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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Westsong Walkway

Now that winter has descended on us and my e-bike just died, I think I will accept hibernation and dig out a few chestnuts I saved from this summer's rambles. This is another shot of the Westsong Walkway. It's not the sidewalk in the foreground but the curving pathway down there on the left. It's a lovely walking pathway (no cycling allowed, alas) that winds its way along the shoreline from the Johnson Street Bridge all the way to the West Bay Marina in Esquimalt. (My e-bike dealers have assured me that my e-bike will be well soon, and that its problem is covered by warranty.)

11 comments:

Hilda said...

Marvelous view! And getting the red fire hydrant in the picture was a touch of genius. Made me smile too.

What's an e-bike?

USelaine said...

Hilda, I think an e-bike is like e-mail. It only exists as an organized collection of particles on the computer. I think you need one of those gaming consoles to ride it. Funny that he thinks he needs it to take pictures, but whatever.

Saretta said...

Your photo made me smile, it's so lovely! And the red fire hydrant in the center is the cherry on the cake!

Kate said...

Love the composition of the photo, and the view is really great...quite stunning.

Philip said...

Great shot I also too love the fire hydrant in the middle

Virginia said...

My eyes are riveted on the red fire hydrant. Love it! What the heck is an ebike and do they run walkers off the internet?

nobu said...

That hydrant is impresive.
I like the skyline in distance.

Blognote said...

Great shot!! My best wishes for your bike, hoping that you both will get together soon!!

babooshka said...

That horizon is spot on, and the lilting branches reaaly soften the and frame the shot. Marvellous.

Benjamin Madison said...

Hilda, don't listen to Elaine. An e-bike is an electric bicycle - the realistic answer to humanity's commuting needs. Environmentally harmless, comfortable, inexpensive. As an aid to photography, it is sublime: see something worth photographing? Get off and do it. No need to search endlessly for parking space and money for the meter, etc etc.

Others, thank you for your comments. As usual, my initial feelings about a photo were wrong - I thought, oh, not a bad photo except for that d### fire hydrant. But the more I looked at the photo the more I liked the fire hydrant. I toyed with the idea of titling the post "A Dog's Dream of Paradise" but as you can see, I have some sense of restraint.

Steffe said...

Love this. Nice framing with the tree and a great view.