Mar. 2007

Dayton, KY, is a historic little river city. Being such a compact area, I was able to cover most of it in this 2-part set of photos. This batch of pictures includes the endangered Dodd Drive and a lot of spots that are sure to last for years to come but I thought would look nice on this site.

Looking towards the Ohio River on O'Fallon Avenue. O'Fallon marks the boundary between the cities of Dayton and Bellevue: The city line runs right down the middle of the street. Where O'Fallon turns right, it becomes Dodd Drive.

Dodd Drive is a fairly secluded road. It parallels the river on one side and the floodwall on the other. This road has been known to get garbagey: Angry citizens have dumped trash in the roadway to protest the results of federal and state elections. But now Dodd Drive is endangered! Pending FEMA approval, developers plan to build a set of condos for the very rich that will span almost the entire length of where Dodd Drive is now. This development will require raising the land here by about 20 feet.

Some Allowed Clouds are good, and some Allowed Clouds are bad. Every day we see sensible Allowed Clouds like traffic rules and environmental or labor regulations. But this picture shows one of the most idiotic Allowed Clouds I've seen lately. The city of Dayton banishes these adorable dogs from its limits - not just from living in the city, but even entering the city, judging by this sign.

Continuing further on Dodd Drive. Since this is only, what, almost April, the trees are still bare.

Mandatory "drought" photo! This gaping puddle on Dodd Drive was probably left over from all the rain in 2006. Yes, I know 2006 was hotter than a monkey claw, but in some months we had record rainfall.

Dodd Drive emerges here from the left. It runs into KY 8, which makes almost a 90-degree angle, using 4th Avenue to the right.

The trail to nowhere! The floodwall in Dayton has a trail on top of it that runs the entire length of the earthen portion. But here the trail comes to a dead end, right where the narrow concrete section of the floodwall begins. Fourth Avenue is the road you see running horizontally across the picture.

Heading back on the trail atop the levee. I saw an Allowed Cloud that prohibits bikes on this path. I sure fooled them, didn't I? On the right you can see a bit of Dodd Drive paralleling the floodwall.

Main Street, as seen from the floodwall.

From the floodwall, this is the endangered Dodd Drive.

Looking up Clay Street from the levee. Dayton High School is the prison-like building on the right. KY 8 uses Clay Street for 2 blocks, which is the stretch with the painted stripe that you can see a couple blocks into the distance.

I bet criminals are laughing at this sign that adorns a city park, because they know they can just take their activity somewhere else in town. I figure though that if surveillance cameras watch what I do as a law-abiding citizen, I'm going to be just as vigilant in watching what surveillance cameras do. Still another sign bans bikes and many other things in this park. Man, Dayton nowadays sure does have lots of Allowed Clouds for a nonsuburban city, doesn't it? (Am I the only person who used to think "notice" was pronounced "not-oyz", and that "notice" was actually spelled "nodess"? I'm not???)

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