Monday, June 16, 2008

Big Muddy


The Mississippi is slowly rising. This was shot standing under the Arch at mid-day Sunday, looking towards Illinois. There is a grand staircase leading down to the river. The couple sits on a landing two-thirds of the way down. There is a street along the river at the bottom, usually many feet over the water. The stage with the flags is a few steps over the street. Now it's an island. In fact, it will be submerged by the time you see this post.

5 comments:

Nathalie in Avignon said...

oooooh, impressive!
We are used to floods here in Avignon but the Mississipi is so much mightier!

Your Thursday arch was particularly beautiful last Thursday.

Olivier said...

la photo est superbe, avec les deux personnages sur la rive, on se rend bien compte de l'importance de ce fleuve.

the picture is superb, with the two characters on the shore, we realized the importance of this river.

Jen, aka ChinaMom2005 said...

The scale of the river is so well represented in this photo with the two people. And yuck is it muddy.

Knoxville Girl said...

Hmm...I have a healthy respect for surging water - I hope those people in the photo do as well. Reminds me of how small we really are compared with Nature.
Stay dry!

Kris McCracken said...

That is a pretty awesome (in its proper sense) image!