Thursday, August 12, 2010

another West Corydon Street walk

Top photo  --  2006.  Other photo  --  2010.

After leaving a 'load' of recyclable grocery bags at TOPS Market collection container, and picking up  broken brown beer bottle glass beside the telephone company premises addressed East Corydon Street, a walk along West Corydon Street from South Avenue area gave views upward toward stony trail extending to dirt roads above homes addressed along the hillside.  Tuna Street, which extends directly up/downslope from West Corydon Street in Bradford PA, has a number of obvious potholes in the eroded asphalt that has covered the red brick remaining beneath.  Shown above is former walkway with metal railing that yet extends along the south side of the upslope streetside environs, now blocked with overgrown foliage continuing until the present time.  Also shown is flaked rock alongside stony trail, approaching Tuna Avenue from South Avenue.

The walk to Dorothy Lane alongside West Corydon Street proceeded beside north-side guardrails, and passing vehicular drivers were nice enough to straddle the painted lane marker without grazing me, since the hillside is directly downslope from the guardrails without so much as a mousie path.  A gated and level section of land on the north side of West Corydon Street might eventually be appropriated to hold a children's playground for local residents and inhabitants.  Concrete steps lead to now-empty lot.

Dorothy Lane passes through the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Campus installation, and one of the Tuna Valley Trails in the region crosses over the Lane; the Lane extends to West Washington Street and a fairly short walk past the three city cemeteries to return to Bradford city environs.  Shown below is creek below West Corydon Street.

One recently-alive skunk was found slain alongside the eastbound traffic lane beside West Washington Street not far from one of the cemeteries, the muscles of one hind leg completely exposed with furry skin split and internal organs exposed; the fly-infested creature was removed from the asphalt roadway with a plastic bread bag and carried to telephone pole at Wagner Avenue intersection.  Skunks naturally burrow and breed along and within the banks of  Bennett Brook and other locale waterstreams.  The remains of a small feathery bird were also seen near Gates Hollow Road along with a mottle-pattern snakeskin.  Another dead skunk was seen also along south side West Washington Street across from the Jewish cemetery at the 'city line', also with flesh exposed.

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