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Our secret stream (and phallic tower)

Two posts in one day? Why not!

Wakanomori took me to Holyoke's secret stream, which runs beneath Interstate 91. There's a park there, but these boys preferred the actual stream (so did a chipmunk and an oriole I saw).

Holyoke's secret stream

kids playing in the secret stream

At one end of the present-day park is a closed roadway that leads up into an overgrown, abandoned park. If you climb up and up, you reach this tower that looks like it took its design cues from rude graffiti:

phallic tower

You can climb up a literally falling-apart concrete spiral staircase on the inside of the, uh, shaft, and up top there is a glorious view of the surrounding countryside. Which I didn't take a picture of! I was too busy recovering from the hair-raising ascent. Fortunately, Wakanomori took a picture. He also obliged me by taking pictures of the words of wisdom inscribed there, and of some of the community-created artwork at the base of the tower.

View of Mt. Tom in nearby Easthampton

Mt Tom (Wakanomori's photo)

Wisdom

wisdom (wakanomori's photo)

Art

artwork (wakanomori's shot)

This entry was originally posted at http://asakiyume.dreamwidth.org/856057.html. Comments are welcome at either location.

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sartorias
Jul. 5th, 2017 04:17 pm (UTC)
I love the photos, but what really grabs me is the quality of the light!
asakiyume
Jul. 6th, 2017 01:46 am (UTC)
Yes! It was late in the day (we got there around 5:30), so it was long light.
stormdog
Jul. 6th, 2017 12:24 am (UTC)
Oh wow! If that was near me, I'd be up there at least once a week!
asakiyume
Jul. 6th, 2017 01:45 am (UTC)
Even if the concrete had completely fallen away from some steps and only the rebar remained? #stilltraumatized
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