Categories: Sightseeing / Travel

Riverside Drive and Tom Lee Park

This is what happens when it’s my day off AND I have time to kill AND left to my own devices, LOL: I explore, even in upper-80 degree weather. But wait, hear me out. I had bottled water with me….my camera….cell phone….wearing a baseball cap…sunglasses…and my Easy Spirits. I was raring to go. I honestly didn’t have any intentions of taking a stroll, considering earlier in the week, forecasters were calling for thunderstorms. And whaddayaknow, it turned out to be gorgeous, sunny skies (albeit with hot summer air)…well, I couldn’t exactly let the day go to waste, could I? The weekends are all about getting two full days of enjoyment before it’s back to the grind on Monday. And the way I see it, nothing could be more enjoyable as catchin’ a few rays while taking a leisurely stroll in one of the most picturesque parts of the city. Was I going to let a tiny detail like hot, oppressive winds deter me from having an otherwise great time? No waaaay, no howwww! At least a dozen other people had the same idea, although most were accompanied by their human or canine buddies. And of course, two real joggers—you know the type, no discernible fat on their bodies whatsoever, sporting $100+ running shoes and enviable tans—zoomed past me. Lemme just say this: More power to ya in this hellacious heat.

M Bridge

I’m standing where Beale Street and Riverside Drive meet
The green grassy area is Mud Island

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M Bridge

I had overheard someone say this bridge was commonly known to locals as “M Bridge”…. or “New Bridge”
I like “M Bridge” better, reminds me of the “Golden Arches”

Steps to Vance Park

These are the steps my roommate and I climbed when we had gone for a walk along Tom Lee Park, then all around Beale Street a couple of months ago.

Steps to Vance Park

Lookie, there’s the Whirl sculpture

I made it to Tom Lee Park. Ewwwie, it’s hotttttt. I wouldn’t be walking around in this weather if I didn’t have water with me.

Old Bridge

Known as “Old Bridge”
Picture yourself sitting on the bench in the middle of this photo and looked left, you’d see this bridge….but glance to the right, and “M Bridge” (3 photos above) would be in your sights

Barge on Mississippi River

This barge was traveling pretty fast; I’m actually surprised this photo isn’t blurry

Beautiful homes near Tom Lee Park

The beautiful homes from another angle than before

Beautiful homes near Tom Lee Park

More of these bee-yoo-ti-ful homes

Old Bridge with obelisk

The obelisk reminds me of the Washington Monument in Washington D.C.

Steps near beautiful homes

The last photo I took before my camera battery died on me (dontcha hate when that happens?!)
I climbed these steps to head back home

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One comment for “Riverside Drive and Tom Lee Park”

  1. WOW, those are some beautiful shots, and what gorgeous homes!!!

    1 Posted by RebekahC | June 28, 2009, 12:11 am

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