Thursday, May 3, 2012

Friday My Town Shoot Out - Public Transportation

I am participating in the Friday My Town Shoot Out where this week's theme is PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION.

There is no public transportation - in the sense that it is transportation supported by tax dollars - in Historic Loveland, Ohio, although commuter buses from Cincinnati may make it to somewhere within the city limits, but outside of the downtown area.

Having said that, there ARE many different modes of transportation available in Historic Loveland!

Here is the old train depot. It used to serve as a stop for passenger trains. But, now it is a retail business called "The Running Spot."


It serves running enthusiasts and is right on the Loveland Trail. It is no coincidence that it is right on the trail, because the trail is in an old rail right of way. The rails carried Abraham Lincoln during his second inaugural trip and some of them were preserved to commemorate that trip.

Below, you can see the trail on one side of the bridge and the old railroad, which the forest is gradually reclaiming, on the right side.



On the trail...there are runners and walkers, bikers and the occasional horseback rider. It is easy to remember what you can and cannot do on the trail if you just look at the helpful signs.


One of my kids looked at this sign and said, "So, it would be really bad to ride a motorcycle on the trail with your friend on the back. And, your friend is shooting a rifle."

And, I agreed that that would be really bad trail manners.

Two more fun modes of transportation that we've got going are canoeing and kayaking! There is a place right downtown that rents both, and then you get to paddle around in the scenic Little Miami River! The picture of the river was actually taken off of the trail bridge that I showed you earlier.







16 comments:

  1. I didn't know you were from Ohio..we were up to Kent a lot to see our daughter when she was in grad school..pretty area...

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  2. Great photos here. I love that last one.
    QMM

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  3. I know in certain places, public transportation is almost non existence, lucky me to be living in an island too small for it's bursting population that the government had to provide an efficient public transportation to deter the citizens from owning the expensive cars.That last photo sure look so serene and peaceful to me, a perfect getaway from city life.

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  4. Amazing to think that those rails once held Lincoln. And it would certainly be bad manners to ride a motorcycle while shooting a gun. I love signs like that -- what about all the other things -- like riding an elephant or setting fires or jumping out of the bushes and scaring people. The sign doesn't address any of those activities.

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  5. That third picture is so pretty.

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  6. In rio there are two schools on the Lagoa for learning to row 0 individual / two man and five man. I always think I would love to do that for exercise but never get my B... in gear to try. Its not the class that appeals its the idea of being out on the water in the early morning all by mayself. thanks for your nice words on 'Flowers' this week I had too many ideas and didn't know where to start AND in the beginning of the FSO we had upward of 50 participating and I would get 30 or so comments every week - miss the fun. I am not getting comments from the group and I miss it.
    Have a great week - Silhouettes will be wonderful.

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  7. What a beautiful looking river you have there and a fine trail to use.

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  8. I love the photo of nature reclaiming the railroad.

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  9. Love the third shot; nature does have a way of claiming that which is not utilised.

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  10. Lovely photos of Loveland, Ohio! Our old train depot in Pleasantville is now a restaurant! I really like the first shot with the fountain. Well crafted post and pics! New follower :)

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  11. You did very well with this, specially since there is no public transportation there. Your "take" was very creative.

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  12. I enjoyed this...that old train depot looks like a fun place to explore.

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  13. What a fantastic trail!The railways everywhere have the most beautiful views. Railroads are still the arteries of India, and trains run along them:)

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  14. Lovely set of shots. I especially like compositions #1 and #3.

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  15. Nice series of shots, Libby. The theme meme sounds fascinating.

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  16. LOveland sounds like a delightful place. I enjoyed reading about all your non-public transportation. ;))

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