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Saturday, 27 July 2013 20:53
vik_thor: (Sleeth looking away)
I try to do some regular walking (and don't do enough) for exercise.
my route goes through a part of Bridgeton that is under the control of the City of St. Louis, as part of the expansion of Lambert Airport several years ago. all the houses have been removed. http://goo.gl/maps/DgxVO but they keep it mowed. sorta parklike, except for the fact that in several places the streets are starting to collapse. (in fact, I heard that the city of Bridgeton is trying to get this area back as a park.
(in fact, if you have Google Earth, you can see the area when there were still houses, through the historical imagery section. I like playing around with their historical images.)
The tornado that hit here 31 May really knocked some trees down over there, including a fairly old oak tree.
oak tree knocked over by tornado

While wandering through there, sometimes I get a feeling like I am one of the last humans on Earth. I've had that semi-regularly since about 7th grade. One day during the summer, I was wandering around the woods and had a very strong feeling that somehow everyone else had disappeared, and I was the only person left on the planet.
That is probably why I like post-apocalyptic science fiction (like Earth Abides) so much.

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Saturday, 27 July 2013 18:16
vik_thor: sleeth artwork (Sleeth)
I try to do some regular walking (and don't do enough) for exercise.
my route goes through a part of Bridgeton that is under the control of the City of St. Louis, as part of the expansion of Lambert Airport several years ago. all the houses have been removed. http://goo.gl/maps/DgxVO but they keep it mowed. sorta parklike, except for the fact that in several places the streets are starting to collapse. (in fact, I heard that the city of Bridgeton is trying to get this area back as a park.
(in fact, if you have Google Earth, you can see the area when there were still houses, through the historical imagery section. I like playing around with their historical images.)
The tornado that hit here 31 May really knocked some trees down over there, including a fairly old oak tree.
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vikthor/9381944824/" title="IMAG1207 by Vik-Thor, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3759/9381944824_0815433f29.jpg" width="500" height="281" alt="IMAG1207"></a>

While wandering through there, sometimes I get a feeling like I am one of the last humans on Earth. I've had that semi-regularly since about 7th grade. One day during the summer, I was wandering around the woods and had a very strong feeling that somehow everyone else had disappeared, and I was the only person left on the planet.
That is probably why I like post-apocalyptic science fiction (like Earth Abides) so much.

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