Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Day at the Beach

Anyone who has followed this blog will recognize my old-familiar nemesis - Thayer Canyon. This is a busy place - with hundreds of people filing through here daily. Yesterday, this location had all of the ingredients for a lovely day; crystal clear water, sand, and warm breezes. But, all you will get is a twisted ankle in a wet shoe.

Could the design flaw of this piece of infrastructure be any more evident? And - there are hundreds of these all over downtown Silver Spring. Like the tilted PEPCO pole, these traps have become a seemingly invisible symbol of inequality in our community. For some, unnoticed. For others, unavoidable. It all depends on whether or not you can drive.

I can't imagine that this is a good situation for the tree, either.

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