I explored a hidden path through the fresh eyes of someone seeing it for the first time. It was a mix of urban and wilderness with lush vegetation of overgrown trees and vines running along an old wooden fence.
It ran directly under a train trestle by a canal. Lakes in the Midwest are shades of blue and green, and usually clear water. Rivers can be sometimes be a little muddy. Canals are always murky waterways and a perfect habitat for catfish.
I wanted to snap pictures of the steel structure of the trestle and tracks, and as I walked closer I discovered the path that runs a distance next to the canal. It’s kind of interesting to explore train tracks from underneath. All graffiti running up the sides of the concrete foundation to directly up high under the tracks were remnants of previous path walkers with an artistic bent, spray cans and great climbing skills.
I can’t say that I’ll be heading back soon, but it was fun to try a new path with fresh eyes. My fresh experience for a Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh. And, It’s loud when the train runs over the tracks.