquinez Strait.

Across the strait northeast of the town’s residential areas is an oil refinery built in 1969 by Humble Oil which later became Exxon. The refinery was later bought by Valero Energy.

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Posted by on June 22, 2010 in Uncategorized


19 responses to “Watery Wednesday #63:

  1. carolyn Ford

    June 22, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    I like the soft blues in this photo…the sky, mountains and water match so beautifully. I’m ticked at anything related to “oil” these days, so I won’t mention the refinery…but, sadly, I do need gas in my car today. UGH!

  2. 2sweetnsaxy

    June 22, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Sorry about the Mr. Linky. I can’t believe I did that again. The new one is up. Nice shot! Love the view of the mountains over the water.

  3. Spiderdama

    June 22, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Wonderful photo and I love the mountain in the background.

  4. EG Wow, Canada

    June 22, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    I like to see ocean cities from their water sides. It gives such a different perspective than when seeing it from land.

  5. Dharma Shots

    June 22, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    I love the cool mountain view here…your photo says it all. I like this too!

  6. goosh

    June 23, 2010 at 12:53 am

    Love the California scenery! Makes me want to go back….

  7. Ebie

    June 23, 2010 at 1:29 am

    Everything is so blue! Beautiful mountain views!

  8. Pam

    June 23, 2010 at 2:10 am

    The refinery must be large but it looks small when compared to the beautiful huge mountain range in the background.

  9. eden

    June 23, 2010 at 2:38 am

    What a great view! I love the mountain in the background. Great shot

  10. Denise

    June 23, 2010 at 3:23 am

    A lovely photo and a well composed shot. I enjoy the mountain scenery.

    If you have time to stop by, my Watery Wednesday post is right here.

  11. Linnea

    June 23, 2010 at 3:56 am

    Considering the focus is the refinery, which normally wouldn’t be considered a photoworthy subject by most, you’ve taken a beautiful shot of it. I love how the soft sunlight falls on the towers and highlights the hills in the background. The still water is very inviting! Very well done! I wonder if you’ve ever strolled around downtown Benicia. It’s a quaint little town.

  12. luna miranda

    June 23, 2010 at 4:16 am

    i love the mountains…it’s quite picturesque even with the refinery. marvelous photo.

  13. Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA

    June 23, 2010 at 4:22 am

    Those lovely California hills. I miss them very much. Love the soft tones of the water.

  14. ann chin

    June 23, 2010 at 5:44 am

    all those tall towers. What are they for?

  15. Hilda

    June 23, 2010 at 6:12 am

    That is a magnificent backdrop for an industrial complex!

  16. Hootin' Anni

    June 23, 2010 at 11:35 am

    Excellent….I really appreciate the background you shared too.

    My day’s post is all about turtles. The release of 110+ baby turtles into the Gulf! With pictures galore. DIRECT LINK

    Have a super Wednesday.

  17. Dave Q, UK

    June 23, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    i love the mountains in the backgroud, excellent photo.

    and yes the castle is open to the public.

  18. Joanne Olivieri

    June 23, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Gorgeous blue and the mountain background is magnificent.

  19. seniorhiker

    June 26, 2010 at 2:50 am

    This is a beautiful setting for the refinery.


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