Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Walking in Nemo

 The day after Nemo sort of hit our little city, I went on a walk with my friend Amanda to the park near our house to take a look at the snow. There were fewer photo opportunities than I had hoped for, but it was quite the workout climbing the hills of Prospect Park. 

 Except for a family with a few kids sledding down the hill near the entrance, the park was empty. We walked through the snow to the two overlooks in Prospect Park.

 The first overlook faces south. You can see the Albany skyline from here as well as South Troy. I didn't get a good picture of the skyline, but this photo above makes South Troy look like a quaint little town.

 The other overlook faces west and has views of Downtown Troy, and across the Hudson river. The bridge in the left side of the photo is the Congress Street Bridge that connects Downtown Troy to Watervliet. 

 We looped back around to the abandoned pool and tennis court area of the park and came across these unshoveled, unscaled stairs.

Walking through the park made me realize that I don't visit it enough and need to make more of an effort to take advantage of this place more often. It really is a hidden gem of our little city.

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