Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Our World - Carroll Creek


Paris has the Seine, London the Thames, and New York the Hudson. Frederick was established in 1745 along the banks of Carroll Creek. The creek begins on Catoctin Mountain to the west of town and flows more or less west to east picking up water from other small streams along the way. The first image looks rural, but in fact it is near Fort Detrick, housing and businesses.


The creek flows through Baker Park with quiet vistas to sit and contemplate, or watch the water (and the ducks).


In 1976 the creek flooded downtown homes and businesses. As a result the city built a flood control project with a linear park above it. The beginning of the project (see below) is at the eastern end of Baker Park. The water in the middle of the image below is the above ground creek bed. The water dropping down is going under the linear park to emerge harmlessly on the other side of the business district.



East of the business district is farm land and Carroll Creek empties into the Monocacy River. This field often floods during heavy rain, occasionaly closing the road where I took the picture. The bridge is for a new road which will provide easier travel along the eastern part Frederick.

8 comments:

Ann said...

May be one day I will come to Frederick and visit you and my teacher Miss Fries.

Randi said...

These images are lovely...the scenery looks very calm and relaxing.

eileeninmd said...

HI Lew, nice views of the Carroll Creek. I do not believe I have seen this part of Frederick! Have a great day!

Sylvia K said...

What a beautiful creek and your captures are wonderful! Very peaceful and a looks like a lovely place to spend some time -- a lot of time actually! That next to last shot looks like Venice!! Great post for the day, Lew! Hope your week is off to a good start! Enjoy1

Sylvia

jewaicious said...

Stunning captures of serenity, tones and textures, and nature's loveliness.

Nancy said...

Lovely place. I like the reflection of the lights in the water - 5th photo.

Powell River Books said...

That looks like a lovely place to stroll - Margy

Genie said...

What lovely pictures of your creek. Ours at the house looks nothing like this. It is beautiful. I love the different ways it looks in the different pictures. Nice construction they have come up with to get the water from one area to another, too. The night photo is wonderful. It has a totally different feel to it from the others. genie