Carl Schurz Park as the Sun Comes out of the Clouds

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.

Approaching the park from the north entrance, along the FDR.

A sign on the fence to help us know where we are.

A sign on the fence to help us know where we are.

Nice looking staircase up to the mansion.

Nice looking staircase up to the mansion.

A nice view of the river.

A nice view of the river.

The gate to the mansion.

The gate to the mansion.

The mansion is completely fenced off and patrolled by NYPD as it is the Mayors house.

The mansion is completely fenced off and patrolled by NYPD as it is the Mayors house.

View through the trees.

View through the trees.

Stairs down to a nice garden.

Stairs down to a nice garden.

The Peter Pan statue.

The Peter Pan statue.

A weird metal cane in the rock.

A weird metal cane in the rock.

Overlooking the Peter Pan statue.

Overlooking the Peter Pan garden.

The sun comes out as we approach Hoop Garden.

The sun comes out as we approach Hoop Garden.

The sun hit at just the right time.

The sun hit at just the right time.

Garden detail.

Garden detail.

Garden detail with the wall behind it.

Garden detail with the wall behind it.

Looking towards the west in Hoop Garden.

Looking towards the west in Hoop Garden.

Interesting stair design.

Interesting stair design.

That is a weird looking tree.

That is a weird looking tree.

The north end of Roosevelt island and the lighthouse.

The north end of Roosevelt island and the lighthouse.

Fun with clouds over the East River.

Fun with clouds over the East River.

Next week: something with people. Either from my wanderings or Shakespeare. It will be a surprise.

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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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