A LOCAL GETAWAY Waqqas Mirza Professor Wolfe Anthropology 102 Photo Observation Project January 11 th 2009
A park is a place for people to relax and enjoy the sun without going far from home. More importantly, it gives people the chance to exercise and keep up with their health. Some walk, bike, skate and enjoy many other activities.
The park provides a safe, open, fun and peaceful environment to come out and get together for a great and happy family picnic. Groups of families can be seen spread about the park, having their own small picnics.
There are others who enjoy eating ice cream in the warm sunny park environment. Here a crowd begins to form as the ice cream truck opens its windows to sell ice cream.
While here, people come out and share their peaceful times with their pets and the local animals. In these pictures we see people spending quality times with their loved ones by walking with them, feeding them, playing with them, or enjoying a nice ride with them.
There are many activities that one can do in the park. These include fishing [right], running [right], playing on the rides [bottom left], and swinging [bottom right].
Some people come to the park to make and record fond memories of themselves, their children, or of the peaceful nature around them. In these pictures a father records his son playing on the park equipment, a family captures their birthday celebration, and a photographer shoots pictures of wild ducks in the lake.
Some find parks to be a place of learning new things. In this picture a mother can be seen helping her daughter learn how to ride her new bicycle.
The park is a place for the young and the old to come and enjoy the tranquility which brings people to spend the day with their friends and family. [Top] we see a baby sleeping in a stroller, [Top Right] a old woman getting her own kind exercise, and [left] a guy exercising by himself.
Going to the park allows us to share our valuable moments with our friends, families, and loved ones; and to portray affection towards one another. Ultimately a day in the park calls for great fun and enjoyment!