My friend and I went to Wave Hill in the Bronx last Saturday. It is a 28 acre public garden overlooking the Hudson River and the Palisades across the river in New Jersey. Just inside the entrance you can see this great pergola. It is on a hill and if you look you can see the Palisades just below the back edge of the pergola.
I wanted to also sketch the view from down below looking up at the pergola. There was a doorway underneath but I'm not sure what it led to...storage maybe. While I was painting this a whole herd of people started heading down the hill in my direction. Of course they blocked my view of the bottom of the scene for a while. It turned out that a falconer was going to do a demonstration where he released a young falcon and it was going to fly off and then return to him. It took a bit longer than he expected because there was a bald eagle flying in the area and he wouldn't come close to the eagle.
My final sketch for the day was of part of one of the buildings. The cafe and several conference rooms are inside the building.