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Old 12-03-2019, 08:58 AM   #311 (permalink)
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Plankton wow those before and after pictures of the dam are cool and sad at the same time
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Old 12-03-2019, 09:31 AM   #312 (permalink)
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^ That's a really interesting post, Plankton. Especially useful were photos 1 and 2, which show before and after shots of the dam. Are they from opposite directions, though? The new highway is downstream of the dam, right? I don't think the new bridge is standing where the lake water was, or is it?

Either way, Dellwood park looks like a great place to visit: once conventionally attractive and now beautiful in a slightly sad way, I imagine.

I also like pic #8 of the boating lake. I'd love to meet that lady in the white hat, sitting up so straight in her boat.
Pic 1 is looking NE and Pics 2 & 3 are looking SW and NW respectively. Yes, that new steel/wood bridge is right where the lake used to be. Here's a real view of the same area, looking west. The woman with the hat would be on the other side of the concrete arch bridge.



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Lots of vandals and riff-raff have left their mark over time. Once the Disc Golf park went in, the area changed drastically for the better though. There's a strong community of people dedicated to the sport that will go to great lengths to keep it safe and fun for everyone.

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I'm surprised that no-one, afaik, has mentioned this development yet, also surprised that I'm hearing about Hudson Yard's for the first time, even though The Vessel has been open for several months now:-



Looks like a super-cool place to visit.
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^^Whoa. I had no idea. A bit like Millenium Park here in Chicago, but on a much larger scale.

https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/dept...nium_park.html



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I'm surprised that no-one, afaik, has mentioned this development yet, also surprised that I'm hearing about Hudson Yard's for the first time, even though The Vessel has been open for several months now:-



Looks like a super-cool place to visit.
saw this one on CBS morning show

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gy4Sg6cWGgc
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Glad to see it's getting some media attention, Mindfulness!

I liked the slideshow of Millenium Park, Plankton, and you have a right to be very proud of your constructions. They've got a good look that comes from being clean and functional, and this one is especially attractive:-

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The video about The Vessel makes a blink-and-you'll-miss-it ref to a stepwell in India. It really deserves a longer look imo, so here are pics of the deepest step well in the world, Chand Baori in Rajasthan, India:-

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This place looks so unusual because it is. It must've been so difficult to construct, even if they started with a suitable hole in the ground. And what did they get for their efforts? A hidden building without much practical purpose - no wonder this kind of inside-out building is so rare. Nice venue for a concert though.
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Thanks Lisna.

That well looks very Escher-esque.
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^ Yes, it does. That didn't occur to me, but if you've walked down to the bottom of the well, I think you'd welcome the notion that you were in fact back at the top and didn't have to climb all those steps again! I also notice that there are a lot of steps, a lot of direction changes and hardly a guard rail in sight - so not a place to take small children, who would otherwise love running up and down.

*checks NY's The Vessel for handrails*
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One problem with architectural conservation is that it's so expensive. The repairs to this swimming-pool building have cost $ 1, 000, 000 so far and taken 17 years, with more work still to be done:-



As well as the main pool above, Mosely Road Baths has a second pool that is still in use. And that's why MRB is the UK holder of that much-coveted title,
" The only grade II* listed facilities that predate 1914 still open for swimming "

Go Mosely Road !! Full story: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-birmingham-51463367
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