Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Jeddy bunny looging for a curbe?

Utah’s own Spiral JettyRobert Smithson built it back in 1970, when The Great Salt Lake was at a low level, so it has spent about half it’s time submerged under water, depending on the lake level.

The Great Salt Lake has no outlet, it only loses water to evaporation, which is why it is so salty.  That also means that it’s level is highly dependent on the weather.  In the early 80’s they had to rebuild I-80 several times because the lake kept rising and covering it.

Here was a smaller rendition of it, or maybe some other form, that was made of rocks on the shore above the Jetty.

The Jetty is up on the north shore of the Great Salt Lake, just a few miles down a dirt road from Promontory Point, where the eastern railroad was first connected to the western railroads.  Writer and I went to see the reenactment there first, before venturing out to the Jetty.  There’s a lot of curves on a locomotive.

9 comments:

Lisa Shafer said...

Duh! Of course!
And I didn't even think of these!
Excellent.

Max Sartin said...

When I saw this week's theme I was a little nervous clicking on the link to your pictures. Alas, no problem. The picture you picked is pretty cool, and it left this for me. :) :) (double good)

Alexia said...

Now that's really different! and very cool - is it a working jetty? has it ever been used for that purpose?

Karen S. said...

What an amazing sight! I am almost envious of such beauty sitting out there...waiting to be captured....so much to see in our world. I think your last photo is from a place Writer has posted about before.....I just know it must have been a pretty exciting visit!

Karen S. said...

In my haste I forgot to mention what a cool title you put on this post!

Bob Scotney said...

All we need now is a double helix. Impressed by that spiral.

Max Sartin said...

Alexia - No, it's merely ornamental.
Karen - Thanks, I'm kinda proud of that title.

Alexia said...

Okay, so I'm feeling stupid here - can you please explain the title?
:(

Max Sartin said...

I was afraid ti would be somewhat obscure. It's supposed to sound like someone with a head cold asking "Anybody looking for a curve", blending the Jetty and Curve into one sentence.