Friday, August 10, 2012

A Quiet Morning

The morning was gray and humid when I took these 
pictures of the west end of the Central Canal.
Looking west, the White River can be seen
beyond the street light. People were using the quiet time
to take a walk or go for their morning run.
The taped off ladder at the corner of the canal is the
site where swimmers would emerge the next morning,
completing the first leg of a triathlon.

Yep, they would use the Canal for the swimming 
portion of the competition, then transfer to their bicycles
to begin a route that would take them over the bridge to
the White River Promenade and beyond.
The bridge above, which is near the State Office
buildings and Indiana Historical Society,
must have been about the half-way mark of the
swimming competition.


dive said...

The calm before the storm!
I can't wait to see your photos of the event, Speedway (even if they're mostly of glistening, toned male bodies in tight wet lycra).

Speedway said...

There won't be any triathlon pictures, Dive. I'll have to find another to volunteer for since I missed this one. I'd gone to report to my post ... 24 hours early and couldn't return the following day. I was so frustrated and embarrassed.

Paul @ Leeds Daily Photo said...

Personally I have never seen a triathlon but here in my home city Leeds we have the 2012 Olympic gold medalist and his younger brother who took the bronze, who both live here.