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Door That Serves No Apparent Purpose

In the spirit of my post a few days back about staircases to nowhere, here is a door that does not appear to serve a clear purpose.

I took this picture two weeks ago.

It is late and I have a busy day tomorrow so I don’t have any metaphor to offer up as to the meaning of the door.

This door is part of the hurrricane dam that protects Downtown Providence, Rhode Island.

Here is a post I wrote about this structure back in 2008. 

Hopefully the dam will not be required to deal with Hurricane Irene as it moves up the east coast.

(Photo copyright 2011 Neil Aquino.)

August 25, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

I Shall Now Also Be Blogging At The Daily Hurricane—Texas Liberal Post #2000

This is Texas Liberal post #2000.

I sure it hope it has been worth all the time it has taken.

With post #2000, I’m glad to announce that I’ll soon also be blogging with the great crew at The Daily Hurricane.

I’ll still be writing at Texas Liberal. This will remain my main base of blogging operations.

Let me be clear—Texas Liberal is not closing up shop.

Also, I will still be posting as a featured politics reader-blogger at the Houston Chronicle online.

Above you see a picture I took two years ago of the hurricane barrier in Downtown Providence, Rhode Island.

This structure, built with government dollars in 1966, is yet another government  helps people each and every day.

Here is a story to read more about the barrier. I always enjoyed seeing the hurricane dam as a kid growing up in Providence.

Thanks for reading Texas Liberal.

August 23, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Photo Of Providence Hurricane Dam

Above is a picture of the hurricane dam in Providence, Rhode Island. It was built in 1966.

I took this picture in Providence two weeks ago.

Hurricanes flooded Downtown Providence in 1938 and 1954.

A storm surge came up from Narragansett Bay and swamped the city. 

Here is information on the great 1938 New England hurricane.

Here is information about Hurricane Carol in 1954.

Here is a story in the Providence Journal discussing how effective the dam would be if a big hurricane came today. The story tells how the barrier would work in a storm. 

Here is a Journal series on Rhode Island’s overall readiness for a hurricane. 

As a kid, I always enjoyed seeing the hurricane dam. I found viewing the dam recently to be just as fun at 40 as it was when I left Providence in 1980.

July 7, 2008 Posted by | History | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment