|The George Washington Bridge as seen through the Heather Garden at Fort Tryon Park|
|View of The Cloisters from Linden Terrace in Fort Tryon Park.|
|Look, it's a party. On this October day in Fort Tryon Park - a celebration of the park's 75th birthday.|
|This branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art houses one of the world's great collections of medieval art. The famous Unicorn Tapestries are here. But many visitors come for the serenity of the monastic architecture.|
|Many visit the gardens at the Cloisters to learn about medieval uses of plants.|
|The Cloisters is attractive in all seasons. During the winter holidays, the museum is filled with the sounds of medieval Christmas music.|
|The gardens at the Cloisters are particularly well-kept.|
|You can see that it's high up in this part of town. Notice the visitors walking across the stone walkway in the upper left part of the picture.|
|The George Washington Bridge as seen from Fort Tryon Park.|
A fun walk: After visiting the Cloisters and Fort Tryon Park, return to the park entrance and walk south along Fort Washington Avenue. At Bennett Park, stop to see the stone marker that notes this spot as the highest natural point in Manhattan.
|Walking south through Washington Heights - a stairway that ressembles those in the steep Montmartre section of Paris. This leads to 181st Street, a picturesque street with excellent views of the George Washington Bridge.|
|Jay Hood Wright Park, near 174th and Fort Washington Avenue, with a jungle gym inspired by the nearby bridge.|
|It's the 100th anniversary of The Grinnell, an historic apartment building that sits on an unusual triangular lot at the intersection of Broadway and Riverside Drive. Very much thanks to Matthew Spady, the organizer of the centennial events, as well as webmaster extraordinaire of the Audubon Park Historic District, for inviting me to his building's birthday party celebrations this past Sunday. The residents I met took great pride in their building. Check out the website and Matthew's great virtual walking tour of the neighborhood.|
|Blue skies provide a good backdrop for the Sutherland at 611 West 158th Street. See website for more information on this building and others in the historic district.|
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Images by Walking Off the Big Apple from Sunday, October 17, 2010. More images in this set on Flickr WOTBA.