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Concrete Nature Trail

January 19th, 2007 at 06:49 am

I was wandering around when I came across this nature trail through a bamboo grove near our house. What I found interesting is that the steps and fencing along the trail, although they may appear to be wood, are actually concrete painted to look like wood.

Now I can't remember ever seeing something like this in the US, but after my initial shock, I can see there are some financial benefits to doing it this way. The concrete will last much longer than wood ever would and that means less repairs and manpower needed to maintain the trail.

Still, it's a bit strange to be walking through a beautiful natural area with concrete logs under your feet and a concrete fence to your side...

5 Responses to “Concrete Nature Trail”

  1. boomeyers Says:

    That is cool looking. Think of all the applications it could be used for!

  2. fern Says:

    interesting....thanx for the pic.

  3. Broken Arrow Says:

    Oh, they're made of concrete? Very interesting indeed!

    There are plenty of nature trails in the US though. Still, it's very picturesque. Smile

  4. baselle Says:

    That is picturesque - I seem to remember that at the Asian Art Museum in Washington DC that there was an artist who constructed an entire faux wood bridge out of concrete pieces. That was very impressive too.

  5. xeal Says:

    Is it concrete? I always thought it's plastic... Now I have to go to the nearest park and touch those things again! Smile

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