Thursday, May 28, 2009
The Morning Walk
The Japanese Dogwood in front of Town Hall looks good.
Overwhelming I am told this is the skateboard park, not the basketball court. It now has fencing around it. Interestingly later in my walk I encountered a young man with his skateboard heading in the direction of the park. Word must be out.
This is inside the basketball court. This little section of the park is really great now. Beside the little league fields, it has playground equipment, concession building, rest rooms, basketball and skateboarding.
I think all of us are guilty of bad mouthing our public works people but they are the ones who go around and pickup our trash we leave in the park and they were out this morning doing so.
With the recent rains all the ditches have water in them. This section of the Mason Dixon park always has poor drainage and people have installed the Classic Eastern Shore Bridge over the ditches.
The big Ditch over on South Maryland avenue. Mosquitoes are but a few days away.
As I made my way up Maryland Avenue, past all the "For Sale" and "For Rent" Signs I came across this House on Maryland Avenue in the process of being constructed by Hastings Brothers. When it came before the Planning and Zoning Commission for approval they made him add a window on this side and the opposite side. Otherwise it would have been a blank wall on the ends of the house. I don't approve of P&Z telling you what the outside of your house should look like but it would look worst than this if it was just a blank wall. From the front the house doesn't look bad.
This has always intrigued me. This is the railroad tracks from the Maryland side of town looking north to Delaware. As you can see instead of a straight line it takes an odd jag to it. I have always envisioned a story in which the tracks was being laid from Delaware heading south to Salisbury and track was being laid in Salisbury heading to Delmar and as they came with in a block of meeting up they realized the track was not going to match up so they had to put a little jag into an otherwise straight line to make them match up.
and of course Uptown the streetscape continues - putting in curbs and sidewalks. This work is scheduled to be completed in about two weeks I think.
Maybe they should strike and let everyones trash pile up for about 4weeks. Maybe they would get some respect then.