The small city of Vernal, Utah is in the far northeastern corner of the state. It is a short distance from two impressive, albeit very different, landmarks.
First is Dinosaur National Monument. While the entire park contains archaeological sites, as well as impressive canyons and rivers, it’s fame is due to the ‘Quarry’, an excavated wall with over 1500 dinosaur bones dating from 149 million years ago.
While some complete dinosaurs were removed and shipped to the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh, the wall retains the ‘scraps’
This important wall is preserved in an enclosed space.
While most are fragments, washed upon a long ago sea, one is nearly whole.
The remainder are scattered about.
Just north of town, at the Wyoming border, is Flaming Gorge. This reservoir is a result of the damming of the Green River at the Flaming Gorge Dam, towering 500′ high.
The resulting reservoir is immense, covering 3.8 million acre feet of water.
The Flaming Gorge comes from it’s location (among others) in Red Canyon, with it’s vertical walls accenting the water.
Part 2 of the Drone Views of Central focus more on structures.
Up first is the Perkins Observatory near the city of Delaware, Ohio. Completed in the 1920s it once had the 3rd largest telescope in the world, but they discovered Ohio’s cloudy weather, and light pollution from Columbus made it impractical.
The Delaware tour continues with the football stadium for the small college called Ohio Wesleyan. It too dates from the 1920s – with the claim to fame that all 9000 seats are between the 15 yard lines.
The Delaware County Fairgrounds is home to one of the largest harness races in the country with the Little Brown Jug. The race will occur this year, without spectators.
Somewhat of a continuation of the posting from earlier this year of Columbus Sports Venues is this birds eye view of a few of them, starting with the vacant and partially torn down former Cooper baseball stadium.
From above it is easy to see the outline of the field. The stands continued around the first base side – but were torn down years ago.
Not far away is the new stadium, Huntington Park.
The Ohio State Fairgrounds is home to Mapre Stadium – the Columbus Crew soccer stadium.
The new stadium is under construction just down the street from Huntington Park.
All over town you see ‘brown field in fills’, taking either vacant in town property or tearing down existing structures to build new apartments and condos.
Another brown field redevelopment near Grandview Heights.
Even suburban Dublin, Ohio has gotten into this, with this large new area called Bridge Park replacing a car dealership and shopping center.
A park in Dublin is home to Chief Leatherlips, who was a renown leader of the local Wyandot. This interesting sculpture of him goes down the side of a hill.
O’Saughnessy Dam and Bridge – This is one of my favorite of the recent drone photos.
In this part of Ohio we grow plastic houses in our fields.
The confluence of the Scioto and Olentangy Rivers. Clearly low water season.
From Bicentennial Park. The building on the left of the river is Center of Science and Industry (AKA – COSI).
The drone does provide some nice views of the bridges and buildings.
German Village is one of the most interesting neighborhoods in town – but tough to shoot with the drone because of all of the trees.
I will recreate later in fall after the leaves drop.
We end up in suburbia – with the distant view of the skyline of downtown along the horizon.