Conquering the Fort: Winter Vistas from the Top of Fort Tryon Park
|The early afternoon started off cold, but the winds were not bad. It wasn't snowing at the time.|
I strolled over to Fort Tryon Park.
Looking up a The Cloisters, I decided to make the ascent.
|So I walked up the paths.|
I recommend tall boots with good traction and insulation.
Good signage up here, by the way.
It's not that hard, really.
|When climbing a steep elevation, it's good to stop on occasion and look around.|
A classic winter scene unfolded.
|Hello, Inwood, Washington Heights, and the Bronx.|
Where you see the point of the snow-covered triangle,
that's where I took the first picture.
|The path meandered west toward the Hudson River.|
That's a winter sky, for sure.
Notice the ice in the river.
|Here we are -|
The Cuxa Tower at The Cloisters, with steam for atmosphere.
As soon as I arrived at the top, a red-tailed hawk swooped overheard (not shown).
|I entered the museum and sat for awhile in the Cuxa courtyard.|
Particularly pretty was a pristine white cyclamen in a terra cotta pot juxtaposed with the frosted glass.
|Walking back down the paths proved a little trickier than the ascent, but I found my footing.|
When I arrived home and kicked off my boots, it started snowing again.