This is a foggy morning picture of an elevated freeway down at the Port of Long Beach. But which one? It might be Interstate 710 or it might be California 47. In fact, thinking about it a bit more, it’s probably the 47, and the viaduct on the far right is for rail traffic. But I’d have to go back there to be sure.

October 4, 2020 — Long Beach, California

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