Sunday, February 7, 2010

Love Shack


This is one of the new Love Shacks, so called for the snuggling skaters inside, on the Assiniboine River Trail.  This particular one is called Apparition.  Notice the little solar collector on the roof; they provide power for lights inside the shack. Apparition resembles a chunk of aluminum foil formed into a little cave by grade school kids for a diorama project, complete with comfy benches.  Apparition is one of 5 Love Shacks along the trail.  Each shack is unique, all are beautiful in their own right. Go here for more information.
This trail is my favourite path in the entire city.  I don't so much run it as float along the surface, marvelling at the skaters gliding, the boisterous teens slapping pucks with broken sticks, the lovers hand-in-hand, the little ones bundled warmly in sleds, the sunsets, the black ice, and my personal favourite, the reams of cars stuck in traffic on the bridges overhead.  :>) 
Oh yeah... it is a good day to be alive.  M
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