Here is my entry for this week’s challenge hosted by “Dutch goes the Photo”
The theme this week is “Our World”
My world is “new” as of 2 years ago, when we downsized and moved to a condo in a different town.
In one of those circle of life circumstances, our new town happens to be where we had also lived 40 years ago. Back then…in a tiny 2nd floor apartment above a paint store downtown. It had a small “deck” out the upstairs door overlooking the river. We watched the Blizzard of ’78 roar through town from the back windows.
In 1978, the Exeter River ran behind all the buildings on that street (aptly named Water Street) – but it was a dam then. The water would often reach high levels after extreme rain events. It often flooded the lower floors of many businesses that bordered it. Over and over.
Since then, the town removed Great Dam (as it was called). No more flooding. Businesses came back to the downtown area. The river now flows downstream; connecting several rivers throughout the state.
When I stand on the bridge, instead of high water I see what looks like a giant terrarium. A wide variety of plant life. I assume the concrete blocks indicate the old water line and one can imagine “what used to be.”
Our old apartment is still there…complete with an expanded deck!