Wayzata, Minnesota

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Thematic Photographic - Concretely

"The road is a word, conceived elsewhere and laid across the country in the wound prepared for it: a word made concrete and thrust among us." Wendell Berry

Carmi has given "concretely" as our theme for this week's

So many concrete ways to carry this theme through.


Did you hear the story about the shadow people that rose up from the concrete?  It's a mystery waiting to unfold.  Just how could they walk away without feet?

It's a great day to be in the neighborhood!

Clearly then, the inner city of Minneapolis isn't just about concreteness at every corner.  This very playground is nestled along Lake Calhoun and will be forever etched in the hearts and minds of all that come to play here.

Thin Ice
Solid as a rock Concrete Sidewalks

Thank goodness for all those concrete sidewalks that lead us to so many worthy destinations.

What ever is this?

Just a glimpse of Curious Concrete Walls- What is the story?
They are the remains of a time long ago.
All ghosts of a nation at war. 
At the height of World War II Uncle Sam needed more gunpowder.
The war department seized 11,000 acres of prime farm land
from farmers for the
Gopher Ordnance Works.
More information about these mysterious pieces of concrete T's including hidden doorways and walkways and much boiling water, at this link.

I need to drive by here now that all the greenery is alive and crawling all about.

It's always fun to discover poems living in concrete!

Sidewalk Poetry
Why are your eyes cast down?
Look up and listen:
The world offers its own poetry.
by - D.E. Green
For other Thematic Photographic posts go here
If you haven't played along before
what's stopping you?
Join in too!


Filip and Kristel said...

Daring to work with shadows.


TexWisGirl said...

i like your concrete people rising from the shadows.

R. Mac Wheeler said...

My mind can't stay on one thing long enough to follow a theme *smile*

Lisa B said...

Great selection of shots for the theme.

sage said...

This is a solid post... :)

Lisa Shafer said...

Those walls are indeed mysterious.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

I would like to think that I still have a solid mind, and my beloved wife concurs! Of course, the way she describes it is that I am as hard-headed as ever, but that is the same thing as still having a solid mind--right?

Cloudia said...

cement never looked so good


Karen S. said...

Jerry - Absolutely- and I find your mind very funny too!

Karen S. said...

Cloudia- That's what I was thinking too! Solid as a rock!

Karen S. said...

Sage- As solid and concretely as friendship too!

Karen S. said...

Lisa - they are amazing to read more about and actually visit as well!

Karen S. said...

R. Mac- you must be lost in your writing, and that's a good thing!

Bob Scotney said...

Rising from the concrete is better than being buried in it.

Jenny Woolf said...

As usual, a creative and unusual interpretation. I don't think there is any way I could have found photos for that theme! :)

Alexia said...

Ha ha Karen - great take on the concrete idea :)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

So now only the concrete people work at the G.O.W.?


Carmi Levy said...

A history lesson in photos. Makes me wonder what other secrets of long-ago wars our landscape continues to hold.

I'm willing to bet of anyone I know, you'll be the one to sleuth them out for us. Love this series, Karen!

Rob From Amersfoort said...

PS love the Sidewalk Poetry. I remember your previous photos with concrete poetry, it's time other cities start implementing these as well.

Jenny said...

I heart concrete.

And now even more.

Is that wrong?