April 17, 2013

Kykuit Gardens, New York

Photograph by Diane Cook and Len Jenshel, National Geographic

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

The gardens of Kykuit, at the Rockefeller estate in Sleepy Hollow, New York, were planned for day or night display. A row of lindens leads to the perfection of the Temple of Aphrodite.

See more pictures from the March 2013 feature story "Night Gardens."


Watch a time-lapse sequence of a night-blooming water lily »
Go behind the scenes in a Q&A with Diane Cook and Len Jenshel »

55 comments
Shannon T
Shannon T

How peaceful it looks. Simply beautiful. I would love to visit this garden someday.

Joshua Clark
Joshua Clark

That is amazing <3 Love the night sky and the lights around the temple :)

CoShane Rich
CoShane Rich

This is a very cool photo and I like that the light is make the trees being light up.Also you can see the woman in side the little temple

B. slender man
B. slender man

this photo is great because you got the trees around the temple  .And the  way you got the statue in the building.

tyrell james
tyrell james

that is a great pic the lights make even awesome

Micaela Mustache
Micaela Mustache

This photo is really cool.I love how the temple is surrounded by trees.Also i love the temple is the only thing that is glowing.

Tabitha Sage
Tabitha Sage

You can see the beautiful stars in the sky. The light is shinning so bright. 

Ebonie Drine
Ebonie Drine

The thing that I like about this photo is how you got the little temple in the middle. I love the photo VERY GOOD PHOTO.

delbert knightman
delbert knightman

This picture is VERY AWESOME!!! what i like is that the sky is a good color, the statue is in a good position.

Ayisha Christmas
Ayisha Christmas

This picture is amazing! I love how it looks like the statue is glowing. The trees in the background look cool too.

Isaiah The Hottie
Isaiah The Hottie

This is AWESOME picture. I like the way that the lights make the statue inside glow.

Aidan Nunook
Aidan Nunook

There are so many things that make this picture amazing like how the lights radiate the surrounding giving the statue an unearthly glow, and taking the picture at night really made the glow that much more brilliant.

journee journee
journee journee

This is an AMAZING picture I like how you got the stars on the top and I like the background it is so beautiful.

matthew s.
matthew s.

Dang, this is an amazing picture. Who is the statue of, perfect lighting for the picture GREAT JOB.  

Ramsay Nike
Ramsay Nike

This picture is COOL. My favorite part is how it is so dark and there is a light coming from that. Also I like how there are trees surrounding it.

Gracee Softball
Gracee Softball

This is an awesome picture i like how the middle is light and around it is dark. I also like the trees around it where was this taken?

Bodell Cougars
Bodell Cougars

It's cool how the statue seems to be glowing. That would be a cool place to visit.

corbin beast
corbin beast

I like that it is dark enough so that the light shines on the tree behined it.  And how pritty it is right then.  SWEET PICTURE

Shai Shai
Shai Shai

The light shining out into the night looks cool. What is the statue standing in?

Cason Purell
Cason Purell

Wow this photo is awesome. I wonder where the light is coming from.

seth basketball
seth basketball

It is cool how you got the picture from farther away to show the background. I wonder who it is for.

Mallory K
Mallory K

This photo is amazing because you can see the very beutiful sky. Also I love how you got the picture in a great distance.

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