Things Around X

Thursday | November 8th, 2012


The hero image (top) is probably as good as this shot will get. It was a good day for this kind of shot. I’ve taken it a bunch of times but the light is always hard to one end of the spectrum or the puffiness of the clouds create something of surreality to the scene. But this is better. There was no wind today. Or clouds. And the coloring seems to be in better harmony with the monstrosity on the right and Buddhist thingy on the left side. I suppose that is a pimp lookout over the water for meditation or bell banging or staring at churches until they burst into flames.

Another thing of interest was the spot of land directly below this scene. In the past it was full of trees and tall grasses. Maybe some farming and refuse as well. I can’t really remember. When the flood happened, this low area was completely overwhelmed (above left). The water rush felled the trees and the grass was like a net for everything that floated away with the river. I thought about taking pictures of it a few times and even got the camera out, but I never pressed the shutter button, it was just too dirty and ugly. The B&W photo is the only one I ever took of this mess (above middle). Today, as I walked to school, and passed over this area, I saw that it had been totally cleaned up (above right) and maybe the inlets were moved around a bit too.

When I walk home over the bridge, I always go straight. There is stuff to the left, but I was never interested in scouting it out. I thought there was no way to get down to the street and I’d have to make a big loop around. Today I felt like exploring anyway and discovered there are stairways every 50ft. or so. I snapped a shot of the older apartments in a row (above) from the top of the first staircase before descending into the new path home.

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