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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Boards and rails

The River Walk has been extended east and west of the main part of town in the last couple of years, and is a favorite place for locals and visitors to enjoy the river. You can see the rails of the waterfront trolley, and of course, the Astoria-Megler bridge. To the right are more pilings, as shown in the last few posts, although these are at the west end of town, and the ones I showed previously are located downtown. The walk goes under the bridge and continues along the West Mooring Basin and the boat yards. Visitors who come by cruise ship can walk this way into town if they prefer walking to taking the buses provided. The River walk consists of different types of paving in different places. Here we see the boards that bridge the river. In other places the walk is paved or includes concrete sidewalks. I can remember not long ago when there was no boardwalk on the far west end of the walk, and you traversed the water by walking on the ties of the tracks.

7 comments:

Don and Krise said...

This is really neat. I like the photo, and I like the boardwalk. I'll bet some days it's pretty busy there.

Vogon Poet said...

Those words about visitors from cruise ships sound familiar here, but we don't have anything near this wonderful boardwalk.

cieldequimper said...

The photo is a work of art!

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Excellent picture! The backlit is charming.

Jacob said...

Aw, this is such a great photo, Sheryl! So well composed, it breathes...and carries the viewer all the way to the end.

What a beautiful place, too. The more I see of your city, the more impressed I am and can certainly understand why you decided to locate there!

flyingstars said...

lovely shot...looks beautiful!

AB said...

I like the subdued colours in this photo.

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