City Island, Bronx - part 2
A winter trip to a small island in the north of New York
(Photos/words © urban75, Dec 2007)
More photos taken around City Island.
The abandoned Neptune Inn, which was closed after a fire. Inside, you could still see some table settings left in place and parts of the collapsed roof.
The walls were painted with a bizarre selection of images: the Virgin Mary, a cowboy character (a pie-stuffed Clint Eastwood?) and, rather poignantly, a peeling image of the Twin Towers.
The paintings run along the side of the building, with these sporting a Roman theme.
The Statue of Liberty, a weird Disneyland type castle sculpture and some sort of Italiante structure.
End of the road at the southern tip of City Island Avenue.
City Island has a wide and varied wildlife, including raccoons, squirrels, brown snakes, rabbits, wild turkey, occasional deer and skunk, stray cats and coyotes.
Just like in London, bright green parrots (monk parakeets) have adapted to the climate and can be seen nesting in the many telegraph poles.
Where the road runs out.
Remains of a wooden pier.
Warning red light. Keep on driving and you're in the drink!
Beautifully detailed Victorian house.
Street view showing curious tree growth.
Houses and warning light, with Hart Island in the distance.
Road signs detail.
Lively coloured house with patriotic flag flapping in the yard.
Mighty purdy l'il cottage.
Another selection of street signs.
Delightful Colonial-style, New England architecture.