Today's Thursday Thirteen is very late, but then again I did spend all day away from the computer taking these very pictures. I hope that you enjoy them. This was a spontaneous trip to lift my spirits and stave off Depression. Never give up.
Saltair parking lot from the lake front. Unnoticed to us the first time, there was a band along the beach like a geological layer of dead birds bleached by the sun and partially interred in the sand. This poor critter was the most exposed and preserved.
Saltair is an interesting one. I remember swimming in this area when I was a child of 5. The salt water was thick and coated my skin with a white crust when it dried. There were people everywhere. That was only 3 years after the final fire finished off the Saltair. People still used the docks and fascilities. Then the water receded again and all was abandoned and taken down. Only a few people were around today to walk around the ghosts of the past and enjoy the serenity of the lake.
My 12 year old daughter took this picture while I was busy digging the car out of the sand...
Saltair was built out of an old airplane carrier - a far cry from the opulent architectural masterpiece the old Saltair was. A few months later, the lake tried to reclaim the new Saltair and it was abandoned. Now it is free again and bands hold rock concerts there. Despite nature's insistence on ruining Man's plans, Man continues to build there. Even if this Saltair burns down and is swallowed up by the Great Salt Lake again, I am sure that Man will rebuild just as soon as the lake recedes.
It was a great day. Here's to spontaneity!
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