Roosevelt Island on a Sunday afternoon

I checked out Roosevelt Island this past Sunday for the past time even though I’ve been living in the area for seven years now. I’ve always thought you could only get to the island by car. Little did I know there was a trail that lead from the Key Bridge to the foot bridge connecting the island to Arlington, Virginia.


I discovered the trail and made my way over the footbridge with some friends last Sunday afternoon. It was a beautiful day outside. The sun was out and no humidity. We did some exploring, stopping by the Teddy Roosevelt statue and made our way to the eastern part of the island.


We had an unexpected surprise while walking along the trail, a deer encounter.


It wasn’t very far from the trail. I got as close as I could to take some pictures without spooking it. I was a little surprised it didn’t just run off right away. Then again, it’s probably used to see humans on a regular basis.

I really enjoyed walking around the island. I liked how it gives you the feeling that you’re not in DC.

All of my photos of Roosevelt Island can be found in this Flickr set.

Matthew Dailey

Web developer, photographer, and Photoshop user.