Monday, July 30, 2018

A Carroll Creek PhotoJournal

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Last evening was a little unusual because it was a Sunday without hockey, and we had no other plans. So all five of us decided to go walking along the Carroll Creek Park in downtown Frederick.

Almost every year since we moved to Maryland, we've watched the Independence Day fireworks at Baker Park, which is basically at one end of the Carroll Creek Promenade. It's only in the last couple of years, since the Carroll Creek project was completed, that spending time in the downtown area became really attractive to us though. Carroll Creek started out in the 70's as a flood control project. But the addition of brick walkways, water features, and pedestrian bridges has made it a very pleasant place to walk. There are restaurants, apartments, and businesses along the park that give it a great atmosphere. 

Yesterday we just went for a walk with a vague plan of finding a place along the park for coffee or ice cream. The kids were playing Pokemon Go (yeah, they're doing that again!) but we still had a good family outing. At one point we happened to meet a couple from church, so we stopped then for ice cream and to visit with them. They accompanied us on the remainder of our walk.

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First order of business - check the map.

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one of the old industrial buildings, repurposed as apartments and businesses

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Kennady graciously allowed me to take a picture or two with
my phone, after I agreed to take pictures of her with her phone.

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The guys waiting for us to finish our photo session.

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Not sure what the front side of this set of buildings looks like.
Could be just as worn and weary as the back, or it could be all
fixed up and classy.

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C.Burr Artz Public Library

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Bell Tower at Baker Park

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view from under a pedestrian bridge

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All Saints Episcopal Church

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Citizens National Bank building on Patrick and Market

I've become quite partial to living in the country, but these kinds of urban parks and historic downtown areas might be what would convince me to consider living in the city again someday. What do you think?


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2 comments:

Sharon Wagner said...

I love the lily pads. Thanks for your blog visit!

Annette V said...

that looks like an excellent area to go for a walk, a mix of different things.

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