Wednesday, March 17, 2010

O Parking

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Happy St. Patrick's day to our Irish friends and fellow members of the Irish diaspora. I can't resist a really bad joke.


But really, you shouldn't park here. Not unless your car is amphibious. Most of the area in this picture is a driving lane atop a levee made of heavy cobblestones that gradually slopes into the river. It's used for public parking most of the year. Not this week. If the Mississippi hits the street behind the fence on the right, it's officially at flood stage. This picture was taken last Sunday afternoon. I have not had time go back and check the water level.

TOMORROW: Thursday Arch Series.

6 comments:

Olivier said...

belle photo, et belle composition avec un petit coucou à l'arche

brattcat said...

that mighty mississippi, she's a beauty but she has a temper from time to time, doesn't she.

Virginia said...

Your mind goes places mine can't! O Pavement. That's hilarious.

Louis la Vache said...

Yes! O'Parking for Irish Amphicars, hip waders preferred...

Paula said...

In all the years I lived in the Midwest I never encountered flooding. I remember when flooding really began in earnest - or so it seemed - in the early 90's. Now it seems pretty commonplace. I hope it's not too bad this year.

Louis la Vache said...

No doubt some of the water passing through here came from here...