Thursday, March 6, 2014
In class we have been discussing the notion that one can find some aesthetic appreciation in even such things as manmade objects. For me, this is quite applicable when speaking of a location in my hometown dubbed The Locks. This location is very interesting in the sense that the main "attraction" is indeed manmade. It is located at the point of two rivers and is engulfed by several locks. A lock is a device for raising and lowering boats between stretches of water of different levels on river. It is indeed an exceptional invention, and provides for an awesome hangout spot! Throughout the year, many people can be observed at the Locks fishing, sunbathing, stargazing, and even swimming at times. The locks themselves even curiously provide a manmade waterfall of some sorts. It is an incredible location that has given me many memories full of laughs and smiles.