Here's some Cold War fun for a warm day: Bhautik Joshi snapped these pics of the Nike Hercules Missile Site in Marin County. Can't you just picture Harrison Ford and/or Alec Baldwin action-packing these shots? We sure can. A bit more on the missile sites, care of the Golden Gate National Park Service:
During the tense years from 1953 to 1979, the United States Army built and operated a total of 280 Nike missile firing batteries in the United States. These missile sites were emplaced as the last line of defense against Soviet bombers. Today, a dedicated group of volunteers works in partnership with the Golden Gate National Recreation Area on the continuous task of restoration at site SF-88, which has been turned into a museum. This valuable historical resource is the only restored Nike missile site in the entire country. It's a great chance for you to see the tools of the Cold War up close.
You can visit SF-88 during the week, Wednesday through Friday, 12:30 to 3:30. A guided walk begins from the Testing and Assembly Building every hour, with the last tour leaving at 3 p.m. On the guided walk you will be able to see the tools of the Cold War up close, and it includes an amazing trip down the missile elevator into the underground storage area.
You can find these explosive gems in Sausalito. Check out more images here.