Tuesday, October 13, 2009

From Inside the Park

A few months ago, I found out that the exclusive Gramercy Park is open to the public on a few days a year – Gramercy Park Day, Christmas and Yom Kippur. So a few weeks ago, when I had the day off for Yom Kippur, I decided to take up the opportunity to see the park…from the inside.

Gramercy Park House

Gramercy Park Fence

There was this cool sculpture. One side was the sun:

Gramercy Park Sun

The other side was the moon:

Gramercy Park Moon

And it was surrounded by these mini giraffes, hiding in the plants:

Gramercy Park Giraffe Heads

There was a beautiful sundial:

Gramercy Park Sundial

And this really cute shed:

Gramercy Park Shed

After strolling along the path:

Gramercy Park Path

I decided to sit down,enjoy the beautiful day...and do a little knitting:

Gramercy Park Knitting

The moral of the day – always take time to smell the:

Gramercy Park Rose


Susie said...

I've lived in NYC all my life and Gramercy Park is my favorite park in the city. I never knew about these open parks days so thanks! I'll be sure to take advantage of one of them soon.

Kara said...

Thanks for the "inside look" at Gramercy Park. It's interesting to know that it is occasionally open to the public.