It was hard to tell which looked more brilliant in Prospect Park this week, the bright pink of a cherry tree in full bloom or the glistening roof of the newly restored Concert Grove Pavilion.
A rainy day in Prospect Park Friday was enlivened by the unveiling of the glowing, restored interior of the Endale Arch.
It's been years since the graceful spans of this pavilion welcomed picnickers in search of fresh air shelter.
If you have passed by the Endale Arch in Prospect Park without even noticing it, the 19th century designers of the park would perhaps not be offended.
It's a classically inspired little temple, with high clerestory windows, and a series of classical columns flanking the entrances.
Lovers of New York city parks and architecture may be very familiar with the name of Calvert Vaux, but perhaps not so much the Brooklyn park dedicated to the 19th century designer.
It's a subtle new addition to Prospect Park, but it's got a bit of history to tell.
At first glance, casual strollers may not realize they are walking underneath something quite unusual in Prospect Park.
Newburgh, perched on a scenic spot along the western banks of the Hudson River, is a must see for 19th century architecture buffs.
One of Prospect Park's oldest structures, the Wellhouse, has been restored and is now open to the public.