Having lots of free time right now I set out with my bike and didn’t return until my backpack was filled with aluminum cans. Below is the route I ended up taking. Besides the recycling, I took a few pictures. The sun was finally starting to devour stuff after a three month hiatus.
We’re just emerging from the harshest Winter in my memory. As a result the main arteries’ sidewalks were all covered with a layer of dirt and road gravel left from the retreating snow.
A worker using a torch near the Mittal Steel slag pile. It was near 70˚ that day but there was still plenty of melting snow from the storm two nights ago. They finally got around to clearing out the Christmas decorations. This church is behind a Denny’s and next to a storage complex. The sign in the window says “Pray to End Abortion”. The storage facility next to the church. The wind turbine at Pearl Road Auto Parts.
Old west siders will remember the Peaches record store at Peal and Brookpark. It’s widows filled with posters luring us in to buy the latest album. Here’s how it’s windows look now. I felt guilty as I leisurely drifted by these two working guys. The plastic wrap kept the paint moist through the Winter. I checked. The lot behind the former Peaches store. The hubcap to the right of the door . A couple of signs on Pearl Road storefronts showing different levels of craftsmanship. Next we have a place to make travel plans and/or buy a Christening Dress. 80’s high tech looking sign, ravaged.