Day 204

The Canal canal

July 21st, 2012

This fountain, located just off Canal Street, is meant to evoke the eponymous canal that was built in the early 1800s to drain the once-vital Collect Pond, which, until befouled by the 18th-century industries that sprung up around it, had long been one of the city's most important sources of fresh water.

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  1. Anna One says:

    Isn’t it amazing that so many urban raised concrete ledges now are built with those steel? L-bracket things to prevent skateboarders from wearing them down…

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