I was in between assignments when I had time to kill. I drove by Album Park here in El Paso, in hope to find some kind of activity. There was a winter chill in the air and heavy cloud set for a Saturday early afternoon. It was to my delight to find the park in full use by people doing…well, with what people do in parks, stuff.
As soon as I parked the car, I approached a set of people that caught my immediate attention. They had on custom made clothes, masks, and if that’s not enough to catch my eye, they had swords!
Turns out they were practicing rapier fencing, which consist of a slender, sharply pointed sword, ideally for thrusting attacks, used mainly in Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries. After a few words, Carlos (the one on the left), said they meet there almost every Saturday. Looks like this is enough for me to go back soon.
I walked a few more paces and came across an high school cheerleader team going over some drills. I must say that being propelled into to the air by your peers must take an immense amount of trust.
I continued to move across the park where kids were playing flag football. It must have been a little league tournament since I counted about 8 different teams.
There was only a couple of kids using the skate park…
…So preceded to the baseball diamond, where there was a little league team taking in some practice.
Even the wildlife were spectating.
Glad to see families using the park despite the cold weather.
It was time well spent, walking around the park with camera in hand. I had to leave for my next assignment and for some coffee, after all it was still cold out.