A Hot Sunny Day in Morningside Park

I had to be up in Morningside Park for a client, so I got there early to explore the park (something I’ve never really done). The park has a lot of stairs in it, so I was a little tired by the end. The different levels create an interesting feel in this mid-sized park in the northern section of NYC (just a bit northwest of Central Park).

I started at the north end and worked my way down, with a few side trails to see things that peeked my interest.

The northeast entrance.

The northeast entrance.

Flowers and bees!

Flowers and bees!

Another one! They were very popular.

Another one! They were very popular.

Lots of rock hills and boulders in this park.

Lots of rock hills and boulders in this park.

Some of the many stairs in the park.

Some of the many stairs in the park.

A weird shaped tree.

A weird shaped tree.

There are a lot of signs for rules in this park.

There are a lot of signs for rules in this park.

Apts along the east side of the park.

Apts along the east side of the park.

Trees growing through rocks.

Trees growing through rocks.

I played around with the tint on this one to show off the sunlight.

I played around with the tint on this one to show off the sunlight.

More rules.

More rules.

A very unkempt basketball court.

A very unkempt basketball court.

The court needs weeding.

The court needs weeding.

Apts behind the court.

Apts behind the court.

Where does this staircase lead? (hint: check back next week)

Where does this staircase lead? (hint: check back next week)

Another weird shaped tree.

Another weird shaped tree.

We used to eat these growing up.

We used to eat these growing up.

Interesting color.

Interesting color.

A good tree to sit under.

A good tree to sit under.

This is a drinking fountain.

This is a drinking fountain: the Alfred Lincoln Seligman Fountain.

Close up of the fountain.

Close up of the fountain.

The faun and the bear.

The faun and the bear.

The full fountain.

The full fountain.

The staircase by the fountain.

The staircase by the fountain.

It's quite picturesque.

It’s quite picturesque.

And now the area with no shade by the lake.

And now the area with no shade by the lake.

The water looks very green.

The water looks very green.

Sit on the stairs in the shade.

Sit on the stairs in the shade.

The side walls of the west side of the park.

The side walls of the west side of the park.

Stairs and garden on the east side.

Stairs and garden on the east side.

The stairs out of the southeast corner of the park.

The stairs out of the southeast corner of the park.

Next week: What was at the top of that large staircase in the middle of the park?

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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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