After shoveling and de-icing the steps and sidewalk this morning, I walked over to the landmarked Prospect Park South Historic District for the photo op. I'm glad I did. I was rewarded with these beautiful, snowy images.
I concentrated on Albemarle Road as part of my research into the history of its design and documentation of the current landscape for my Urban Garden Design class at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Somebody has to do it.
Looking toward the northwest corner of Albemarle and Rugby Roads
Albemarle Road, South side, looking west from Buckingham Road. Behind the chain link fence on the left lies the Flatbush CommUNITY Garden.
DetailsThe border of Prospect Park South is delineated by these brick posts surmounted with concrete planters. The street labels have been replaced at least once, having been weathered to near-illegibility from a century of exposure. The monogram is "PPS": Prospect Park South.
Some of Brooklyn's famous parrots were flocked high up in the top of this snowy American Elm tree on Albemarle Road. There are three parrots in this cropped image. If I were to produce an invasive species calendar, this would be a good image for it.
Holly, Flatbush Malls, Albemarle Road
Branches, Flatbush Malls, Albemarle Road
Lantern, 131 Buckingham Road, "The Japanese House"
1203 Albemarle Road
1305 Albemarle Road
1406 Albemarle Road / 135 Rugby Road, Prospect Park South, Flatbush, Brooklyn
1505 Albemarle Road
1510 Albemarle Road
143 Buckingham Road
131 Buckingham Road