Friday, May 7, 2010

urban creek


This is Glen Echo Creek where it surfaces in Adams Park along side the Veterans Memorial Building across from Lake Merritt.  I've driven past this intersection (Grand and Harrison) a zillion times never realizing this little strip of green contains a stream.  It's startling to find such a country scene in the middle of a high traffic zone.  The creek runs down from the hills, every so often popping up above ground for a few blocks, before it goes underground again.  This engineered channel contains the creek for a block or so until it goes under Grand Avenue.  But before it goes underground, it flows under this old timey-looking bridge.  You see where I'm going with this, right?  A reflection and a bridge can only mean that I'm submitting this photo to two memes this weekend.  For more reflections and bridges from around the world, please visit James' Weekend Reflections and «Louis'» Sunday Bridge Series.  And have a great weekend.

21 comments:

  1. Amazing where one can find a stream, eh?

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  2. hee hee!
    Clever combination of the two, Carolyn - and a delightful one at that!

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  3. it's great, I like reflection in the water

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  4. Lovely hidden country creek. Isn't it amazing what we fine when we stop long enough to look around familiar places. I have found some wonderful little treasures in my town, also.

    Have a great weekend.

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  5. A "twofer" is always a good thing. Great shot.
    V

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  6. The bridge is so beautifully reflected in the water. What a find!

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  7. Great done! I think reflections is so peacefull, and so are yours:-)

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  8. How clever of you to combine this into two memes!

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  9. A beautiful two-in-one photo :-D

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  10. «Louis» likes that you successfully linked with Linky! And he sees you welcomed newcomer Rebecca. Merci!

    ";-D

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  11. Wonderful find and a great combination. I'll have to be on the lookout for something like this.

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  12. I like bridges and reflections so this is right up my alley. Nicely done.

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  13. Very serene spot in an urban setting!

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  14. You share so many of Oakland's charming surprises with us, and I love this one. The reflection is beautiful. In the mid 80s, our neighbor daylighted the portion of Schoolhouse Creek that ambled through her deep lot on our street in north Berkeley. It transformed the whole feel of the street.
    -Kim

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  15. This is a pretty little footbridge. I like it!

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  16. Hello.
    Here is the atmosphere of a beautiful season.

    Thank you for visiting my blog.

    From the Far East.
    Best regards.
    ruma

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  17. Beautiful spot and perfect for both memes.

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  18. This is really amazing shot! Great colours.

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  19. Nice bridge reflection! Great idea to fit 2 memes into one.

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