These houses sit in the Spuyten Duyvil section of the Bronx, on Palisade Avenue. Named the Villas Charlotte Brontë, they were built in 1926 and contain 17 co-op apartments with stunning views. The evening I was there featured a murky sky that was not favorable for photography until almost the exact moment of sunset, when the sun dipped below the cloud line and appeared, throwing off some nice color. I just caught the sun as it dipped below the cliffs of the Palisades, , but my rushed shots still ended up with some blown out highlights I could not recover.
Nevertheless, I felt especially lucky to have stumbled upon this sunset on a perfect night when the sun prefectly split the two buildings, effectively on what you might call “Bronxhenge,” cousin to the more famous Manhattanhenge. I also appreciated that my visit here, although planned, led me unexpectedly to this vista, which I previously knew only through the photos of others, and led me to include it in my list of great photo spots in the Bronx.