Friday, November 2, 2012

Riiverwalk - Volley Ball Beach


Man made volley ball beach, with tons and tons of white sugar sand to wiggle the toes in or play volley ball.

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Man made Dunes

That building in the back is an office park. this is all in down town area.


Man made seating and man made shade. one of the many "outdoor living rooms"



God's sunshine painting the man made shade.


the building in this photo is The Marriott at Downtown Bradenton




the amazing thing about this is the fact it is on the downtown waterfront on the banks of the river, surrounded by business parks, hospitals, doctors and lawyers, and 2 blocks from our county courthouse and city hall.

36 comments:

Maple Lane said...

Good Morning! What a pretty and unique use of space in the downtown area. I loved volleyball when I was young. Thanks for sharing part of your world with us today. Enjoy the weekend.

Kathy said...

Love the shade sails, especially the blue color.

EG CameraGirl said...

The sand reminds me of snow. Amazing how much sand must have been moved to create the volleyball park and dunes!

DawnTreader said...

Seems they've thought of everything. I like those sunshades they put up, a great idea when there's not much of other kind of protection from the sun. And I think it's terrific to have such a promenad close to the city center, allowing people to go for a walk or other kind of relaxation away from busy traffic etc

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

It looks like snow! :-)

And the photo of the sun through the "sun shades," is so lovely....

When will you tell us, if you have decided whether it was worth the money spent?

"Auntie"

missing moments said...

Enjoyed your Riverwalk view! Looking forward to heading back to some Florida sunshine next week! Far away from Hurricane Sandy!

Betty Manousos said...

wow this looks like an amazing area! what a brilliant use of space in that downtown area.

i totally enjoyed the beautiful view and your gorgeous photos!
well done:)

Inger said...

What an interesting downtown area. Love that white sand and all your photos are just gorgeous.

Cranberry Morning said...

Sandra, all of your pictures are gorgeous, of course, but that second one is just amazing! I love it - and want to be there to see it in person. :-) I'll soon be wiggling my toes in the white...snow...:-(((

Betsy Adams said...

Beautiful, Sandra... Someone very creative helped with the designs for that place...

I'd love to walk through the sand barefooted... Don't care about playing volleyball.. A walk will be sufficient.

Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy

Rose said...

I like the design of the man-made shade...like I say, would love to have a place like this along the river here.

TexWisGirl said...

i think you need to say 'tomorrow' at midnight since you pulled the trigger on this one too early.

Val said...

Love that fine white sand...makes me miss my island life!!

Madi and Mom said...

What a beautiful area...if you keep showing all these pics mom says she is going to hop in the car for a visit 'cause she likes sand between her toes. I told her she could stick her toes in my litter box. MOL
Madi

SweetMarie said...

Really pretty area, Sandra! I really like the outdoor living room! No more volleyball for me now, but I enjoyed it when I was younger. :) Really great photos!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Nothing like those sugar white sands. No other place compares.

Beverly said...

Sandra, I love your photos here. I went down one day, but I didn't walk all the way down. Will go back. Did you see the water fountain? I love it. There's space for filling a bottle, a fountain for people and then one low down for pets.

A lot of thought certainly has gone into it, and there is something for everyone. I hope to do some morning walks there while the weather is cool, or at least not so hot.

I just hope that it is maintained well and that people don't destroy it.

David would have loved the skate park if it had been here when he was a boy. I wondered about the liability, but I see the city isn't liable. I noticed the sign recommended helmets and safety equipment, but I surely didn't see any boys with any on.

EM Illustrator said...

At a first glance I thought it was snow on the beach lol! such white sand...amazing. We set our clocks back an our this past Sunday. Beautiful photos!
Enjoy your weekend!

Hugs,
Eva

Mihaela Laitinen said...

it's been ages since I played voleyball, but never tried on the beach..

RoeH said...

Daylight savings is on??? I hadn't realized that. Arizona doesn't change so I never know when it is and when it isn't. Unless I'm alert and usually I try not to be. :)

Chatty Crone said...

I love those outdoor chairs and overhead shade - that is so pretty there. Isn't the time change tomorrow night? Enjoyed the Riverwalk! sandie

Dee said...

Oh my goodness....I WANT TO BE IN THAT SAND!!!!!!

Muffy's Marks said...

Its a big world, and enough room for everyone to do their 'thing'!!

Ann said...

It's just so pretty there with all that white sand. We don't have anything like this in our downtown area.

Deb said...

wish my camera and I could hop on a plane and go there now..oh the fun we could have...

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Those shades are cool...love the color, too. The sand looks like snow!

SquirrelQueen said...

I love those shades over the chairs, they look like sails. I would love to get my toes in that beautiful white sand. This is a really pretty place to be so near town.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Clever use of space there- love the idea of the sandy beach in a downtown area.

Farida said...

I love how artsy the shades were constructed and how very unique they are!

photowannabe said...

Your town is really lovely Sandra. I love that white silky sand. I would love to wiggle my toes in it.
The shade and chairs look so inviting. I think I could sit there and watch the world go by.
Love that it is in the downtown area.
Have a wonderful weekend.

From the Kitchen said...

I, who hate sand, would be tempted to take a walk in this. Love the manmade chairs and shade!

Best,
Bonnie

Catherine said...

I sure wouldn't mind if you sent me some of that sun! :D
xo Catherine

LC said...

I am being lazy today and have enjoyed the visit to that unique downtown park. Do personnel from the downtown businesses ever take breaks in the park or is it too warm?

Betty Manousos said...

first off, great work on the light!
all of these are such remarkable shots of a lovely place.

i'd have enjoyed taking a nice walk in this.

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

Your collection of photos are always so captivating. you seek out colours and angles that make things have a different perspective.

Debra Dickinson said...

Once again, heavenly. Love it! I'm amazed that it is not wall-to-wall with people. Another heavenly feature - is that the norm? Thanks for sharing.