Saturday, July 12, 2008

In the Hudson Valley

at Barrytown, NY

and then at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. First, the film/video building at Bard, then Frank Gehry's Fisher Center for the Arts, and a kinetic sculpture on the back lawn of Manor House, an old mansion and now a dormitory, looking west towards the Hudson River and the Catskills.

still at Bard College, early evening, a view of the river and the Catskills beyone from the lawn of Blythewood, the haunted mansion that now houses the Levy Economics Institute

Blythewood itself, ghosts and all...

the Blythewood gatehouse, a sexagonal structure not uncommon for the late-19th century architecture of the Hudson Valley

along River Road, Route 103

and the Amtrak train station at Rhinecliff, a town founded by Dutch settlers in the 1600's

the station is a stone's throw from the Hudson River

and here's the train bound for New York

back at Bard College, the woods leading up to Tivoli Bays

The ailanthus, called "tree of heaven," is in bloom right about now.

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