I love city parks.
Green space in the middle of the city, the dense trees and winding trails a welcome contrast from traffic-clogged streets and the honking horns of passing traffic.
Unless, that is, the park happens to be in the middle of a main road.
Mill Ends Park is the smallest park in the world, measuring a whopping 2 feet across and sitting in a median strip between four lanes of passing traffic in downtown Portland. Home to a resident leprechaun colony and the site of St Patrick’s Day celebrations, for me the park epitomises the fun-loving and quirky nature of this city.
Have I mentioned just how much I love Portland lately?