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Innocence: An Ante-diluvian Triple Underpass

 
 
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Posted 11/01/2014   5:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add ikeyPikey to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Once upon a kinder, gentler time, this triple underpass was nothing more than a municipal curiosity.





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Posted 11/01/2014   6:19 pm  Show Profile Check CanadaStamp's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add CanadaStamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Those were the days. There was a left, right and centre.
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Posted 11/01/2014   6:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Partime to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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There was a left, right and centre.


Careful examination also shows a smaller Far Left and a smaller Far Right, mostly hidden from view. Those were indeed the Good Old Days!
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Posted 11/01/2014   8:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Consider the modern photograph of that triple underpass. It doesn't look that different today except for the modern signage and the removal of those stone or concrete markers in the median strips:



Of course, you know this is the infamous Dealey Plaza, the place where JFK was assassinated.
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Posted 11/02/2014   10:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Q/ Anybody remember the last time that wt1 got caught with his pants down? Even a little?

The photo is from east-to-west, and the postcard is from west-to-east.

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Current view to match postcard (from Google Maps). A few more buildings in the background.

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Posted 11/02/2014   11:03 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I've never been to Dallas so I couldn't tell for sure what the overpass direction was in comparing the postcard to the photograph.

Nonetheless, referring to the most recently posted Google maps image of the overpass, it looks like something was rubbed out on the left and center overpass. Could it be signage? It appears the far right underpass has the word "COMMERCE" (?) above it, though.

In any event, all of the images suggest that the area sees little traffic, which is doubtful, so I suspect somebody took these pictures very early in the morning or on a holiday, before traffic got into full swing.
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... it looks like something was rubbed out on the left and center overpass.


I believe that Google Maps has some sort of algorithm to automatically block key words from their database. I'm sure it was blocked accidentally, but the idea would be to block offensive graffiti messages.

Also, I'm positive that they attempt to do their filming at low traffic times of day. I don't think you'll get a clear shot of the 405 in California at ANY time of the day/year/century.
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Posted 11/02/2014   11:38 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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... something was rubbed out on the left and center overpass ...


The underpasses are labeled by the names of the streets they lead to: Elm, Main, Commerce.

The postcard's image was also 'cleaned-up' ... those names have been there, like, forever.

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Posted 11/19/2018   5:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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It turns-out that London also has a Triple Underpass!

Who knew?

"American troops in London's great Victory Parade passing through the Admiralty Arch." 19190817.

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