Graffitic Species – Splendid Decay Along The Onondaga Creekwalk, 4 April 2015

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I moved to downtown Syracuse in 2005 but, despite having been a part of astronomical events with the Syracuse Astronomical Society and CNY Observers at select locations on it, only ever discovered the joy of a Creekwalk excursion after seeing a few people in the distance from outside the Franklin Square Freedom Of Espresso in 2012. Among the highlights of waking from end to end was the ever-present and changing graffiti on building sides and underpasses. This page and another from 15 November 2014 mark the two times I had a good camera with me and saw enough to wanted to capture.

Photographs were taken during a 4 April 2015 excursion along the Onondaga Creekwalk, starting at The Sound Garden (first pic) and following all the way along to the Inner Harbor. There was some significant rain/thaw that late winter/early spring, making for some unusually high waters.

In searching for some local articles concerning the flooding/high water situation this fine April afternoon, I came across a wonderful recent post by Sergey Kadinsky about "Onondaga Creek, Syracuse" on his Hidden Waters Blog. Excellent summary.

Image above downloaded from