A Sunny Day Around the Harlem Meer

There was a beautiful sunny day in Spring and I opted to go wandering around the Harlem Meer section of Central Park. There were very few clouds in the sky, and a lot of that area has sporadic tree fillings, so I got a tad cooked while walking around. I started around the Meer, walked around the (currently closed as it is converted over to a pool for summer) Lasker Rink, through Nutter’s Battery site, and finally to Fort Clinton. Along the way I passed a lot of sun bathers. As this covered several interesting areas, there are a lot of images in this entry.

Approaching the meer from the west with a view of the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center.

Approaching the meer from the west with a view of the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center.

Playing around with aspects to make it look like a stormy day, which it was decidedly not.

Playing around with aspects to make it look like a stormy day, which it was decidedly not.

The entire west side of the meer, covered with swampy stuff (as it usually  is).

The entire west side of the meer, covered with swampy stuff (as it usually is). PS: that’s Nutter’s Battery at the top of the hill.

Hey look! Turtles!

Hey look! Turtles!

Looking towards the rink.

Looking towards the rink.

Willows make for fun foreground.

Willows make for fun foreground.

More changing the picture to make clouds look stormy.

More changing the picture to make clouds look stormy.

I just like how the reflection works in this image.

I just like how the reflection works in this image.

Mama duck and baby ducks.

Mama duck and baby ducks.

The rink is currently closed until summer pool time.

The rink is currently closed until summer pool time.

The observation deck of the rink.

The observation deck of the rink.

The rink/pool is empty.

The rink/pool is empty.

I could picture a hot dog stand there.

I could picture a hot dog stand there.

Walking up the east side of the rink.

Walking up the east side of the rink.

We arrive at Nutter's Battery.

We arrive at Nutter’s Battery.

The battery is part hill and part seating area.

The battery is part hill and part seating area.

Looking out to the edge of the hill.

Looking out to the edge of the hill.

A closer look at the edge of the hill.

A closer look at the edge of the hill.

Ft Clinton in the distance.

Ft Clinton in the distance.

Stairs and absolutely no tree cover.

Stairs and absolutely no tree cover.

There are benches and a sculpture of a cannon!

There are benches and a sculpture of a cannon!

The plaque under the cannon.

The plaque under the cannon and how it protected nearby McGowan’s Pass.

Overlooking the meer from the fort.

Overlooking the meer from the fort.

There is a smaller mortar behind the cannon.

There is a smaller mortar behind the cannon.

The cannon is no longer hollow.

The cannon is no longer hollow.

Looking up the hill at the fort.

Looking up the hill at the fort.

One last look at the meer ... also a party boat.

One last look at the meer … also a party boat.

Next week: A very sunny day in the Conservatory Garden.

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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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