Old year

It’s a snowy and miserable day to be outside today, so I thought that I would share some pictures taken last year, on Dec 30th.  My friends asked me if I wanted to take a stroll through our most famous city park and I immediately said “Yes!”.   As it was sunny and warmish I didn’t even need to wear a jacket and it was ever so pleasant a day to be walking about.

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There are beautiful views of the mountain from the park; what I am not showing is that we were hardly alone in enjoying this gorgeous day.

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The park has these lovely vertical cliffs that were caused by the mountain pushing it’s way to the surface.  Again what I am not showing is the crowds of tourists swarming over the rocks, quite near the signs saying that this is dangerous.

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The cliffs have lots of handholds and toe holds so that they are possible to climb up without any special equipment, but, it is quite a different matter to get down.  So the fire department has to come and rescue people from time to time.

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They are lovely and mysterious, looming overhead.  And one could spend endless time photographing them (I personally have jillions of photos).    One photographer was fined for cutting down a tree so that no one else could take the same photo as he.   But I am a casual observer, so after a few shots (okay, the batteries ran out in my camera), it was off to lunch.

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