As most locals know by now, the Birchwood Elementary School so many of us grew up with was recently razed to make way for the new Birchwood School which is currently under construction. Today on a whim, I thought I’d have a look at the site via Google Maps/Earth, discovering that the street view and satellite images of the old school still remain (probably until the new school is finished.) Therefore, I took the opportunity to stitch together a panoramic view of the entire school, as viewed from Pinewood Ave. Purely for posterity, so grab a copy now, if you don’t have any images of your own. I also set up a satellite view in Google Earth that shows the blacktop game grids: hopscotch, etc.
Lots of memories down there for me, and I’ll share some them eventually, but not right now. Literally, I could put push-pins into various locations around that school and recount hundreds of memories, as remembered through a child’s eyes.