Old Salem

Another day and another bike ride somewhere new. This time I decided to try a greenway on the outskirts of Winston-Salem, NC. Recent floods made it a bit dirtier than I expected but the strangest thing was the construction. A section had some workman and vehicles installing what looked like pipe or drainage corridors underground. What was odd is that much like what you would see on a busy street they had a person at both ends of the work holding a “Stop” or “Slow” sign to give directions to us intrepid path users. I always thought a bike was pretty slow to begin with.

The ride was nice as it wound along the side of a creek on this crisp early fall day passing a ruined railroad bridge which I took a few snaps of. Eventually I reached a rather confusing spot where I couldn’t figure out how to continue on. The greenway went up over and under some roads and ended. I knew you needed to ride along a road to rejoin the path the signage was lacking. I set out in a likely direction and discovered to my surprise I was in Old Salem which I’ve not been to for a few years. I spent a good part of my day wandering around and taking photos of this historic neighborhood. Take a look below for some of them.

  1. October 7, 2010, 3:00 pm

    Fab suite of photos! Really like the photos of the crazy pink flower/plant. The architecture shots are real good. Thank you for sharing this bike tour!

    1. TAO
      October 7, 2010, 10:28 pm

      I’m glad you liked the odd mix of photos. I have no idea what that plant is but it was pretty. 😀

  2. Bea
    October 7, 2010, 5:45 pm

    More bricks! Love it!

    Look at the details . What kind of metal was that?

    1. TAO
      October 7, 2010, 10:27 pm

      Glad you like the brick.s. I’m a big fan of half-timber construction like that since it is so visually interesting. I don’t know what metal you are referring to but if you mean the intricate work on the fencing it is painted iron.

  3. April 30, 2011, 7:46 pm

    Love the pumpkin shots 😀

    1. TAO
      May 5, 2011, 5:49 pm

      Thanks. That was so seasonal and lovely to come across.