Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Pic of the Day: Nice Fence, Empty Lot

I'm kicking myself for not getting more photos of that shiny fence protecting Fort Pike from tourists. Imagine the fun I could have on YouTube if I'd whipped out the camcorder and shot video along the length of that galvanized wonder! The camcorder would have let me get it in high definition 16x9...and stereo.

Imagine that. The sound of an empty parking lot. In stereo.

So that big green hill there is the glacis, an earthen slope intended to protect the fort's masonry against direct fire from enemy cannons. If you squint just right, you can make out a line of brickwork. That's a part of the actual fort, and about all you get to see, you unwashed tourist.

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