Long Branch Trail

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A new Greenway is coming to the city!  And this one runs right through downtown.

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The old industrial side of town that has been crumbling for years is finally getting a new life, and this trail will help to connect everything together. The old tobacco factories are being converted into loft apartments, businesses, research labs and classrooms for the local medical school. It’s getting hard to believe this whole area was nearly abandoned just a decade or so ago.

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It was a chilly, foggy Sunday afternoon that we ventured out and walked along what would soon be the busy new trail. The Greenway will run along some old railroad tracks that are no longer in use, and include many bridges.

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Click here to see what this area looked like back in the summer, right as construction started. I kind of liked the overgrown look of what it used to be, but I am also excited to see what it changes into.

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6 thoughts on “Long Branch Trail

  1. I love these! It’s great that the city is revitalizing areas that needed it 🙂
    On the contrary, our little town is “revitalizing” by adding luxury apartments and shops to trickle out the people that eventually won’t be able to afford to live there anymore… (ie. us) 😦

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  2. I really love the last picutre! Always when looking at your picutres, I really miss the US. Your pictures are somehow always so “true”, like, the way you take the picutres is the way I see the US. I can see “my view of the US” and the US that I experienced when I lived there, through looking at your pictures 🙂 I like that!
    Thank you a lot for your last comment on my blog 🙂
    Sending much love!
    Xx
    Rosa Larissa Klara
    conscious lifestyle of mine

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  3. Love these shots, especially the one showing the mini piece of art on the rail there. I agree too, I quite like it when areas become overgrown, especially on older industrial sights, there’s something about it, but I can’t wait to see how they utilise the space too. – Tasha

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