Dells Pond is a 622 acre lake created in 1890 by damming the Chippewa River. The original purpose of the pond was for log storage and sorting for the many lumber mills that existed in Eau Claire at that time. Today the dam and pond provide hydro power and water for a paper mill thatContinue reading “Dells Pond”
For about 100 years or so the Chippewa River around Eau Claire was a very industrial place. When river levels get very low I like to tool along on my bike looking for the old pilings and bits of concrete and iron that give you hints at the areas past.
I live in the Putnam Heights neighborhood of Eau Claire which, I guess, you could call post WWII semi-suburbia, the lots are a little too small and the blocks are a little too square for Putnam Heights to really be “the burbs” for me. Despite living here for about 3 years now I still haven’tContinue reading “Got Lost In My Own Neighborhood”
And here’s a nice moody B&W of the Water Street bridge in Eau Claire that I took summer of 2019 and just stumbled across and did some fix up work on.
The Pablo Center is a newly created center for the preforming arts in downtown Eau Claire and is a joint project between the UW Eau Claire and a bunch of orgs in the city. And it always looks lovely at sunset.
I took this at sunset a couple weeks back and am just now getting ‘round to looking at it. I think it’s good enough for sharing. The smokestack in the back of the photo is from the campus power plant which has either been decommissioned or converted to running on natural gas. However, I’ve heardContinue reading “University Of Wisconsin- Eau Claire”
We don’t have many days until the cold hits, so I was quite happy for it to be warm and sunny today and for me to have a spare half-hour or so where I could just sit and soak up some afternoon sun. It felt wonderful.
Along with the rivers, Half Moon lake is another watery attraction in Eau Claire and with it mostly surrounded by park land and bike paths there’s great public access to it as well. Half Moon Lake is an 135, or so, acre Ox Bow of the Chippewa river with a average depth of 5 orContinue reading “Half Moon Lake”
Eau Claire is a place defined by the rivers that flow through it. Our city logo features river and the bridges that carry us over them. Our parks and recreation center around them. If you visit from out of town, it wont be very long until we take you to “the river” and treat youContinue reading “Defined by rivers”