New York/Mohonk

The Shawangunk Ridge from Skytop — © Brian Rose

Here are a few more photographs of the Mohonk Preserve just west of New Paltz, New York about two hours north of New York City. It’s amazing that such a landscape exists so close to one of world’s largest cities. Stay at the Mohonk Mountain House if you’ve got a few bucks to spare. It’s expensive, but refreshingly unhip, even a bit frayed at the edges. The hotel architecture is fairytale eclectic–turreted castle here, Swiss chalet there. The grounds are dotted with small pavilions nestled on rocky outcroppings, a throwback to the 19th century concept of the romantic landscape.

Skytop Reservoir — © Brian Rose

Mohonk Preserve — © Brian Rose

2 thoughts on “New York/Mohonk

  1. Mike Cannone

    Nicely done. Funny, I found myself scanning the horizon looking for the WTC. Your photos for the book-to-be are on my mind I guess. I enjoyed the muted colors of Mohonk Preserve.

  2. admin Post author

    Yes, quite the contrast. Only two hours drive apart. The WTC pictures were on my mind, too.

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