Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Eastern Parkway

There's a lovely street in Brooklyn called Eastern Parkway that's part of the National Register of Historic Places. It is a nice place for a stroll, even in the winter. I'm sure these trees will be much more green in a few weeks. Here's some information about the Parkway from Wikipedia:

The world's first parkway was conceived by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux in 1866. The term parkway was coined by these designers as a landscaped road built expressly for 'pleasure-riding and driving' or scenic access to Prospect Park (also designed by Olmsted and Vaux). Olmsted and Vaux intended Eastern Parkway to be the Brooklyn nucleus of an interconnected park and parkway system for the New York area.

5 comments:

Babzy said...

yes it's a nice street indeed !

Olivier said...

une bonne idée et c'est très sympathique pour les piétons

a good idea and is very friendly for pedestrians

Blue Wave 707 said...

That's a cool street scene shot! Soon the leaves will return on the trees ...

the_plainsman said...

Besides a nice view, learned something: I did not know its history and signifigance in the history of "parkways" and city planning and zoning.

Wanda said...

Those are really cool trees.... They will look quite different all green with leaves...

Our trees are getting there spring look now.

LOL:Wanda