Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Dam of yore


The Kensico Dam in New York - a grand work of masonry completed in 1917. It has fountains, granite gazebos (above - is that what you call this?), a sense of artistry you rarely see today. I wanted to walk up and touch the stones, but there was some police tape blocking the way. There's a big park at the foot of the dam. It's lovely and relaxing - but also interesting to hang out there and think of all that water so close behind that looming wall.