Wednesday, June 04, 2008

big yellow taxi

Wednesday, June 04, 2008
My window at work overlooks a block of greenspace that was once a schoolyard. It was one of those old schools with the sandstone front and potentially separate entrances for boys and girls. The kind that was probably scorchingly hot in the summer months and cold in the winter months, where everyone wore a lot of wool and the entire student body itched from over-starched collars.

Or maybe it's just an old inner-city school building, minus the romanticisim above.

Either way, I eat lunch now in this park. There's a nice big tree and some benches and a few tables. Greenspace is at a huge premium in this city, particulary in the Beltline (running between the downtown core and 17th avenue, approximately). I like nature. Even in small, well-manicured spaces.

And now they've got it fenced off, which means one thing.


Hope the future new condo owners don't mind me eating lunch on their lawn.