Trestle Ruins July 21, 2022 | johntodaro Ashokan Reservoir / Ulster County NY Share this:FacebookTwitterLike this:Like Loading...
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These ruins are at the former stone quarry used during the construction of the Ashokan dam and reservoir a century ago. The reservoir is the the main source of water for NYC.
I can’t say more than, I visually basked in the glory of the image.
Thanks Ed. These ruins have a monumental feel to them, especially now that they’re enveloped in deep woods. There’s a metaphor there, I think…all that human ambition seems pretty transient when viewed from the deeper time of nature.
The project of constructing that reservoir is an interesting history. Thanks for commenting.
This has a timeless feel to it. Can’t help but conjure up the haunting melody of “Ashoken Farewell,” while looking at this. Nature proceeds; human ambition fades and crumbles.
Lovely composition of nature winning back.
Thanks Harrie – I’m sure you’d you enjoy a visit to this spot. I have a bunch more from here that I haven’t posted (yet).