Since I suffered a bad fall last spring, I have been trying to gradually get back to my former walking strength. I’m not there yet, but I’m making good progress. I am up to about two miles (3.2 km) now before I need a rest.
This week my walks took me to Borden Park in Edmonton and around my neighbourhood of Parkdale. We have had some snow which melted this week, but we are due for some more later today. Here are some images that caught my eye. The first one is of what is probably the world’s most splendid public washrooms building.
Beautiful colours. And so clean and peaceful.
We have had a very short fall season this year, but I wanted to catch some of the colours, and I always enjoy the quiet of Borden Park.
When I lived in the UK I used to go for bike rides or walk the dog in a place called Duke’s Drive: a woodland area close to home. It too was beautiful and often quiet.
These days, one would be somewhat foolhardy to go for similar walks in such a place over here. Asking for trouble.
I am very thankful that I feel quite safe most of the time as I walk about. As in any city, there are always some bad apples, but so far I have not felt threatened.
Consider that a true blessing!
I have no probs walking around my suburb – I walk/jog many times.
But solo in a park? Doubt I would do that, even with the dogs at hand.
It really is a blessing. Thank you for reminding me of something I take for granted.
Aah …. we all take certain things for granted. In fact, we should be able to take such things for granted!
Beautiful pics! Is the washroom as lovely on the inside?
And, walking two miles is great progress; congrats!
Inside that building is a circular hallway that goes all the way round and the light from the glass walls is very pleasing. The washrooms themselves are very ordinary by comparison!
That’s an interesting contrast.
We also had snow in Minnesota before a proper fall this year, but your public sculptures are WAY better than ours. 🙂 Great photos!
I am a big fan of public art in all its forms. Some I just don’t “get” but others I come back to time and again. I’m glad you enjoyed these photos.
Wonderful photos and images and so glad to hear of your physical progress!
Thanks, Sally. Yes, I’m doing quite well, all things considered.
Autumn colorsare lovely!
This year’s autumn was so short I almost missed it!
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