The Magical Park

Nearby our home is a little park just few walking minutes away. Right from the beginning I need to say that there is usually nothing magical about this park except when you are a child or an adult looking from a different perspective than you are used to. This summer I went there with Nathan for a little walk to pass by time and thankfully I had my camera with me.

Itself the park is in a not so good condition anymore however there are still some nice spots. The whole area has been planted back in 1894 on old farmland which surrounded the city. Now over 100 years later are still few points where the old structure of the farmland can be seen such as old  brick paths or also the hedge bank surrounding the fields grown over by trees.


Nathan on his way

This picture reminds me of a song from one of my favorite books.

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book I, Chapter 1:

The Road goes ever on and on

Down from the door where it began.

Now far ahead the Road has gone,

And I must follow, if I can,

Pursuing it with eager feet,

Until it joins some larger way

Where many paths and errands meet.

And whither then? I cannot say.




Have you found any ordinary places which changed when looking from a different perspective?

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16 thoughts on “The Magical Park”

  1. Beautiful park. I love the shot pointing upwards at the tree leaves and towards the sky. Usually when I sit down on the ground anywhere or try to take a photo while crouching on the ground, then all of a sudden the world seems a bigger place to me 😀

    Nathan likes wearing that starry jacket? 😀

    1. I think I took the pictures while going through that alley as the trees covered up the whole street and gave nice shadow. I also often crouch on the ground to take pictures and then in the normal “position”, it is also 50/50 which pictures I prefer in the end. Some do look better from a lower viewpoint and others just from the normal one.
      This starry jacket is nice for warmer days (warm as in around 20 degrees celsius…) when there is still some wind around as the jacket is pretty thin but enough to keep away the wind. All the other jackets are just too warm for him and without doubt he will outgrow them too soon

      1. I too feel my crouching and normal photos are 50/50, some better than others, some worse. Always random.

        It was 19’C today here in Melbourne. In winter. Sounds like that jacket will keep Nathan warm here 😀

      2. 19 degrees pretty much equal a colder summer day here 🙂

        After I a was withmy camera I always have tons of pictures to go through to decide which ones will make it to the editing phase and which ones will be forever silently on one of my hard drives

  2. When I was a child, every forest was a magical place. I actually used to be a bit scared of walking in the forest on my own as I would be afraid that a witch would come out and eat me. Today I’m also too scared to walk alone in the woods. Not because of witches, but more because of murderers and rapists:)

    1. As a child everything can turn into something special thanks to the great imagination many lose later on.
      I especially remember this park from my childhood as there were many “secret” places I found and loved to wander around and find out more.
      These days however I am afraid to go to some of the places I found back then due to the reason you mentioned 🙂

  3. I love that song from Tolkien and it really fits the pics of the park. Reminds me of when I first went to europe and I suddenly understood his inspiration, Australian parks ate not so lush (unless rainforest).

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