Friday, September 9, 2011

The Railpath


I thought I should show you a typical view down the path as we start wandering down - the whole pathway has been planted with indigenous plants and has now been left to naturalize (I even saw a warning about poison ivy in 1 area) resulting in this great swath of greenery between the path and the factories on the left and the railway tracks on the right. This large building was originally a rubber factory but is now part storage rental and mostly artist studios. As you can see the path is great for dog-walking!

15 comments:

LĂșcia said...

I like the fact it was initially planted and now they let nature develop by itself.
Fantastic idea, the path became a nice place for a walk, and even the dogs can gave fun! ;-)

Randy said...

It really does look like a nice path with all that vegetation.

llandudnopictures said...

What a great resource for a city. That dog has spotted something interesting in the undergrowth!

Paul in Powell River said...

This seems to be the thing in most big cities, turning old track into walking paths. In like it!

Regina K said...

Looks like our paths in unmaintained areas, overgrown. I just try to stay away from places that have sticky or thorny weeds that get on my dog.

That looks like a cute little french bulldog, I think...

EG Wow said...

I like seeing all the green in the city...but I sure hope poison ivy is there!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

This is a very interesting walk you're taking us on Red, who would have thought when we came up those stairs there would be a such a great place to walk or ride. Nice one!

Woody said...

This is quite nice! I'm glad they are letting it grow natural.

Jack said...

This will be an educational walk with you.

La Principessa Errante said...

I so love seeing cities creative re-use. Now I understand your sign post so much better. What a great spot.

Linda said...

Nice to see that the old railway line is being brought back into use. Our little city is criss-crossed with old suburban railways, and they make great pedestrian/cycle paths. No poison ivy, tho!

Sharon said...

Looks like a perfect place for dog walking.

JM said...

'Left to naturalize'. Love the idea and the path already looks great.

Birdman said...

I like it when pathways like this are empty in the early AM.

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