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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Trolley Tracks and River Walk

July 6, 2010

The Riverfront Trolley and the River Walk share the same trestle along the river's edge, seen here from the 4th floor of the Holiday Inn Express. This view is looking east, upriver toward warehouses and piling fields from former buildings used in the fishing and fish cannery busineses. An anonymous commenter identified the pilings from the post a few days ago facing west. Maybe we'll be fortunate again today. You can reach the main part of town by walking east along the trestle. The two rectangular bays along the tracks are so people can get out of the way of the trolleys. They move slowly, clang their bells, and watch for pedestrians and people on bikes. One of these sunny days, I think I'll take the ride with camera in hand. For $1.00, what a deal. I think you can still get an all-day ticket for $2.00.

Does anyone know what the two poles are that sick up higher than the pilings?
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6 comments:

Jacob said...

I know you've featured the Riverfront Trolley and River Walk previously, but this is a new and very unique take. Love the perspective and the way the eye is drawn across and out through the photo!

Jacob said...

Hi Sheryl!

Re your comment on Florida Fotos: Of course ice cream counts as healthy food...but only if it's chocolate! ;-)

VP said...

I agree with Jacob, this is a very interesting angle and a great view.

cieldequimper said...

The gents have already said it all about the photo, what I like is the idea of pedestrians sharing the tracks with the trolley and having passing places! That's extraordinarily great!

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

Think I'd love a trolley-ride!

Clytie said...

Cool! Another thing to put on my 'must-do when in Astoria' list!

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