Roaming Balconies District Park with my flip flops

Balcones District Park offers an interesting hike because of the diverse habitats in the short length it covers – because, of the beautiful marriage of nature and suburbia. The trail is very rocky in spots so be sure and wear ankle supporting shoes and watch out for the poison ivy!

Well I didn’t wear my jeans…LOL  So please don’t take me as the good influence.  I get a warning but I didn’t heed.

The beginning of the entrance to the Balconies District Park.  It led me to this…..

IMG_6293IMG_6292-2IMG_6298….awesome graffiti on the abandoned tanks.  I’m not sure what they were used for…but I know for sure they are….dead.

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The “one-eyed” tank on the right says “I’m sorry to inform you – but – your membership has been denied. 1984.”

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This is really-almost- impossible for me to ride my mountain bike through this damn f**king stones on this path.  I gave up, hopped out of my seat, walked through this trail with my poor bike.   Just be prepared or just be pumped for the rough ride.

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Ah, the damaged dam….as abandoned as well.  Neglected. Graffiti-marked. Sorry-ass but intriguing.  I wish there is a story behind this dam.  Look around, the trees are not trimmed, water greeny,  trash strewn all over the creek.

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The cart was left underwater.  I don’t have any idea how the cart ended up there.  The grocery stores are pretty FAR, yes, FAR from here.  Apparently dropped out of the dogs-and-cats- carts storm.

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Leaving the dam, this is leading me into Barton Creek Greenbelt.  This is a new jog and bike trail that hasn’t been completed yet. The Shoal Creek/Lance Armstrong Bikeway has been closed on and off for various utility upgrade projects that would make use of the trail too dangerous during construction on the Mopac.

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Walking through the Mopac overpass – I see the alien is watching me.

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That’s where the Metro Rail is running through rails.  It’s also making a face.

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“Meteor Shall Fall Sept. 24, (10 crossed off), 2015”

Ok, I’m still here, thank you.

IMG_6319I used to walk or ride my bike on the new concrete path.. IMG_6320

But, that just added the extension path I never went before – it was just dirt last August. IMG_6321A new bridge 3 just almost completed

IMG_6324A snail staying still.  Thank you for your pose. 

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I went back to the Mopac overpass, there is a new addition towards Duval Road for the bicycle enthusiasts.  You can stop by and grab some water at Speedy Stop gas station on the right.

Wait, I’m not finished…I continued to walk on Duval Road. I know there are a lot of graffiti on the overpass.  See the arrow.

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I checked them out.  Yes, its still there but there are some changes just like Hope Outdoor Gallery at 1101 Baylor Street.  Hope Outdoor Gallery is still the best city attraction.  It’s just an overpass wall but its cool to see our local artists do that once in a while. IMG_6331 IMG_6332 IMG_6334 IMG_6335

“Show me what you got!!!”IMG_6348

What I got ….this! I walked with my flip flops. 😉

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About christy

I'm a freelance photographer. I love creating visual eye candy, be it my digital artwork or photography. More often than not, it turns out to be a combination of both. Whatever catches my eye, I shoot, specializing in landscapes, sports and portraits." Hailed from the Texas-born Baton Rouge, Louisiana residence, my photography was always my hobby, off and on, when time permitted. I had itched for a big change. I bought my first DSLR camera, I found myself falling back into photography again, and I've decided to pursue it full-time. I am specializing in landscapes however my interests are in the horizon into family portraits, senior portraits, sports, events and whatever catches my eye, I shoot.
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2 Responses to Roaming Balconies District Park with my flip flops

  1. Eduth says:

    Great blog!
    Of course, I will want to visit this place when I am in town if time permits.

    • christy says:

      I will go back to wrap up with the different trail I missed in the previous hiking trip. One day I will, with my hiking boots! LOL

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