Saturday, January 16, 2010

Topiary Horse Tavern on the Green

Topiary Horse Tavern on the Green

Topiary Horse Tavern on the Green

Topiary Horse Tavern on the Green
The restaurant is located in New York City's Central Park at Central Park West and West 67th Street on Manhattan's Upper West Side. It was originally the sheepfold that housed the sheep that grazed Sheep Meadow, built to a design by Calvert Vaux in 1870. It became a restaurant as part of a 1934 renovation of the park under Robert Moses, New York City's Commissioner of Parks.

Topiary is the art of creating sculptures in the medium of clipped trees, shrubs and sub-shrubs. The word derives from the Latin word for an ornamental landscape gardener, topiarius, creator of topia or "places", a Greek word that Romans applied also to fictive indoor landscapes executed in fresco.

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Gayathri said...

Looks very nice. I wish to go this restaurant while i come to New york. Keep blogging and thanks for sharing.

sookietex said...

Hi, Gayathri, thank you for stopping by. Sorry to say Tavern On The Green is no more. The topiary photographs were taken on the day the restaurant closed permanently.

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