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A small Victorian house at Snug Harbor on Staten Island, New York City

Sailors’ Snug Harbor, also known as Sailors Snug Harbor or Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden or, informally, Snug Harbor, is a collection of architecturally significant 19th-century buildings set in a park along the Kill Van Kull on the north shore of Staten Island in New York City, United States. It was once a home for aged sailors and is now an 83-acre city park. Some of the buildings and the grounds are used by arts organizations under the umbrella of the Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden. Sailors’ Snug Harbor includes 26 Greek Revival, Beaux Arts, Italianate and Victorian style buildings. The site is considered Staten Island’s “crown jewel” and “an incomparable remnant of New York’s 19th-century seafaring past.” It is a National Historic Landmark District.

Captured with a the full frame Sony A7r and processed with added textures in Photoshop

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  • Nigel Bangert
    Nigel Bangert8 months ago

    This is an amazing image Chris and I love the processing. The place sounds fascinating, are we going to see the other buildings too ???

  • Probably not here Nigel but the whole set is on my FB page. Thanks for the compliment, cheers

    – Chris Lord

  • JRGarland
    JRGarland8 months ago


  • Another one from Snug Harbor,glad you liked it, thanks JR, cheers

    – Chris Lord

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsy8 months ago

  • Oh COOL! Thanks very much, this is greatly appreciated and makes my day! Cheers

    – Chris Lord

  • lorilee
    lorilee8 months ago


  • Most kind of you Lorilee, thanks very much

    – Chris Lord

  • MotherNature
    MotherNature8 months ago

    What a beautiful work! Congratulations on your feature in Textures Over layer Unlimited – this is an immediate favorite:>) I enjoyed the history, too.

  • Good of you to read all that Carol and I’m happy you enjoyed this one. Thanks very much for the kind words and congrats. Cheers

    – Chris Lord

  • ctheworld
    ctheworld8 months ago

  • Features are always very greatly appreciated, thank you so much for the honor, cheers

    – Chris Lord

  • Ms-Bexy
    Ms-Bexy8 months ago

    haunting and mesmerizing. I just want to look at all the little details! :)

  • I’m a happy shooter then :-) Thanks very much Rebekah, that’s a great and very encouraging comment, cheers

    – Chris Lord

  • MotherNature
    MotherNature8 months ago

    This is an old favorite of mine – I love the air of mystery and the bird in the tree. Congratulations on your feature in Textures Over layer Unlimited :>)

  • Thanks so much Carol, pleased that you like it, I needed a little encouragement on this one, just wasn’t sure so that’s greatly appreciated. Cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • dgscotland
    dgscotland8 months ago

    This is magic also Chris.

  • Much obliged to you Derek, these are always really and truly appreciated, Thank you most kindly

    – Chris Lord

  • Angelika  Vogel
    Angelika Vogel7 months ago

    Wonderful work!!

  • Much appreciated Angelika, thank you kindly, have a wonderful weekend.

    – Chris Lord

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