Prospect Park In Lights

I finished a much-needed day at home alone yesterday with a ride around Prospect Park, to photograph Prospect Park In Lights, a set of holiday lighting displays at the various grand entrances to the park. It was a mild evening (aren’t they all, nowadays?) and perfect to be out on the bike.



Bailey Fountain, Grand Army Plaza

Bailey Fountain
Bailey Fountain

Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch,
Grand Army Plaza

Grand Army Plaza
Grand Army Plaza

Bartel Pritchard Square
(Prospect Park West and Prospect Park Southwest)

Bartel Pritchard Square (Prospect Park West and Prospect Park Southwest)

Park Circle
(Prospect Park Southwest and Parkside Avenue)

Park Circle (Prospect Park Southwest and Parkside Avenue)
Park Circle (Prospect Park Southwest and Parkside Avenue)

Parkside and Ocean Avenues

Parkside and Ocean Avenues
Parkside and Ocean Avenues
Parkside and Ocean Avenues
Parkside and Ocean Avenues
Parkside and Ocean Avenues

Forgive the unsteady camera, but here’s an animated look at the changing colors:

Parkside Avenue and Ocean Avenue

Looking out of the park towards Ocean and Parkside

Parkside and Ocean Avenues

Lincoln Road and Parkside Avenue

Christmas balcony

Back home

And back home


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6 Responses to Prospect Park In Lights

  1. harrietbrown says:

    Thanks very much! That was a pleasure! I’m glad you enjoyed your day … Happy Holidays!

  2. narode says:

    Prospect Park in Lights

    What a beautiful treat for spectators. The sequences of distant & close-up views are so effective.

  3. I’ll be honest (I know, I know, I’m sorry): I hate Prospect Park in Lights, hate-hate-hate it (mainly, I’m just sore because they mucked with Grand Army Plaza’s Christmas tree/Hanukkah menorah shtick).

    But, your photos are gorgeous!

    • ken says:

      Thanks! What exactly did they muck with? I’m not sure I’ve paid that much attention to the holiday decorations in years past.

      • They used to have a real (well, a “real”) Christmas tree in place of that conical thing, and there wasn’t that sheet of lights that they sort of haphazardly flung around the Hanukkah menorah.

        Parts of the park are nice with the lights, but Grand Army Plaza was just fine without ’em, and if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.

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