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Remember: A Winter Walk: Canal Park Allentown

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A Winter Walk: Canal Park Allentown

As simple as yesterday’s post about the seasons, today I offer views of winter from Canal Park. The first picture is of the canal itself, frozen over.

Down a bit, past the bridge, the canal has been refilling itself since the towpath breach was mended. Sadly, the water is rising before anyone had the chance to clean the garbage out, as the rusted out garbage can poking out of the water makes painfully evident.

On this beautiful winter afternoon, I was joined in my journey by two young ladies named Abby and Jamie who were making their first trip to Canal Park.

I have mentioned numerous times the things I believe should be done down in Canal Park to revitalize and reinvigorate the place but the thing that irks me the most is the log on the dam which has been there now for as long as I can remember. I hope someone with the professional ability to remove such a thing does so next summer.

In closing, I leave this view of winter with a quite literal view of death. The still fleshy and bloody bones of what appears to be a decomposing goose seems a fitting image for both winter and Canal Park as it is.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please, nobody go near that log at that low head dam / falls on the Lehigh River. The zone below those dams are killers. SUPER DANGER. Please, check with your local river rescue personal. STAY AWAY -----DANGER !!!!! PLEASE HEED THIS WARNING!

December 30, 2009 at 11:27 AM  
Blogger Andrew Kleiner said...


I will not go in the falls, and I hope no one took what I said as an invitation to do so. Just in case, I am editing that section. I didn't imagine anyone would take that as incentive to anything that would risk their life.

December 30, 2009 at 12:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hot damn! Those young ladies look fierce.

They also look like the have a fine mastery of wizarding skills, can you confirm this for me?

-Anonymous Magic Expert.

December 30, 2009 at 12:58 PM  
Anonymous Ben from Bethlehem said...

It is very hard to beleive that between the City of Allentown Parks, Pa. DCNR, Pa. EPA, and groups like the Wildlands Conservancy etc. nobody could arrange to clean up the Lehigh Canal's bed before it was refilled with water. Who's in charge here? The Mayor of Allentown and the local state rpresenatives should look into this blunder and get some answers. What the @!#&*@#*& !

December 31, 2009 at 5:22 PM  

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