A Fort in Central Park

There was one area of Central Park I have NEVER been to, so on a nice warm autumn afternoon I decided to fix that. This area can be found in the northwest corner of the park and is part of an old fort at the top of the tallest spot in the park. Fort Clinton is part of a network of installations that were used as lookouts during the Revolutionary War as well as the War of 1812. While most of the remaining sections of the buildings are found just south of Harlem Meer, hidden in the trees of the west side of the park is a building called Blockhouse No. 1. While Ft Clinton and Nutter’s Battery are undergoing restoration, Blockhouse is hidden in the North Woods and left to relative obscurity. It took some wandering for me to even find it.

We will start on this dirt path into the woods.

We will start on this dirt path into the woods.

Stumbled on a paved path.

Stumbled on a paved path.

Up a hill and through the trees we come upon it.

Up a hill and through the trees we come upon it.

Tiny staircase to a very small doorway.

Tiny staircase to a very small doorway.

Through the doorway (it's locked).

Through the doorway (it’s locked).

Nature is trying to take the hilltop back.

Nature is trying to take the hilltop back.

The western wall.

The western wall.

Clouds are rolling in.

Clouds are rolling in.

The sun shows off the colors in the wall.

The sun shows off the colors in the wall.

It's right on the edge of the hill.

It’s right on the edge of the hill.

The blockhouse.

The blockhouse.

I wouldn't recommend climbing that ledge.

I wouldn’t recommend climbing that ledge.

The sky makes for a nice image.

The sky makes for a nice image.

Black and white makes it a bit spooky.

Black and white makes it a bit spooky.

Looking up the hill to the fort.

Looking up the hill to the fort.

Next week: Some other autumn images of the area after leaving the fort.

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About nsantasier

I am an actor, fight choreographer, playwright, and photographer based in and around NYC. I shoot on a Canon Rebel XS with either a Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens or a Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom lens as they are the only lenses I currently own.
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