Hidden awayPosted: June 28, 2009 Filed under: 365 Life in the Bogs Challenge, Adventures in art, Art, festivals, food, home, Summer | Tags: Akron, German Family Society, Ohio & Erie Canal, Old European Days, sculptures, spiral stairs 4 Comments
(045: Sculptures hiding in the weeds. Akron, Ohio. Photo © 2009 by Robin)
You can find sculptures like this hidden away amongst the weeds along the Ohio & Erie Canalway Towpath Trail in Akron. I’m not sure who put them there or why. Perhaps it was part of the trail (re)construction.
The spiral stairs are up and went up with almost no stress thanks to the extra pair of hands on the friend who stopped by to help. I’m grateful for his help. I didn’t have to do much at all since the two guys had everything pretty much under control. I’m not sure it would have went as well or as smoothly if it had been just M and I doing it on our own. For one thing, the friend is taller than either of us and that was a definite plus in dealing with the tallness of the stairs.
There is still some work to be done on the stairs, held up due to a need to contact the company. One piece had a bad weld and fell apart. Another piece was cut wrong and won’t fit. We’ll have to get those replaced. But the main staircase is up. The pieces we need to replace are part of the railing and balusters.
M and I went to the Old European Days festival at a local park yesterday evening. I think it should have been called the German Summer Festival or Practice for Oktoberfest since it was held at the German Family Society park, included traditional German dancing by people in traditional German costumes and traditional German foods and beer. I ate far too much food, having ordered the German dinner plate which consists of lots of meats and heaping helpings of sauerkraut and German potato salad. The only food choices, by the way, were German.
I don’t think I’ll need to eat again for a few weeks. My stomach is still pretty unhappy with me this morning. No wonder gluttony was considered by some to be one of the seven deadly sins.
what fun to find sculptures hiding in the greenery along the waterway
hope those replacement parts for the stairs arrive quickly and you can step out at whichever level you choose 🙂
What a pleasant surprise to discover. As I stare at this photo, I keep wanting to jump up to get a better view of the scupltures over all the undergrowth. Talk about putting the viewer behind the camera lens!
How very intriguing! I’d love to explore this area and the hidden away sculptures. Glad the main staircase is up. 🙂
Thanks everyone. 🙂
I want to go back in the winter and have a better look at the sculptures.
Jeni: Now you know what it’s like to be short. 😉