A few photos from the riverfront just north of downtown Omaha taken during a recent trip to my hometown. Most are taken of (see above) or from (see below) the Bob Kerry Pedestrian Bridge over the Missouri River, connecting Omaha and Council Bluffs, Iowa. The first shot, below, is a view from the bridge toward downtown Omaha, the National Park Service Regional Building, and TD Ameritrade baseball stadium. The next is a shot through Cottonwood trees on the river bank, looking toward downtown and the Monument to Labor sculpture at Lewis & Clark Landing.
Here are a couple of photos of the Monument to Labor Memorial sculpture, which is the second largest labor memorial in the country. The Memorial also includes a long “Labor Walk” along the riverfront with plaques commemorating all Omaha local unions. The second shot is from 2011, when the Missouri River flooded to historic levels, slowly drowning and putting much of the Labor Memorial underwater (quite the metaphor for labor struggling to keep its head above water in the United States).
Finally, here’s a shot of the Passageway in Omaha’s Old Market (an iconic Old Market shot):