Sunday, January 18, 2009

This Is The End, My Friend





More of Steely Dan's shots, and there's a shot of the Archer bridge before the Orange Line was built, then the fantastic sight of the multiple bridges (Archer Bridge, Orange Line, and Interstate 55), and the nice shot of how the soupy water just slops against the wall. And, again, I cannot explain why there are new homes being built anywhere within the vicinity of the creek, though Rich suggests they might be transplants from Innsmouth, which does make sense...

5 comments:

Steve Malley said...

The end makes it look like it would've been kind of a cool canoe/kayak trip...

Charles Gramlich said...

Very interesting reflections in the water.

HemlockMan said...

Maybe they're planning on cleaning up the creek? The Cuyahoga caught on fire once, didn't it? And now it's relatively clean.

In fact--here's a quote about Cleveland's Cuyahoga river circa 1969:

"Some River! Chocolate-brown, oily, bubbling with subsurface gases, it oozes rather than flows. "Anyone who falls into the Cuyahoga does not drown," Cleveland's citizens joke grimly. "He decays". . . The Federal Water Pollution Control Administration dryly notes: "The lower Cuyahoga has no visible signs of life, not even low forms such as leeches and sludge worms that usually thrive on wastes." It is also -- literally -- a fire hazard."

Sounds familiar!

Anonymous said...

Those condos/townhomes have been springing up like mushrooms on the east shore
of the creek, north of 35th Street for at least the past 5-10 years now. Most of
the tenants are Chinese.

It's Chinatown, Jake... errr... Wayne.

Lana Gramlich said...

I have to admit it, although I'm not an "urban/city" fan, being on the water makes EVERYTHING better.