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Old 10-11-2010, 06:33 PM   #12
Greg P
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Originally Posted by Andrew Blaszczyk (2) View Post
After 'walking' around the area on Google Street View, the location looks to be okay (basketball court is in nice shape [probably new] and the buildings aren't boarded up). I am wondering where you are parked while waiting though. I'm sure you can park by the court and walk to the crossing with no problems. Also remember that people are also suspicious of you and want to keep neighborhoods safe especially if there have been past problems.

Curious question: have you ever explored shooting off the South Monroe St. bridge? I know there's a chain link fence but if you shoot wide and crop it can work through some fences. The elevation would definitely help shooting the skyline.
No I haven't I will check that out. Thanks I"m always looking for new spots.

The basketball court isn't bad, but I have seen some shady people there.

If you put "39.265387,-76.644139" into google maps, and then you'll see two silver cars parked on the left side of the street, thats were I park. Hollins Ferry is no stopping any time in that area.

I know the area has its share of issues, and I understand them being suspecious, which is why I wanted to reach out to them and explain what I"m doing and what railfanning is and how railfans actually improve neighborhood security rather than hurt it.
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