Tuesday, September 22, 2009

My World

After my last effort of joining in with Tuesdays "My World", I wasn't sure I was going to do it again, certainly not so soon, but I was so taken with the energy this morning that I couldn't resist. Montreal is an island with suburbs all around the north/south/east/west waterfronts. We live in the south-west part of the island and I often talk about "going down to the water" with my dogs and Riley. Here is what I see "down there".



There is a park running the length of the shoreline with parallel running bike and pedestrian paths. Somehow the pedestrians and the cyclists seem to collide a little too often. My city is home to kamikaze cyclists who (like our motorists as well) forget that riding/driving is a privilege and not a right.

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9 comments:

Snap said...

Welcome to MY WORLD! Nice to see yours. I think bikes and cars and their drivers should not be on the same streets -- anywhere! ;D

sherry ♥ lee said...

Love the shadows in the second photograph! Ah yes, cyclists and drivers...who forget it is a privilege. And the brave pedestrians who struggle on in spite of them! My youngest is learning to drive and I remind him all the time..pedestrians have the right of way!

Beth said...

Love both the pictures of your world - and seeing your shadow!

Kim Mailhot said...

I know this spot ! It is great down by the water, in spite of the obstacles. Nice to see part of your world that used to be my world too !

eileeninmd said...

Nice post and nice to meet you. I go thru the same with the crazy drivers on my way to work. I like your shadow photo. Thanks for sharing.

Gaelyn said...

Love the shadow shot on the beach. Looks like a nice place to walk the dog. Sorry to hear your traffic is so lethal.

Marites said...

I didn't know that Montreal is an island:) Interesting observation on the drivers/cyclists and pedestrians because I have the same observation as ours here. It seems that drivers feel like they own the road more than the ones who're just walking/running. Hey, it's nice that you're back to My World, it's actually fun:)

My world is up here.

Catherine said...

looks like a nice spot...

JOE TODD said...

I've got hornets in my front yard been trying to get rid of their inground nest for 2 weeks now