Scenic USA - New York
Scenic USA offers a collection of select photographs from a wide variety of attractions, points of interest, historic sites, state parks and
national parks found throughout the United States. Each photo feature is coupled with a brief explanation.
For further detailed information, links to other related sites are provided.
|Photo by Charles Chessler
Charles Chessler Gallery
Built on one of the highest points in Central Park, Belvedere Castle was an additional feature designed in 1865. Adding an element of levity atop Vista Rock, Calvert Vaux, sculpture Jacob Wrey Mould and Fredrick Law Olmstead were brought back to oversee the park’s completion.
Designed to be built of Manhattan schist and dressed with grey granite, the castle was another one of the park's landscape elements. Mixing design styles of Gothic and Romanesque styles, some critics looked upon the castle as merely a frivolous shell.
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