Sunday, April 11, 2010

Embaradero - 1975 Flashback - Anyone miss the Freeway?

I made this view with my then trusty 4 x 5" view (What's that?) as the park and pathway were being built -creating this rather dramatic and satisfying s-curve composition.  It is hard for me to imagine this waterfront had this freeway not proven to be unsafe, forcing its demolition.  I ponder if we will feel the same way in twenty years when all of 2nd street is rebuilt, Varnish, Zebulon, Gassers, the entire area made into a modern utopia courtesy of the powers of eminent domain and the forces of progress.