Thursday, September 9, 2010

Philosopher's Walk

This scenic footpath, Philosopher's Walk, starts on Bloor St between the Royal Conservatory of Music ( see yesterday's post) and the Royal Ontario Museum and continues down through the U of Toronto campus. It runs along the ravine landscape created by Taddle Creek which now runs underground since being buried in the 1800s and offers a very tranquil escape from the downtown traffic especially when you can hear music coming from the Conservatory studios and from the Faculty of Music building along the path. In recent years there has been a lot of new tree planting to replace some of the older trees which are reaching the end of their life span so the walk will continue as a green oasis for many years.


Steve Harris said...

Nice shot! With all those trees, I'll bet it's beautiful in the Fall as well. I'm definitely going to have to check that out sometime. Are there any places to sit? Looks like a great place to eat a little lunch, while listening to some interesting music.

Linda said...

That must be such a lovely walk under the trees, with snatches of music drifting out of the buildings.

RedPat said...

Steve : there are lots of benches and there is even a small stone amphitheatre that has been constructed down by the Music Faculty building.