A trestle in nature
Zagacki & Gallaher (2009) state “It is the materiality and design…that evokes this sense, so that visitors can actually experience themselves and nature co-existing, in a state of flow…” (p. 176). They also assert, that through man made pieces in nature, “…visitors also enter inside another history…” (p. 80). The picture of the train trestle over the falls at Letchworth State Park provides viewers with a surreal view of nature along with a beautiful man made train track. Though the trestle was not intended to be art, it has become an icon of Letchworth Park. If you haven’t seen it, you should take a weekend to go visit. The trestle draws attention to the beauty of nature. It’s become famous to Letchworth Park goers as the backdrop of the falls. On a side note, the wooden trestle is aging and the park is planing to rebuild and to destroy the current trestle. This leaves Letchworth lovers with mixed emotions. I suppose we’ve all become very fond of that old wooden trestle.