Another smoking spot. They exist outside all sorts of establishments and businesses.
Hard to imagine that the City of Thunder Bay is allowing the owner of a north downtown core parking lot to use this as the entrance.
The actual entrance is down Pearl Street. Its blocked by concrete barriers. All that is required is that a couple of barriers be removed. Place one of the barriers across the spot that vehicles are using right now.
These vehicles are driving into this parking lot via the intersection. This is dangerous and highly illegal. The visibility is almost non-existent.
Obligatory shopping cart photo.
Hmmm…reasonably clean….for the Urban Lounge.
Still lots of caps laying around.
Lots of graffiti all over the place. Really crappy graffiti. Lazy.
The Urban Lounge (pedestrian overpass) drip lines.
Closed for the season. Might open again as a fountain in early June. Later on in June, children will be allowed to wade around in the fountain. The City of Thunder Bay calls this a “splash pad”.
This stuff has managed to remain on the fence. I thought for sure that one of Canada’s future leaders living here in Thunder Bay would have ripped them off of the fence long ago.
Looks like one of the trees that were mistakenly installed around the fountain has been hit by a piece of equipment. I wonder if the tree will now be cut down? Two trees have already been cut down. Maybe that is the plan to get rid of the trees. Hit them with machinery.
You see, the trees drop leaves in the fall, just when the work crews are trying to install the ice surface.
Barriers. Is this the leased lot land #3 that is being leased to the private developer? Is the developer ever going to build something on that land? Is the developer paying the city for that land right now?
Work continuing outside the hotel
The tug MV Cape Valour
The USCGC Alder
An interesting phenomenon over the Giant
Pavement cracks in the Marina Park street paved last year.
The new parking lot crack.
One of the useless concrete sidewalk that crosses the new parking lot built at the south end of Marina Park. Looks like the pavement has sunk along one side.
The pavement and concrete surfaces should be flush with no gap. This is the opposite side of the same useless sidewalk. See the difference?
The other useless sidewalk..flush with no gap. Obviously, something has happened.
The Water Street sidewalk.
Notice the water is not going into the catchbasin? Its running under the sidewalk and going who knows where.
I see this phenomenon on many recently completed road projects. A large gap between the concrete gutter and pavement edge. That gap was not there immediately after construction. Something has happened. The gap provides an easy route for water to get under that asphalt. That is not good. Water is the enemy of concrete and asphalt.
How are the snow sculptures doing? We did get some snow.
Not much left of the Star Wars droids
The things holding Gord Downie’s hat and head together. Amazing just how many of those there are.