Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Daytripping: Cold Spring, N.Y. Quintessential Hudson River View

At the bottom of Main Street in Cold Spring, N.Y., is its renowned bandstand gazebo, which has been in place since the 1920s. Surrounding are a tranquil dock and marina, the Parrott Gun cannon, brick-laid walking paths and a quintessential view of the Hudson River's east bank as it bends at the foot Storm King Mountain. This was a fitting grand finale of my Saturday daytrip to the Hudson Valley with Leo. So very lovely.Strangely, while there is a historic bed & breakfast on one side of Main Street (top), on the other are modern, fairly generic residential duplexes (bottom). What a waste of land that could have been shared by all. So curious... And now... to the waterfront... Below, in the background, is the longest train I have seen in my life. It must have been a mile long...Amen!