Something I learned a long time ago is that adventures aren't always about nature. Nature has become one of the main things I focus on here on The Everyday Adventurer, but I will go anywhere I find something interesting. That's why my subject today will be a little different than usual.
The factory in these pictures is an interesting mystery to me. The mystery lies in the fact that I've never been inside it. I often tell other people that their job is interesting to me. They say that it's boring. It is boring to them because they know it well, but I see it as something completely new to me. Besides, I don't want to do their job, I just want to watch.
If you look closely at the factory smokestacks you'll see ladders and walkways all over them. There are also platforms where you can stand, on each one of them. Wouldn't it be an interesting experience to be able to stand on one of these platforms and look out at the town?
The platform on the middle tower looks especially cool to me. It has a roof on it, which gives it an extra special feature to explore. I think I could stand up there all day. Just think of the wind blowing around while you are standing high up there.
There are also enclosed walkways all over the factory. You can see them running along the outside of the building, almost as if they were an afterthought. It would be like walking through a tunnel if you were to be in there. Wouldn't it be fun to explore a long tunnel?
There is also something that seems very strange and out of place about these pictures, that creates a whole new mystery. If you look at the bottom of the photos you can see that there is a playground and a picnic area down there.
A factory can seem almost offensive to some nature lovers, but a nice little park isn't a bad thing at all. Both together seem like a strange combination, don't they? Why would they do this? Is there any rational reason for them both to be in this place? What do they have in common?
That is a mystery that I can solve for everyone right now. What they have in common is that the Detroit River is just to the right of these pictures. I won't show it today, but you can follow the link in the last sentence if you want to see it.
The river serves two purposes. For the factory, it enables easy transportation for the product they work with there. For the park, the river adds to the enjoyment for everyone who is there. What could be better than to have a nice picnic, and get to look out at a wide river while you're there?
On a side note, check out the new related posts widget I found. I'm testing it for now, but I like it so far. It seems to guess pretty well, and it's easier than what I was doing before. It also seems to change when you refresh the page. Let me know what you think about it.