Fake Creek of the Week #2
August 12, 2011 § 9 Comments
Today’s Fake Creek of the Week brings us to the magical confluence of three canyons, whose waters led New Agers (who state this is Tongva lore) to believe the locale to be a mystical power place. And it may be that the many millionaires who live nearby agree, the rest of us lowly mortals can only acknowledge the confluence of the powerful with this place.
But we’re here to look at this fine example of fake creekery. Unlike last week’s Fake Creek, today’s celebrates water and play – a children’s water feature safely shielding kids from the natural hazards and joys of real creeks. The water? Municipally treated and imported. Dirt? None. Scary wildlife? Conveniently frozen in metal. They’re so much more pettable that way. Never fear, moms – your children won’t challenge themselves, won’t discover wildness and its attendant lessons (let’s start with adaptation vs. control), and perhaps most important of all, won’t track mud in.
It’s actually a very pleasant and clever little toddler pool – but knowing a real stream died only to be memorialized by this concrete simulacra tarnishes the shine on our magic canyon’s aura.
Do you know where this is?