Day 230

Portal of the play

August 16th, 2012

The park in which this playground resides is named for Louis Windmuller, "the noblest walker of them all", who had "no sympathy whatsoever for the healthy individual who prefers riding on horseback, in automobile or buggy, or on rapid transit trains, to peripatetics." He established "the most exclusive, distinguished, and enthusiastic walking club in America" and his thoughts on perambulation included the following: "A good rule to make your tramp a really enjoyable pastime is to be careful and not walk too fast."


  1. RuthE says:

    Words to live by…

  2. Gigi says:

    hahaha, I guess the urban dictionary didn’t exist yet at that time.

  3. Gregg Levine says:

    And here I am thinking that both you and I invented that noble idea of walking everywhere we go.

    For me it includes shopping trips in Astoria. And specific parts of Brooklyn and Manhattan.

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