Description This is of the structure on the northern end of the lake in FDR park, Philadelphia. This was a quiet place for me during my first year in Philly. I would go for runs and bike ride there. There is a lovely skateboarding park there under the highway bridge.
I saw a Great Blue Heron there one day. The distance from the noise of the city is calming. You can hear it, but the sounds are very far away. The park is an estuary and experiences changes in tide. The structure in the painting reminded me of something I had sketched over 15 years ago.
FDR Park's existing waterways are remnants of the tidal marsh and channel system that originally occupied this area. The Park also includes two ecosystems that are nearly extinct in Pennsylvania - coastal plain forests and fresh water tidal marsh.