Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Beltline

The Kay Gardiner Beltline Park is a 4.5 km long linear park that runs through the middle of the city following the route of a railway line that ran there from the 1890s until the 1960s. It is a really popular hiking, biking and running trail especially in the summer since it is well-shaded and so treed that in parts of it you can forget that you are in the city. This pic was taken along the part of the trail which runs along the  northern edge of the Mount Pleasant Cemetery and as you can see, it is not cleared of snow or ice at all so it can be a challenging route in winter!

18 comments:

Michael Rowland said...

Let's go for a winter walk and take photos for our blogs!

LĂșcia said...

What a beautiful winter day! This photo is so colourful that it doesn't look too cold! ;-)

Halcyon said...

It looks pretty with the snow! But you have to be careful not to slip and fall there in the winter. :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Looks so nice though Sharon. I'm visualizing this scene in summer with the avenue of trees and lots of walkers and joggers along this route, won't be long before you're showing us that scene!

nyloncamera said...

cool capture!

Lowell said...

But what a wonderful addition to your fine city! I can imagine how nice this is in the summer. You just have to be a little more careful in the winter so you slip and fall on your ...!

Deb said...

Always enjoy walking (not jogging!) along old railway routes. Nice tree shadows.

Sharon said...

I see there is one hardy soul out there taking the walk.

Jack said...

You are lucky to have such a fine urban hiking and biking trail. It looks good in the snow.

Randy said...

Nice shadows.

Madge Bloom said...

Love the light and shadow...

llandudnopictures said...

That's a great idea, old railway lines are perfect for things like this. So straight, flat and really l o n g!

Andy said...

I wonder if there will come a day when they will be sorry they gave up these rail right of ways? At least they are still serving a useful purpose.

JM said...

Lovely tree shadows!

Birdman said...

Looks like a fine place for a winter stroll. The sun helps!

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

What a gorgeous shot.

sometimesthatsallyouget said...

What a beautiful scene!

William Kendall said...

Lovely spot, particularly in the winter!