Sunday, February 27, 2011

Tommy Thompson Park Revisited

Tommy Thompson Park is also known as the Leslie Street Spit.  It's about a mile from where I live, but for some reason, I have not visited it for more than three years.  Tommy Thompson Park is just part of Leslie Street Spit.  The whole thing is a man-made 5-km peninsula created from construction derbies.  It is still expanding today.

The park has large bird migratory spot with some 300 species.  There are many other animals and wild flowers in the park.  The park is open to the public on the weekends and holidays.  During the weekdays, it's only open to trucks that dump debris there.  I went there a few times during the weekdays early in the morning, and was asked to leave because it was not open to the public, but many people, especially cyclists, bike there during the week anyway.

You can find out more about the park here.

Trees in snow -- NEX-5 & Birns & Sawyer 150mm f3 cine lens. Click to see larger.

Island -- NEX-5 & Birns & Sawyer 150mm f3. Click to see larger.

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