I've been to Sutro Baths a couple of times for client sessions and I've always wanted to go back on my own so, a few weeks ago, I grabbed a roll of film and headed out. The Sutro Baths used to be a large, privately owned swimming complex right on the edge of the Pacific coast. Think turn-of-the-century spa with club rooms, private dressing rooms, and saltwater and freshwater pools with slides. Shortly after closing in 1966, the building burned down leaving behind what looks like ancient ruins, except it's just concrete from 50 years ago. With sea water pouring into the empty pools and wildlife springing through the cracked and crumbled concrete, Nature has slowly taken back what Man left behind.
If you're in the area, I highly recommend checking it out. You can explore the Lands End trails while you're there and take in some truly gorgeous views (assuming Karl the Fog isn't around).