Sunday, October 31, 2010

Following the Lagoon

At a certain point I turned around and followed the edge of the lagoon to the left. For a while I had explored an outer path of the park. This time I was following the lagoon path.

Lagoon Near Carrollton Avenue

From the intersection of City Park Avenue and N. Carrollton Avenue, I turned left along N. Carrollton Avenue. The lagoon is much closer to the street at this point. The sidewalk continues and then follows the other side of the lagoon. It’s a pretty area.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

La Plantation Allard

After passing some train tracks, I found myself at the intersection of North Carrollton Avenue and City Park Avenue. A plaque explains that the park was once part of a plantation. The photo, below, shows the French side. I’ll post the English side of the plaque next time.

A Line of Pine Trees

Entering a clearing I stood in front of a line of tall pine trees. They were placed on both sides of the walkway. Strolling through the line of them made me feel as if I were traveling pasta tall gate. One past them, I enjoyed seeing more oak trees.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Heavy Branches

Some of the oaks, I passed, had poles supporting heavy branches. Other oaks had branches that rested on the ground. Judging from the large trunks, several of the oaks were quite old.

American Legion Memorial

Venturing away from the path, I took some photos of an American Legion Memorial. It was difficult to photograph in the shade. Someone had vandalized it with green paint.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Oaks and Bright Sun

The path curved between clusters of large oak trees. I left the path to photograph several of them. By this point in the afternoon the sun
shown brightly.