Day 408

Portal of the day

February 10th, 2013

This gateway once led down to the sunken Colonial Garden, a formal garden surrounded on three sides by canals, designed by Samuel Parsons Jr. (of the Flushing horticulturalist Parsons) around the turn of the 20th century as a complement to the nearby Van Cortlandt House (located behind me in this photo), which had just been turned into a museum of 18th-century life.

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