sunday in the park

As you enter the Central Park Conservatory Gardens at Fifth Avenue & 105th St
an Italian-style garden opens immediately before you.

It is bordered to the north and south by alle├ęs of crabapple trees.

On the west side is a wrought-iron wisteria pergola
that sits atop a series of tiered yew and spiraea hedges.

This is a shot of the top of the pergola
(fancy word for a garden feature
forming a shaded walk
or passageway of pillars
that support cross beams
a sturdy open lattice,
upon which
woody vines are grown)

Reminds me of a Maxfield Parrish painting


  1. Looks like a great place to sit and read a book, and sip something yummy. Lovely angle.

  2. I so want to sit there! I should mark that address for a "thing to do" for my 50th birthday in NYC.

  3. That's such a pretty photo. Didn't someone else recently post one similar? Kathleen, maybe? It's so tranquil.

  4. Geewits, you need to do this. It's so beautiful there.
    Good one, Daryl!

  5. I love how the light deepens inside the structure
    magical place

  6. Beautiful pergola. Looks like the day was awash with sunlight.

  7. I love the symmetry here - if you stare long enough you can see a face - the two archways are the eyes.

  8. At least there's sunshine somewhere...not in the Southeast!

  9. Super shot!
    But each time I see the title "Sunday in the Park" I want to add "...with George".

  10. Your photo is SO Maxfield Parrish. What a gorgeous spot and proves it pays to look up now and again.

  11. What a delightful shot of a beautiful spot in the park.

  12. I knew I'd heard that word, pergola, somewhere but I thought it was an Italian pasta dish!

    Lovely lattice work here with all those climbing vines...

    Well done, again, Daryl!

  13. Beautifully photographed - nice contrast of foreground and background!

  14. Wonderful framing, including only the arches and the structure. It looks so beautiful and mysterious.

  15. I love pergolas, and this one is indeed beautiful =)

  16. Love those! Took some pics of them when I was there recently, not that one though...

  17. So that's what you call those things? It might be a fancy word, but it sure is shorter and easier to remember than "garden feature forming a shaded walk or passageway of pillars that support cross beams & a sturdy open lattice, upon which
    woody vines are grown".

    Whatever you call it, it makes a stunning photograph!

  18. Looks like a lovely and cool (temperature-cool) place for a rest.


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