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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Street Damage Made Beautiful

Light reflected from patched cracks at 16th Street and Duane, Astoria, Oregon There is no image reflected here for Weekend Reflections, only the light of the sun reflecting off of the patches at the intersection of 16th Street and Duane. I thought the patterns were not only interesting, but rather pretty. If you wonder why there are so many cracks in the street at this intersection, scroll down.

16th Street, Astoria, Oregon - driving over concrete and air As with a number of Astoria's streets, at this point 16th Street doesn't have the support of solid ground. The intersection in the first photo is just to the left out of the picture. It's hard to see the concrete wall a few feet behind the pillars, but it's there - and it's impossible to see beyond the concrete wall to know what the structure would look like under the intersection.

For those not familiar with Astoria, Oregon, Marine Drive is at the right of the photo, with the River Walk and the Columbia River just a few paces away. The mountains are in Washington, four miles across the river. The purple building in the middel is Custard King, and on the left is Shallon Winery, which I have not shown yet. To reach downtown Astoria, travel left on Marine Drive or enter the one-way grid in the top photo.

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11 comments:

Lisa Kaus said...

Thanks for sharing- going this week to visit- and hit up the Custard King as well...

Naturedigital said...

Even little and insignificant things things ... like road cracks look beautiful in your photographs Sheryl..
Have a nice day..

cinek-marcinek said...

Beautiful blog. Live in a beautiful area. I congratulate the sense of taste and beauty. Marcin

James said...

That's a very interesting pattern. It's really amazing what we can find and enjoy if we bother to look.

Beth Niquette said...

What a fascinating pattern in the roadway. I loved the picturs of Astoria--it made me feel homesick.

My husband and our family perform drama--and we've been in Astoria many times over the years to perform.

Wonderful photos!

Jacob said...

You have a great eye and a good imagination...works out to a very fine photo!

Nori said...

Hahaha!
Very funny!!

B SQUARED said...

Nice eye!

cieldequimper said...

Hi Sheryl, I'm baaaack and don't want to be!

I love the first photo, excellent and interesting explanation too.

kyungmee said...

That is a shame..too much damage everywhere but your image is rather cool looking:)

VP said...

Another thing in common with your sister city...

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