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Two weeks ago, we launched the spring edition of Picturesque, a community photo collaboration that collects images around the theme, "in plain sight."
"What do we Grand Rapidians notice that we think others miss?" we asked.
Forty-nine images later, photo walks come to mind (popularized by the Grand Rapids Flickr group, photo walks are what they sound like - a social gathering of people who enjoy taking pictures that starts from a certain location to capture images of things in plain sight). I've mapped most of the Picturesque contributions below, and many are clustered enough to make an afternoon of it. Imagine: a picnic lunch, a photo expedition, a lovely stroll mapped out by your Picturesque peers.
Although most submissions seem to be in clusters, there are a few lonely ones out there. A dandelion blowing in the wind in Creston's Aberdeen Park could use some friends. A pocket park on Fairview offers marvelous views to tempt your company.
And what is beyond Franklin Street? Beyond that first sliver on the west side? The contributions are bundled near the city center, and surely the city doesn't drop off at those borders. So with that in mind, what do you spy, Grand Rapids?
View Picturesque photo walk clusters in a larger map. Click on images in the pin pop-ups to see the original image.
Former citizen journalism coordinator for The Rapidian. Bicycle commuter, experimental cook, aspiring athlete, wannabe programmer, infrequent pianist, language lover, tupperware fanatic and tea junkie. A proud Midtownie but a West Coast girl at heart.
Reports on: Tech, Midtown neighborhood, anything that catches my fancy, &c.
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