First snow fall in Highland Park. And contemplative dog walkers.

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Spanish-American War Trophy Cannon [Photo: Matt Wilfong, a park fan] 11/10/17 see Highland Park over two years

In  Highland Park over two years, we revisited some favorite spots and moments in Highland Park. For those who enjoy early mornings in the park, we had a treat: the first snowfall under a sparkling sky.

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Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial see Highland Park over two years

The early morning crowd was a little sparse. Nonetheless, it included two contemplative dog walkers. Coaltrain was there with his friend. Coaltrain’s friend is a PhD candidate at the University of Rochester. She is there most mornings, frolicking with Coaltrain while mulling over her dissertation on 1990s documentaries. He and the park are a tonic for all that thinking.

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PhD candidate contemplative dog walker 1

This man from Australia gets his daily dog exercise while working through in his mind his own dissertation on the 18th century slave trade. I asked what exactly it was about. He smiled: Do you have a few hours? That’s about par for the course for a dissertation. His dog also seemed a tonic for all that thinking.

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PhD candidate contemplative dog walker 2

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The infamous bench see Highland Park over two years

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Crime Victim’s Memorial see Highland Park over two years

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Highland Park over two years

Mourning for the dead and fighting for the living in Highland Park