GGR 360 Assignment 1
A Landscape Description ---- Village of Yorkville Park
On a windy and snowy winter day, I wondered on Bloor Street. Skyscrapers on both sides of the street shoot up into the sky, making this narrow street seemed even narrower. Hermes was on my left-hand side while Chanel shined on my right; people walked pass me in a hurry, without looking me straight in the eyes. I then realized where I was: the centre of this city full of pride and desire. When I took a turn at a small intersection onto Bellair Street, my perspective suddenly widened because an “empty” land exposed in front of me. Certainly Yorkville Park with plants on it is not “empty”. However, sitting right in the middle of a forest of skyscrapers, the park looks really like a hollow. (Picture 1) The park, which consists of several different gardens, runs in east-west direction along Cumberland Street. (Picture 2)
What first came into my sight was a small pine grove arranged in the form of a square matrix. The geometrical arrangement of the natural elements was a bit awkward because of its artificiality as opposed to the notion of nature, the word of which rang my bell when thinking of a “park”. Even wired was a round and smooth concrete base at the height of about one foot surrounding each of the pine trees, function of which remained unknown because it was too low and the edge too curvy to be seated on. After the pine grove I saw a collection of lowland plants, whose soil surface was covered by tiny pebble-stones. So even on a snowy day like today, no worries that my shoes would...