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Wordless Wednesday: CornCob Perspective

May 24, 2017

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16 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: CornCob Perspective

  1. John says:

    Very cool looking, must have been built in the sixties?

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Hi John! I took this photo from the architectural boat tour! I leaned back and pointed!! Yes, the two “Corncob” Buildings were built in 1964: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marina_City Cher xo

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      1. John says:

        Cripe, I was 4 years young then!

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      2. seaangel4444 says:

        A little baybah!!! 😉

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      3. John says:

        Who lived in Flint, Michigan at that time which is my birth city… Be it a lost cause today…

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      4. seaangel4444 says:

        Ah, poor Flint 😦

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      5. John says:

        Yeah. My folks lived there in the fifties, they say it was beautiful. Today, most of the city is a miniature Detroit, worthy of the bulldozer. A bit extreme a statement but I remember the city as a very young man and it bothers me what has happened. Occasionally, I wonder what it’d be like to move back to Michigan but the usual result is nah, It’s too beautiful in Las Vegas for so many reasons.

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      6. seaangel4444 says:

        I’ve seen picture of Flint from years ago and what it looks like in the present. It’s such a shame. I understand what you mean, John. Las Vegas is your city but Michigan is your home! Cher xo

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      7. John says:

        That’s what sometimes makes it difficult to want to move back up there. The climate is yucky, everything looks really dirty as compared to Vegas, including the cars, roads, houses… The now Ex wife even noticed this as she grew up in Anaheim, CA. Most of Las Vegas is beautifully groomed, including along and in the margins between road lanes, homes, businesses… The Wind Storms and smog are about the dirtiest thing here and it’s great that my truck stays clean for a week or more except for a very light layer of dust.

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      8. seaangel4444 says:

        I’d say that is a glowing report to stay in Vegas, John!! As for the dirt, etc. I know exactly what you mean!!!

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      9. John says:

        Thanks for the opinion Cher, I really do appreciate your comment. Oh, we have no bugs here except the stray tiny flies of some kind – leave the door open…

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      10. seaangel4444 says:

        Well it sounds as if there are a lot more pluses for staying in Vegas (at least, for now). You are saving on snow shovels, bug spray, car washes, and gee, what else? *LOL*

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  2. Love this architecture. Great angle, Cher.

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Well hello there, dear Carol! It is so nice to see you! Why thank you! I looked rather silly almost bending over backwards on a moving boat! *LOL* Cher xo

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  3. donedreaming says:

    Hi Cher, is this the building where you can see the car park up in the air? I remember coming to Chicago and seeing a similar building and couldn’t believe it was a multi-story car park. It looked as though one slip on the pedal and you would have driven off the edge!!

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Hi Deb, oh yes, this is the place! There are two towers called, “Marina Towers”, or “Marina City”. They car park is only accessible via valet service. Each time a resident wants their car, a valet gets it for them. The valet ‘backs into’ the space where there are guard wires in place (so as not to do exactly what you mentioned!) *LOL* There have been movies filmed there where a car drives off the ledge and into the Chicago River below. Here is a post I wrote a few years ago about the buildings: http://wp.me/p4doQv-bq Thank you, Deb! Cher xo

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