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This is me, standing on the remains of the old fortification on the Mohawk River in the Stockade district. The stone blocks I'm standing on used to be the basis of a fort protecting the river. Fort might be too generous here - gun emplacement might be more accurate. Anyway, there is a similar stone setting across the river and a long chain was stretched between them in order to block passage of hostile boats. I'm not sure how many hostile boats there were back then, or how many times those guns were used, but today, this spot is a fine place to watch the river.
This particular photo was taken just after the last ice moved down the river. There is so much silt in the river from all the melting snow that it almost looks like soil! Sometimes, when the ice jams up on the bridges downstream, the spot where I'm standing is covered by the swollen river. Thankfully, no problems this year.
Monday Mural: rabbit carp - Along the edge of Chinatown near the 880 freeway stands a running frieze of colorful murals. This one caught my fancy because it blends two animals. Wou...
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