Friday, December 20, 2013

Life On The Mississippi

Riverboat Dock

That's the name of a book written by Mark Twain in 1883. That life goes on still, day after day after day. Looking at the great stream often reminds me of the Buddhist saying that you cannot step into the same river twice. But on the other hand, I don't know if I'd step into the Mississippi once.

This is the dock for excursion boats that take visitors on sightseeing rides. The river rises and falls so much that the dock has to float, connected to the levee by flexible walkways. Not much action at this time of year. The photo was taken from the Arch observation deck using my longest lens, 400 mm, on a camera with a 1.6 crop factor.           


Olivier said...

superbe ces vieux bateaux et belle contre plongée

Virginia said...

I'm dizzy.

cieldequimper said...

So am I, but I don't mind.

William Kendall said...

Terrific shot, Bob.

It's been awhile since I read that particular Twain work. I must remedy that.