Sunday, January 20, 2008

Day 20 - Carroll Creek

Carroll Creek runs from west to east through the city of Frederick on its way to the Monacacy River just east of town. The creek floods from time to time and in 1976 was several feet deep in the business district. The city built a flood control system which carries the flood water under ground to the east side of the city, while leaving the creek above ground. The above picture looks west from the beginning of the project. The city also redeveloped along the creek with a new court house, expanded library, new businesses and housing. The picture below is of the creek through the central business district, with offices, restaurants and shops on the right and housing on the left. I plan to take a photograph stroll down the creek here on Lew's Pics during 2008. (More when it's warmer - today is 21 and windy!)

2 comments:

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Great shots Lew, especially the last one. Love that view!

Josie Ray said...

Both shots are lovely, but my favorite is the first one because it looks so woodsy. Like a beautiful place to walk and get some fresh air.