Friday, March 27, 2009

Thematic Photographic 42: "Drab" v.2.0 - We Used To Play Here


"(Plugging) Up The Creek"
Raleigh, NC - December 2008 (Click to embiggen)

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The bridge I was parked on when I took this used to be several feet above the surface of the creek below. Now, I'm guessing it's probably no more than a foot and probably floods regularly. How do I know this? Because when I was a young lad of 10 or 11 my friends and I used to play under this bridge. It was a welcome relief from the summer heat, plus there was a creek there! And what 10-year-old boy could resist that?

Now the creek runs into a swamp. Or maybe it's a marsh, I never understood the difference though I'm sure there is one. And maybe I just have the idealistic memory of a kid who doesn't want to think of his childhood haunts as anything other than the oh-so-cool places he thought they were at the time. But I don't remember all this trash floating in the creek either.Violence UnSilenced


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7 comments:

Dewdrop said...

Need a crystal ball for that kind of forecasting... lol

Babooshka said...

Could be one of my own images and text. How these places of natural beauty become dumoing ground really gets by back up. Then again a lot of things do.

SandyCarlson said...

Childhood memories empty in marshes, not swamps. That is the difference. Did you jump in or wade?

Damn the trash in the river, anyway.

cakesANDladders said...

it must've been a very nice sight when you were 10:(
mine is here

Shadow said...

it's good to know our childhood haunts are still around.

lisaschaos said...

You have swamps and marshes there? Cool! We have marshes, plenty of them, but I guess I figure swamps have gators and marshes don't. :) Maybe swamps have more water? Our marshes only have inches of water, and clumps of dirt/plant that you try to step on to get through them and keep your feet dry, yeah, right.

Oh that makes me think of bogs - we have those too! Have you ever stepped in a bog? How cool that the ground wiggles beneath you.

Ok, maybe I need to cut back on the cold meds. :)

kcinnova said...

My 9yo loves places like this. He wouldn't care if it was called a marsh or a swamp (but I'd prefer marsh). :)