Saturday, November 10, 2012

Riverwalk - Skatepark


Middle of the skate park, looking North under DeSoto bridge


Looking to the West


Looking to the East



Dad waiting with lots of magazines to reead.


The skate park is one blog from the hospital and I was afraid the man above would need it because he fell a dozen times and if you click on the photo, you can see he has his tongue out and it was out every time he got on the skate board.

There were  young and old, male and female, skate boards, bike, scooters and ME sitting on the bench snapping.


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26 comments:

Maple Lane said...

What a nice park! That poor one guy....I clicked to enlarge that last photo. He needs a mom to tell him, "You could break you neck doing this!"

SquirrelQueen said...

A helmet would be a good idea for that last guy, he doesn't look all that coordinated. That looks like a pretty big park, I'm guessing it's a popular spot.

Betty Manousos said...

that is indeed a beautiful, big park!
good observation by maple lane. i too clicked to enlarge that photo of the last guy. helmets are good, and people should wear them.

DawnTreader said...

Skater's paradise, I suppose. Myself I would not set my foot on one of those things even if someone offered me a huge sum of money for it ;)

Susannah said...

Wow! What a beautiful park. And what great excercise if you are into that kind of thing. I clicked on the pics and that made it even seem more real. Some people in our town tried to work toward getting one of those parks in our town but it never got off the ground.

Miss Debbie said...

What a great place and wonderful that so many people use it!

Kathy said...

This is a fun photo venue!

Deb said...

I would love to be there snapping away

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

looks a bit dangerous if someone is sitting on one of those benches, they will have to raise their feet. BUT is looks like fun.

TexWisGirl said...

more coordination and more guts than i've ever had. :)

Cranberry Morning said...

Nice!! And I love photos with repetition in them - like those steel-reinforced concrete beams and the posts. And the trees! It looks like there are supports on either side of them. Is that right?

EM Illustrator said...

Nice photos as usual. That man has his tongue out a lot doesn't he?! another nice place to stroll it seems :)
Enjoy your weekend!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Wow,that is quite the skatepark.We have a small skatepark just across the street from me.I am pleased to say that the people who hang out there sen to be well behaved.So far I have seen only one ambulance there.

barbara l. hale said...

Cool bunch of pics! Looks like a really nice skate park. I wouldn't know about such things however since it has probably been 40 years since I've been on one. That guy with the tongue out better be careful. But it's a good thing all this is close to the hospital.

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Tongue out. Isn't it funny how we do involuntary things, when we are concentrating? He probably couldn't keep his balance, if you told him he had to keep his mouth tightly shut. :-))))

Loads of light-and-shadows-ops here, along with the skate board people. :-)

Rose said...

I would have been there when younger!!! Can;t believe the one guy didn't bite his tongue off!

EG CameraGirl said...

You must have nerves of steel waiting for an accident to happen. I guess it was a lucky day for everyone and no one needed to visit the hospital. :)

diane b said...

I have just finished catching up on all your river walk posts. It is a fantatsic area for outdoor entertainment and so close to downtown which we call CBD (central Business District). I can see where all the money went. Those outdoor living rooms are super. All the different seats and those hundreds of trees planted when they are so big needing supports which makes them look like they have legs in some of the photos. I love the shot of you relaxing with rubies at your feet. The area is similar to our South Bank Parklands. Part of our River Walk got washed away in the floods there has been controversy over the cost of replacing it. We have a new premier who is trying to save money to pay our debts .

Madi and Mom said...

OMCs that man with his tongue out might be a wolfie in disguise or a way to old man trying to relive his youth.

Absolutely great pictures and collage.
Hugs Madi and Mom

SweetMarie said...

A few years back my son was really into skateboarding and rollerblading. Then it was bmx and dirt bikes and now cars!!!
This is a really nice park! Where is everyone's helmets?!We have a small outdoor park here in the city and you have to pay and then there is Vans skatepark in the mall and you pay a
pretty penny there as well.

Debra Dickinson said...

I love all the pics - but especially the 1st shot down the belly of the bridge, and I LOVE the faces. The man on the bicycle in pic 8 is pure joy. Awesome! I tried rollerblading in the 80s - Tim Conway rode his tricycle better! LOL!

Chatty Crone said...

How come I didn't see you on a skate board? Sandie

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Ann said...

what a nice park. It's amazing what some people can do on skates, skateboards and bikes and then with others it's just plain scary watching them.

Linda said...

It's good that these young people have somewhere as good as this to skateboard and cycle. I like your capture of the expressions on the skateboarders' faces - especially photo 7. Some of those tricks look rather dangerous - hands in pockets and no helmet.

Dee said...

I bet the hospital gets a lot of new patient's each year. :-/