Monday, October 6, 2008

Anchorage trail...

This is one of our favorite walking trails ...

Built and paid for by Papa John's Pizza founder John Schnatter who is a resident and owns about 6% of the land in Anchorage.

Anchorage is a beautiful heavily shaded city, within Louisville city limits.

In 1914, the firm of Frederick Law Olmsted designed a plan for Anchorage, which would incorporate stone bridges and triangle intersections, similar to Olmsted's plans for Louisville's park system.

Here are a few pictures we took Saturday. We walk about 3.5 miles there now. John Schnatter keeps adding to the trails and has a great vision there. In an interview, he told the Courier-Journal that his goal was purely to "preserve the city's character".

We are forever grateful to John and his vision for "Our Town". Thanks!






























The old fashioned swing.....















Awesome detail....




































Baby Doll..





We pass this on our walk along to and from the Anchorage Trail







5 comments:

Simply Dandy said...

Woohoo....girl you look good!!! I can't wait until I get to the place where I don't mind having my photo taken. Beautiful walk by the way, thanks.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

nanatrish said...

Yes, I must chime in with LeAnn. You look absolutely gorgeous. Your walking park looks so neat. How pretty. No wonder you enjoy it so much. I have been drinking more water and trying to get off so much diet soda. You look beautiful.

Felicia said...

The beautiful place that pizza built. Amen for pizza!! Don't you love the gardens around that gray building. The whole place makes my heart sing.

Mia-Bella said...

That's where we did our pictures on Sunday, such an awesome place.
Love the pics of you and dad.

giovanni said...

We love the trail. My 2 year old loves to ride her bike there. We saw 2 owls up close tongiht on the BIG bridge! We also saw a crane, ducklings, and a turtle. Everytime we new flowers are blooming...