Friday, October 28, 2005

FDR's Estate, Hyde Park

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View from FDR's patio, looking northwest across the Hudson River
apple orchards and walking trails are seen in the foreground

Quick walk around today at Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Estate in Hyde Park, NY. I've lived here almost all my life and never visited. In college, we used to skip classes and head for Vanderbilt's place, also in Hyde Park. The formal, terraced gardens and remote locations near the river were more appealing for us college students, I suppose. Tours of old buildings seemed a bit stuffy back then. My recent interest in history will take me back here soon, though. Much to learn about and what a view! They also have miles of trails down near the river that connect to the northern Vanderbilt Estate. This weekend is peak foliage here in the Hudson Valley...might have to battle the crowds and take a trip with the family.

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-FDR's home, Springwood, as seen from the lower hiking trail
-A view west across the Hudson
-From FDR's southern patio
-the Rose Garden, also FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt's gravesite
-Springwood, FDR's residence


At 5:06 PM, Blogger kaylee said...

Great photos.


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