I spent time every night finding interesting scenic overlooks from the bluffs,
but there is a healthy forest of green trees in many places.
The shade is nice, but the views can be limited.
And there's so many trees that there isn't much space to send a kite up to get a view above the tree tops.
Someone found a nice view long ago. This looks like the home of a river boat captain.
Roof top viewing room.
Signal cannon on the lawn.
Villa Street, on the edge of the bluff.
Put that street into a GPS to find Cleveland Park.
It's at the west end of the street.
Cleveland Park is a half acre on the edge of the bluff,
and its the best view I found of the south side of the city.
This is a pole camera picture. The hill side is steep and this was a way to show the park and the view beyond.
There's a little playground and small deck. No other facilities.
Panoramic view of downtown. The US highway 20 bridge is on the right / south.
|View to the right / south.|
|a larger view of that panoramic, scroll right. The railroad yard and highway 151 are near the Mississippi River.|
The panoramic was possible from the pole camera, 22 feet above the tree tops.
From the ground, some places are blocked by tree tops.
I could have spent more time making a better panoramic,
but that was good enough for the day to know what's possible.
|The railroad drawbridge|
|BNSF trains on the east side. It seemed like there was one every 20 minutes. Can hear them blow horns.|
BNSF along the east end of the railroad drawbridge.
(the tunnel portal is hidden to the right.)
|Squint and see an orange BNSF loco coming out from under US 20|
|US highway 20 bridge. And it has a sidewalk on the south side, if you want to walk across the Mississippi River.|
A train came down the hill from the west, and I was surprised to see two Norfolk engines on it.
They had lots of 3-bay gray hoppers.
Link back to my index page, Bruce's RailRoad Pictures
my best index page is on the TrainWeb site, as of January 2011.
This page was wrote in June and July, 2013.