For Sparky and myself, curiosity drives passion which in turn fuels our life's engine. Our passion was capturing the story of both unbuilding the Grace (1929 - 2007) and Pearman (1966 - 2007) Bridges and discovering the unbuilders. It takes a lot of passion to track a project from July 2005 until April 2007 - rain, shine, hurricanes or moving to Singapore. We discovered the joy of discovery learning. Ken Canty opened the front door for us - then Steve Testa, Ponch Billingsley and Mickey Rogers opened many side doors. Below are the highlights of what we discovered, who we met and what we learned.
And a reminder from T.S. Eliot (East Coker from the Four Quartets)
Home is where one starts from. As we grow older The world becomes stranger, the pattern more complicated Of dead and living. Not the intense moment Isolated, with no before and after, But a lifetime burning in every moment And not the lifetime of one man only But of old stones that cannot be deciphered.
Walking back from the Sea Breeze Marina - I happened upon the rebuilding between Meeting St and East Bay. So I stopped, took a few reference photos and here is the story.
At the east end of Lee St - where the Grace off ramp used to roller-coaster you
At America St - from a distance
Looking closer, new storm pipes are being installed
Looking down Lee St - all rebuilding this neighborhood
More storm lines
At Nassau St - more rebuilding
and just a few steps south - more rebuilding
And from Meeting St. more rebuilding. Its everywhere and this neighborhood is going to escape the hidded village buried under the old Grace and Pearman access ramps
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C. Frank Starmer