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Random Photos from a Second Walk on the Path

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It was a last-minute decision to release pent-up energy from the past week. Windy, not very hot, good day for a walk. Windy it was, and humid, too. Today’s walk was to see what I missed last time, to find what others might overlook. Some of the overlooks were empty so I took pictures of their unique seating.

And it was me challenging myself to walk it again, this time at a brisk pace. As I neared the main span I realized I forgot to bring money for the Hudson Link bus as the free shuttle only ran on weekends, and this was Thursday.

I’d already planned to ask the driver where to send the money as I was too tired to walk back. One of the Thruway employees at the parking lot suggested I ask the New York State Police for a ride to my car.

Seeing a jeep near the back of the Welcome Center, I sighed in relief. Thank you to Trooper Griffin of Troop T for driving me across the bridge today. Appreciated the ride and conversation.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2020

A Closer Look at Art on the Bridge and Landings

Last week I walked on the trail and took pictures of the South Nyack landing and its sculpture landing through the barricades. It’s blends into and is at home on the landing.

“The artist is still there, and he’s working,” a man with a camera said, passing me as I approached the South Broadway underpass. On the other side was Chris Soria adding touches to his mural. I told him it’s beautiful, at which he turned, smiled, gave me a thumbs-up, and returned to his work.

As the path curves away from the bridge to the landing, you’ll see a sculpture that changes depending upon where you stand and creates equally-varied shadows.

You may recognize these sections of 6’ and 4’ pilings, used for the foundation and previously at the Outreach Centers. They’re just past the Tarrytown landing.

Detailed information about art on the bridge and at the landings is here. One other piece of art that got my attention was this work at the Tarrytown landing. I missed a few pieces of art and shall look for them next time.

Thank you to NYSTA crews on both landings for their help and for answering my questions about directions. Below is my shadow while taking the picture. Below is the sculpture is in-between the spur path and the Esposito Trail in South Nyack, where the Hudson Link bus driver stopped to let me off.

There are no signs in Tarrytown indicating the free shuttle bus* so I took the first bright blue bus that passed and enjoyed an air-conditioned and comfortable ride as we bypassed traffic. Yes, familiar traffic returned to the bridge.

*Later I learned it comes in-between the regularly-scheduled Hudson Link buses.

The website (click VISIT on the top menu, then FAQ from the drop-down menu) says the trip takes about 80 minutes. However, unless you walk quickly it may take longer when you factor in the heat and sun — and, of course, stopping at the six overlooks to take pictures, enjoy the views and read about Hudson Valley history.

More posts and photos to come. I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2020

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