Back in late summer (early fall?) of 2006, my dad took me down to Novato to explore the abandoned Officer’s Club and buildings at Hamilton AFB. I don’t know the official status – I think many of the buildings in the area are still operative (I know various military families live right there) but there are quite a few buildings that have been abandoned. There’s an amazing YMCA outdoor pool right on the hill, with a gorgeous view and, when we were there, blaring pop hits. It was hot and I was jealous! The Y I’m a member of here in Santa Rosa only has an indoor pool (and an amazing weight room).
We saw: deer, pretty flowers, old Spanish-style buildings and tiles. We had a lovely picnic and explored around.
Could be a pretty place for portraits.