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Photo Walk-The Old Croton Aqueduct II (Second Half)

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Please come join Photo Lets Glo for a Photo Walk :

"The Old Croton Aqueduct II (Second Half)"


On Saturday, July 27th, in Irvington, NY at 12:30PM

The Croton Aqueduct or Old Croton Aqueduct was a large and complex water distribution system constructed for New York Citybetween 1837 and 1842. The great aqueducts, which were among the first in the United States, carried water by gravity 41 miles (66 km) from the Croton RiverinWestchester County to reservoirs in Manhattan. It was built because local water resources had become polluted and inadequate for the growing population of the city. Although the aqueduct was largely superseded by the New Croton Aqueduct, which was built in 1890, the Old Croton Aqueduct remained in service until 1955.

It does not matter whether you use a Smart Phone, Point-and-Shoot or DSLR to take photos or is you are a beginner or advanced photographer.

The photo walk is free of charge. The walk will be limited to 18 people. Registration is required.

It would greatly be appreciated if you would not be able to attend the walk after you have made your reservation, to please cancel your reservation on Eventbrite.

We will meet right in front of the Irvington Public Library at 12 South Aster Street which is the red brick directly across the street from the Irvington train station. I will be right in front of the library holding up a sign for the photo walk.

We will begin the walk right at the library and then walk a short distance to the Trent Building. Then head up Main Street to the Aqueduct.

This part of the Aqueduct leads right to Lyndhust. Lyndhurst, also known as the Jay Gould estate, is a Gothic Revival Mansion that sits in its own 67-acre (27 ha) park beside the Hudson River in Tarrytown, New York. We will be able to walk around the grounds.

IMPORTANT NOTICE and disclaimer: Please note this photo walk leads onto the grounds at Lyndhurst to walk around only. It does not include any tours or entrance into the mansion and is not connected to Lyndhurst in any way. The mansion is now opened for the season and would require the purchase of a ticket to tour the inside. If you wish to tour the mansion you would have to personally purchase the tickets on your own and you would be solely be responsible for the tickets you purchased.

I have already given a few walks on the first part of the Aqueduct. This walk is for the second part of the Aqueduct in Irvington.

We will be doing a lot of walking. The Aqueduct is a dirt road and several people jog with their dogs. I would suggest wearing comfortable closed shoes, sneakers. It would also be a good idea to bring a bottle of water.

I am pleased to annouce that I have set up an online calander. You will be able to check that to see what photo walks I will have coming up.

Here is the link for the calendar

http://localendar.com/public/Photoletsglo

Driving Directions:

From Interstate 287 exit 9, take Route 9 south for 1.6 miles. At the traffic light, turn right on Main Street. (There is a Shell Station and the Irvington Delight Market right on the corner of Main Street.) Continue to end of Main Street. The train station will be directly in front of you at the end of Main Street and the library will be red brick builidng directly to your left. Turn left and then immediatley turn right and park in the train station parking lot. The parking at the train station is free on the weekends.

Directions by Metro North:

Take the Hudson Line from Grand Central to the Irvington, NY Train Station.

The library will be the red brick building directly accross the street from the train station.

Here are the links to places we will be covering:

The Trent Building (Formally the Cosmopitan Building):

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Irvington_Cosmopolitan_Building.jpg

The Old Croton Aqueduct

https://aqueduct.org/

Lyndhurst

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyndhurst_(mansion)

If you have any questions you can contact me at:

photoletsglo@gmail.com

I look forward to seeing everyone at the photo walk.

Thank you

Photo Lets Glo

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