We went back in December to see how the construction zone was going, and the bridge had been put up!  Maybe our biking trail will reopen soon, we’re anxious to have it back!
Also, the microwave was still there!!

This is the view from above.

I was shocked when I realized how many trees had been cut down and how much this area had changed.

 In contrast, this is the same exact place two years earlier.

And this is from the other direction, before and after,

They’re putting this new road in to help with the terrible traffic that builds up every day on the interstate and to give access to the newly renovated tobacco lofts.  They are putting in a diverging diamond interchange , which was apparently one of the best innovations of 2009.. So I guess that’s exciting.

It’s sad to see this pretty wooded area be torn down, but, that’s what happens in a growing city.  I couldn’t be more glad that we decided to go exploring this day; we had no idea that two years later all that stuff would be gone. This definitely motivates me to take more random shots of the city, because you never know when it might change.

Surprisingly enough though, the little shack that we snuck into was still standing!

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  1. I am always sad to see trees go down, too. Sometimes new ones will be planted in a different area to offset the affect. There have been a lot of new buildings around campus, but I've heard that they do a land survey first, and then they replant trees in a different area.

  2. I am very sorry about the trees, but I guess it is something that is happening now, when mankind is expanding. Capturing the things that changes over the years, you are somehow witness to their existence, and it is so beautiful :))
    Lovely shack and the photos of it :*

  3. the little shack is still there but it's up on blocks or something? makes me think they'll move it… better than just demolishing i suppose. but lovely shots. so sad to see the beautiful places change… can't get over that microwave though.

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