While walking the dog at Lock 11 today, I discovered that the Canal Corporation had taken out some of the gates for repairs. It’s fascinating to see these gargantuan structures up close. The following photos are of the site, machinery, tug boat, docks, gates, ropes, chains, bolts and walkways. If there is any question as to the infiltration of small muscles into this river, the numbers that covered every submerged surface are astonishing. I was quite taken by the colors, textures and condition of the steel. It is inextricably altered by the power of water and time. The raw beauty of this aging process is deeply moving to me.
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