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Just a Walk in the Park

4 Nov

Just a Walk in the Park

This was a beautiful fall Sunday to enjoy a long (two hour) walk in Forest Park. I’ve visited there a lot lately, so I began in a different section, the eastern part which abuts Kingshighway and the Barnes-Jewish Hospital complex. There is a paved bicycle path that circles the park, and it is accompanied by a gravel path for walking. Most of the time the paths are separate but they do join from time to time, especially over bridges.

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The grasses are a lovely neutral against the backdrop of the oranges and golds of the trees.

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This eastern end of the park really reminds me of Central Park South in NYC.

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Just a lazy day fishing in the lake.

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That is Barnes-Jewish Hospital, where both of my kids were born some years ago. It was busy today. The helicopter kept coming and going.

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Our iconic planetarium.

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Burnie and I walked almost all the way to Skinker Boulevard at the west end of the park, but we pealed off the gravel path and went through Kennedy Forest where we were literally surrounded by color: right, left, front, back, up, and down.

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Here is a movable sculpture outside the new wing of the Art Museum.

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And the facade of the Art Museum with the avenue of trees.

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What could be more relaxing than enjoying the park while boating on the canals.

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Six miles we did. My pedometer passed 15,000 steps.

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6 Responses to “Just a Walk in the Park”

  1. Bob Muenchausen November 4, 2013 at 8:04 pm #

    You have developed quite a good eye for composition, Rosemarie. Very nice photos!
    Bob M.

  2. Indira November 7, 2013 at 9:23 pm #

    Your photographs are stunningly beautiful.

    • Rosemarie November 7, 2013 at 9:42 pm #

      Thank you so much. We had a spectacular fall here in St. Louis.

  3. Angeline M November 22, 2013 at 5:06 pm #

    The colors and scenes are beautiful!

    • Rosemarie November 22, 2013 at 7:11 pm #

      Thank you. If I am not mistaken. Forest Park was designed by the same person who designed Central and Prospect Parks in NYC. For many years it was shabby and not too safe. A few years some local philanthropists got the idea to spearhead a campaign to renovate the park, and the results have been stunning.

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