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Friday, May 1, 2009

Theme day - Shadows

It's the first of the month, and that means that it is Theme Day for people in the City Daily Photo community. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

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.


  1. Nice one Buck, and I'm looking forward to seeing more of the old fortification!

  2. This is really spooky. Apologises for not keeping up with posts I've been out of the loop. Looks like I've a lot of catching up to do.

  3. A shadow on water — very good choice for theme day! And like Ciel, I'm looking forward to photos of the old fort.


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