Christina Riverwalk

Delaware


Looking down the river toward the Wilmington skyline. Taken August 2014.
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Restored train engine outside the Childrens' Museum.
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Large boom on one of the restored cranes.
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Walking back toward the Shipyard Shops.
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Rainbows of flowers line the Riverwalk in the Russell Peterson Wildlife Refuge. Taken August 2014.
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Tree-like solar-powered lights blend with the more natural vegetation in the Russell Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge.
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Another view of the Christina River crane, with the railroad trestle to the right.
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Crane along the Christina, with the Wilmington skyline in the distance. Taken August 2014.
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Looking back toward the Wilmington skyline.
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Another view of the marshland from the DuPont Environmental Education Center.
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The Riverwalk's true southern terminus, on the observation platform of the DuPont Environmental Education Center. Plans call for a connector trail to be built in the near future that will link to the New Castle Industrial Track Greenway.
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I'd say so!
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Looking down at the railroad tracks, which cross the Russell Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge.
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Crossing the railroad tracks toward the DuPont Environmental Education Center. Taken August 2014.
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Located in the Russell Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge, this stone spiral reminds me of Stonehenge and other megaliths in western Europe.
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Cranes pierce the skyline across the river from the DuPont Environmental Education Center.
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The bridge to the DuPont Environmental Education Center provides some striking, panoramic views of Wilmington. Taken August 2014.
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Although the Riverwalk formally ends at the plaza below, visitors have the option of walking further down the wooden bridge that connects it to the DuPont Environmental Education Center.
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Beautifully decorated plaza in the Russell Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge. This is probably the technical southern terminus of the Riverwalk.
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Statue of Russell Peterson, former DE governor and environmentalist for whom the wildlife refuge is named. Taken August 2014.
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Cascading waterfalls in Russell Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge.
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Curious stone structure in the Russell Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge.
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Sign welcoming guests to the wildlife refuge. Taken August 2014.
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Gates to the Russell Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge. Taken August 2014.
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Sign on the gate welconing guests to the Russell Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge.
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Would you believe you are still in a major city?
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Can you believe this much open space can be found in a city like Wilmington? Taken August 2014.
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Looking north from the open, straight section just before the Russell Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge.
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Long, straight section north of the Russell Peterson Wildlife Refuge. Taken August 2014.
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Interpretive sign outside the Russell Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge.
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Another of the many plazas along the Riverwalk. Taken August 2014.
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Interesting decoration.
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Heading south toward the Wildlife Refuge.
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Every dog has its day, and this one was enjoying his on the Riverwalk.
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The Riverwalk is very family-friendly. Taken August 2014.
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Passing beneath the restored cranes near Dravo Plaza.
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Drave Plaza; another feature near the Riverwalk's southern end.
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Another of the massive, restored cranes that decorate the southern stretches of the Riverwalk.
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The second of the three restored cranes along the Riverwalk.
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More lush gardens, flowering in summer. Taken August 2014.
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View of the restored crane, with the Wilmington skyline beyond.
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Passing gardens and restored wetlands heading south toward the wildlife refuge.
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Another view of the American Heart Association monument.
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American Heart Association monument, encouraging exercise. Taken August 2014.
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One of the restored cranes along the southern section of the Riverwalk.
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The riverboat adds a bit of Americana to the experience.
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This riverboat was brought down from Bristol, PA. Taken August 2014.
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Approaching one of the restored cranes near the Riverwalk's southern end.
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This couple drove all the way from Lancaster County, PA to enjoy a stroll on the Riverwalk. Taken August 2014.
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Much of the middle section of the Riverwalk consists of a boardwalk that runs immediately along the river. Taken August 2014.
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Wilmington skyline. Taken August 2014.
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Preserved (restored?) wetlands along the river.
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Terraced landscape near the Hare Pavilion.
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Under the Hare Pavillion, which can provide some nice shade on hot summer days. Taken August 2014.
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Another photo of the Riverwalk's winding course.
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Calm waters of the Christina. Taken August 2014.
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Decorative lamppost.
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Nemours DuPont Pediatrics posted several signs like these, with quirky messages, along the Riverwalk.
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Market Street drawbridge, with condos in the background.
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Several sections of the Riverwalk are elevated boardwalks, helping to preserve the surrounding ecosystems.
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This is not just a birdhouse, it's a vertical neighborhood.
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This sign commemorates the prominent role that Harriet Tubman played as a 'conductor' on the Underground Railroad. Her legacy is also honored in the name of a nearby park.
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Colorful flowers decorate the side of this restaurant, providing for an even more pleasant experience on the Riverwalk.
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Replica birdhouse of Brinton's Mill.
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Couple enjoying the day with their dog. Taken August 2014.
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Meandering through lush gardens on a warm, summer day. Taken August 2014.
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Yet another artistic birdhouse. Taken August 2014.
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Signs says it all.
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Another artistic birdhouse; this one resembles a church.
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Decorative brick plaza.
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Looking down the river towards the Market Street bridge.
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Residents enjoying the Riverwalk on a warm, summer day. Taken August 2014.
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Luxury condos tower over the river. Taken August 2014.
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The Riverwalk is lined with numerous cafes, restaurants and bistros, further adding to the experience. Taken August 2014.
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One of several informative kiosks along the Riverwalk. Taken August 2013.
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Korean War Memorial.
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Passing through a ribbon of redeveloped parkland on Wilmington's south side. Taken August 2014.
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One of many interpretive, historical signs along the Riverwalk.
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Urban serenity.
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Curving through beautifully landscaped gardens, the Riverwalk is an excellent example of urban renewal.
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One of several artistic birdhouses along the Riverwalk, built as replicas of prominent historical homes and buildings in Delaware.
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Decorative sculptures and open plazas make the Riverwalk a memorable experience.
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River winding through urban landscapes.
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Decorative banner.
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'Commons' area for picnicking, playing sports or enjoying the warm summer weather. Taken August 2014.
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Sculptures and other artwork enhance the experience along the Riverwalk. Taken August 2014.
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DuPont Environmental Education Center in the Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge at the end of the riverwalk.
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Sign for Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge at the end of the riverwalk.
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View of the DuPont Environmental Education Center from the Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge at the end of the riverwalk.
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