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A Walk in the Park

Photos from the other day, sans creep. 

When you first enter the big park, a hill covered in towering pines greets you.  In the grass to the left of the wide path of concrete-made-to-look-like-stone-paving, sprout circles of stumps, waiting to welcome the weary or those who want to sit for a chat.

So much more convivial than benches. The relaxed, friendly atmosphere has a counter, though. Police barracks, fences, and security cameras line the right side of the path, making you more nervous than reassured. Why the need for such measures, you wonder.

When you crest the hill, the sparkle of sun-dazzled waves beckons you, promising that the climb back up the slope won't be too arduous, so why don't you just mosey on down.  When you tire of looking at the water,

you can have a seat, just not this one; it's taken:

But there's plenty of room by the cowherd beneath the oaks. Maybe she'll even give you that pair of mittens she's knitting.*

* I know this is a crummy photo, but to my great sadness and annoyance with myself, I am still too shy to approach people and ask if I may take their picture.  I saw her knitting but don't know if it really was mittens. I see a lot women sitting on the street who are knitting mittens, so perhaps this woman was, too.


( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 22nd, 2011 10:23 pm (UTC)
The long light in that first picture is so beautiful! And the second picture made me shiver, because the city, across the water, looks so ghostly and ominous.
Dec. 22nd, 2011 10:53 pm (UTC)
It does look ominous. And if you examine the pilings of that bizarre pier, you'll see that some of them are cracked clean through and are just being held together by the steel rebars. Brave--or unwitting--young boy...
Dec. 23rd, 2011 01:11 pm (UTC)
The second picture is haunting. A bit of cropping and you'll have a piece of art right there and then.
Dec. 23rd, 2011 08:41 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I sorely wanted to work at getting a better shot, but S was in her stroller, and there was a steep hill just in front of me. :(
Dec. 24th, 2011 12:28 am (UTC)
photoshop is your friend ;)
Jan. 3rd, 2012 06:54 pm (UTC)
I stared and stared at the second photo, trying to determine if it really was a photo. The darkness and composition, plus the diminishing detail in the distance, tempted me to believe it was a painting. It's darkly beautiful, and I like it very much.
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