Thursday, March 10, 2016

My Favorite Park

Tower Grove Park 2016-03-05 1

If you visit here you will see all kinds of publicity about Forest Park. It's one of the city's gems, site of the 1904 World's Fair, bigger than Central Park in New York and home of the zoo, art museum, history museum and Muni Opera, which stages outdoor performances of Broadway shows through the summer.  But the one I love the most is to the southeast.

Tower Grove Park is still pretty big, 289 acres (1.17 km²), but it is so quiet, so peaceful. No golf courses and rugby games like in Forest Park.  Except for a couple of festivals held there, it's never crowded.  Visitors can walk a mile and a half from one end to the other through the beautiful old trees. If that is too far, you can sit and rest. No trouble finding a seat.           

Tower Grove Park 2016-03-05 4

8 comments:

s.c said...

Black and white gives always a nostalgic feeling and the nice grey's, park bench and sunlight makes it even stronger. Nice one.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelente trabalho e belas fotografias.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

Sharon Anck said...

My only experience here was one work-related picnic. I think I should have spent more time in this spot.

William Kendall said...

It certainly seems peaceful. That second shot reminds me of the grounds at Rideau Hall here.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Every city needs a space like this Bob, loooove your second image here!

Luis Gomez said...

These are so beautiful Bob. What a great park.

Halcyon said...

I like both views of this bench, but the light in the color version is just perfect!

Stefan Jansson said...

Wow, I guess you could walk around here for several days! Love the light in the color photo.