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Hidden Palisades Gem: “The Glass Forest”

This past Sunday I was super lucky to get a tour of the Palisades neighborhood where I previously hadn’t spent too much time walking around. To say I was blown away is an understatement. There were many highlights but among my favorites in the neighborhood (stay tuned for more favorites) was the “Glass Forest” in Palisades park. Walking down this old trolley trail (which used to travel to Glen Echo Park) I had no idea such a magical place was waiting.


Old trolley trail

You turn down a little path off the trolley trail and soon enter a different world.  At first you’re not quite sure if you are looking at a tree or a sculpture:

And that is truly the tip of the iceberg. You soon see sculpture after sculpture after sculpture leading up to “The Glass Forest” (I’m told it was named by a child in the neighborhood):

It is a such a mystical, magical place that the photos hardly do it justice. I’d need some super panorama lens to even attempt to capture how wild the place looks. Seemingly every time you turn your head or walk five feet you come across another sculpture. The next time you’re in or near the Palisades you gotta check it out for yourself. Head to 5200 Sherier Place, NW and follow the old trolley trail… A huge thanks to Janice for leading the way.

Lots more photos after the jump.

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