My friend Mark and I walked through Freedom Park in Rosslyn, Virginia the other day. He's been to New York's High Line, and made an astute comparison.
Enjoy the unexpected beauty of an urban walk in these photos.
|The Lynn Street arch is an |
unassuming entrance to Freedom Park.
|Within a few steps, lush yellows and greens provide a |
welcome contrast to concrete and gritty
red brick buildings.
|About 1/4 of the way up to the top.|
|Coreopsis softens a concrete wall and|
|Who doesn't love black-eyed Susans?|
|More Susans on the other side of the walkway, just in front of|
grasses standing guard.
|Groundcover roses, with a|
grass cowlick sticking up behind.
|Up, up, up.|
|Taking a lunchtime break in the shade.|
|Japanese Forest Grass.|
|At the top.|
|Bocce ball, umbrellas, and benches at the top.|
|Starting down the other side. The Artisphere sphere is a remnant of the old Newseum.|
|Continuing on down the hill. The ubiquitous but always welcome impatiens add a punch of color.|
|Benches in the shade of crape myrtles provide a nice lunchtime seat.|
|The Artisphere globe, reflected in an office building,|
punctuated by a crape myrtle to the right.