Parc des Cormailles (Ivry-sur-Seine)

Parc départemental des Cormailles is a large park in Ivry-sur-Seine, a town in Val-de-Marne located just south of Paris.

Above, mound. The top offers a good view on the park and the surrounding area.

Above, sculpture at the top of the mound.

Above, looking towards Paris and the skyscrapers of the 13th arrondissement.

Above, bridge above the train tracks, at the exit of the park on the way to the Seine river.

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Walk along Rivière des Prairies (part 2) in Laval: Parc Gagné, Parc des Prairies, Berge Délia-Tétreault

After Ile Perry, I crossed the Rivière des Prairies to reach the town of Laval. There, I walked in Parc Gagné, Parc des Prairies and Berge Délia-Tétreault. I then crossed the river again in order to take the subway at Henri-Boussara station, near Parc Ahuntsic in Montreal.

Above, train tracks on the bridge to Laval.

Above, ducks in Parc Gagné.

Above, power transmission towers on Ile Perry.

 

Above, in Parc des Prairies.

Above, Centre Le Maillon de Laval.

Above, in Berge Délia-Tétreault.

Above, black squirrel.

Above, Pont Papineau-Leblanc.

Above, lighthouse.

Above, Pont Viau to Montreal.

Above, Parc Maurice-Richard.

Above, in Ahuntsic-Cartierville.

Above, near Parc Ahuntsic.

Walk along Rivière des Prairies (part 1) in Montreal: Parc de la Merci, Parc des Bateliers, Ile Perry

On my last day in Montreal, I went for a walk near Rivière des Prairies, on the northwestern part of the island of Montreal. There, I walked in Parc de la Merci, Parc des Bateliers and Ile Perry, a small island in the river. I then crossed the Rivière des Prairies to Laval.

Above, arriving at Parc de la Merci.

Above, bicycle path.

Above, flock of geese on Rivière des Prairies.

Above, Ile Perry.

Above, power transmission towers.

Above, in Parc des Bateliers.

Above, train tracks to Laval.

Above, on the bridge to Ile Perry

Above, concrete sculpture on Ile Perry.

Above, Rivière des Prairies.

Above, squirrel.

Above, on the way to Laval.

Parc Jean Drapeau

Parc Jean Drapeau is a large park in Montreal located on Ile Saint-Hélène and Ile Notre-Dame, in the Saint-Lawrence river. It is named after Jean Drapeau, who served as mayor of Montreal for many years. The islands were the site of Expo 67 and the best-known and most visible feature of the park, the Montreal Biosphere, is a remnant of that event: It was the pavilion of the United States during the Expo.

Above, Parc Jean Drapeau seen from Quai de l’Horloge, on the other side of the Saint-Lawrence river.

Above, Montreal Biosphere in the early morning.

Above, Quai de l’Horloge and Clock Tower, with the skyscrapers of Downtown in the background.

Above, Parc de Dieppe.

Above, Pont Jacques Cartier.

Above, there are many walking paths in the park.

Above, Pont de la Concorde.

Above, Pont Victoria.

Above, sculpture on Place de l’Homme.

Above, on the bridge between Ile Sainte-Hélène and Ile Notre-Dame.

Above, Passerelle du Cosmos.

Above, Tour de Lévis (Levis Tower).