Up in the high 80s of the Upper East Side, there is a small park connected with Gracie Mansion called Carl Schurz Park. It covers the FDR Highway and gives nice views of the East River and Roosevelt Island. As Gracie Mansion is being restored, I was unable to visit much of its grounds, but I was able to wander the rest of the park and get some nice images.
Approaching the park from the north entrance, along the FDR.
A sign on the fence to help us know where we are.
Nice looking staircase up to the mansion.
A nice view of the river.
The gate to the mansion.
The mansion is completely fenced off and patrolled by NYPD as it is the Mayors house.
View through the trees.
Stairs down to a nice garden.
The Peter Pan statue.
A weird metal cane in the rock.
Overlooking the Peter Pan garden.
The sun comes out as we approach Hoop Garden.
The sun hit at just the right time.
Garden detail with the wall behind it.
Looking towards the west in Hoop Garden.
Interesting stair design.
That is a weird looking tree.
The north end of Roosevelt island and the lighthouse.
Fun with clouds over the East River.
Next week: something with people. Either from my wanderings or Shakespeare. It will be a surprise.