Cleveland Downtown from the City's Industrial Flats
Post Script: Thank you everyone for your comments and invites and congratulations on this photograph. It made Explore last night.
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About this Photo: View of Downtown Cleveland (Ohio) taken from the old New York Central Lift Bridge in Cleveland's Industrial Flats. To me, this picture is interesting because it juxtaposes Cleveland's industrial and downtown areas and characters. The two are connected by the Cuyahoga River, which you see in the foreground. This is an HDR photograph produced from three exposures in Photomatix software.
And, this photo reminds me of this poem I wrote some time back:
When a Man Grows Old
By Don Iannone
he wonders where his life has gone
with so little of himself left to get up in the mornings
the once playful boy has a new home
he barely remembers walking the banks of the river
skipping stones with other boys
the once young builder has put away his tools
to watch much younger men build things
the wise gray-haired gentleman
living to counsel others
now forgets more than he remembers
and concentrates on not spilling his morning coffee
the old man, living all week for his sunday walk
just sits in his chair, watching birds on the feeder
thinking of all that has been
wondering why autumn leaves must surrender to the winter snow