May 14, 2006

Where is it?

I took this shot recently of a place known around the world. What street is this and where is it located? (should be easy)



And here's one that's more difficult. I took this in the very wee hours of a foggy morning off a bridge just outside the Quad Cities.



(as always, click on the images for a larger view)

5 Comments:

At 5/14/2006 10:32 PM, Blogger QuadCityImages said...

The first one is Waveland Avenue, over the (newly extended) left field bleachers of Wrigley Field.

The second one I dunno.

 
At 5/15/2006 4:43 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Bingo QCI

It is indeed Waveland Avenue, literally in the shadow of Wrigley Field. You can make out the spire of the building with the red Budweiser roof in the distance as well as the railings for the rooftop bleachers that many have installed.

 
At 5/15/2006 5:34 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Bingo QCI

It is indeed Waveland Avenue, literally in the shadow of Wrigley Field. You can make out the spire of the building with the red Budweiser roof in the distance as well as the railings for the rooftop bleachers that many have installed.

Thanks to Superstation WGN being one of the first stations broadcast by satellite around the globe, Waveland Avenue is probably known from the wilds of Borneo to the yurts of Mongolia.

 
At 5/15/2006 6:42 PM, Blogger Rawk Eyelund said...

The second one is the Hennepin Canal. (I think)

 
At 5/15/2006 8:01 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

(in my best Ed McMahon voice) You are correct sir! (or close enough)

It is indeed the fabled Hennepin
Canal. As it's unlikely that anyone can name where it was taken, it's shot from a bridge on the road from Dayton Corners to Green River in Henry County, two towns which essentially no longer exist.

The road traverses a mile of a lonely wetland island between the canal and the Green River and is quite spooky at night.

If you turn right on county road 227/585 from county road 224 (Cleveland Rd), you'll cross this bridge just before you get to a tee intersection in Green River. This is the view looking west.

I think this might technically be the Green River, but since the two diverge and then nearly join again in this area, it's hard to be too picky.
Well done Rawk.

 

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