Long ago one winter day, we huddled under the dark cloth, both to view this image on the ground glass, and just as important, to escape the biting wind. A pot of our homeade vegetable soup was simmering for dinner (much appreciated by Dad). We had the park to ourselves. On this day it could not have been more disparate. No you, tourists up the ass (like the species in general, they will walk in front of a person with a tripod as easily as they step out of their car with their snotty kids), and of course, no snow. The structure has remained solid and resolute since it was established in November of 1870.
"I saw behind me those who had gone, and before me those who are to come. I looked back and saw my father, and his father, and all our fathers, and in front to see my son, and his son, and the sons and sons beyond." Richard Llewellyn