my constant view for over a year now
Nothing, except that it's a beautiful day. I had just finished another appointment at the dental school. (Oh what a long process getting an implant is) Being close by, there was no way I was going to waste the perfect opportunity to check out Birmingham's newest urban park.
Railroad Park is a 19 acre green space located in a 4 block area that used to be a flat wasteland of weeds and railroad tracks between Downtown on the north and Southside and UAB on the south. The park rises and falls in a gentle interpretation of the city's hilly terrain. On the north the occasional train chugs past runners and strollers alike.
a little boy and his dog watch while a train passes
with a view of Downtown behind them, some picnickers enjoy lunch on a little hillside
The site includes a 2 acre lake, man made wet lands, over 600 trees and masses of flowers as well as a bistro with plenty of seating under a tin roofed pavilion where one can enjoy a snack or a meal. You can see some beautiful photographs that other park goers have taken here if you are interested.
I was there right around noon. It seemed like there were lots of people there just like me, outside enjoying a beautiful day.