After an amazing Thanksgiving dinner with my wife and some friends, I woke up feeling the need to burn some calories. Of course, I wandered over to Franklin Park for a few hours. The air was cold but the sun was out, casting that harsh New England winter light that makes the leafless trees and icy pond feel stark and beautiful. Below are 10 views, taken with my iPhone (no pro gear here!) and I’ve linked them to my posts about the Park if you want to read about why I find some of these spots interesting. Enjoy!
Above: At the Clubhouse for the golf course, the drinking fountain was leaking onto the icy ground.
Above: By the Clubhouse, a view out over the golf course from atop the hill in Abbottswood.
Above: Cattails in the empty Lily Pond.
Above: The Healing Fountain in the Mother’s Rest, near Abbottswood and the Lily Pond.
Above: A tree ruined by Hurricane Irene with The Lily Pond and Abbottswood in the background. I liked the discarded “Marty Walsh For Mayor” sign by the tree stump.
Above: Geese on Scarborough Pond, with the Foot Bridge in the background.
Above: A panoramic view from atop Rock Milton.
Above: With the leaves off the trees, The Staircase To Nowhere is easier to find, although there is still nothing to indicate why it’s there.