I saw these musicians the other day, but I walked by just as they were finishing their concert. Too bad because I liked their music. I hope I see them again some day!
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
This past week was Fleet Week in New York, an annual event where about 3,000 sailors, Marines and Coast Guard members came to the city for a weeklong visit. This year the ships were docked in Manhattan and Staten Island. This is a photo of the USS Wasp, which was docked at Pier 90 in Manhattan and which leaves today. Unfortunately I got there too late to take a tour of the ship. Maybe next year!
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Friday, May 25, 2007
This is a view of Bryant Park in the evening. The tall building on the right is the Radiator Building, a New York landmark that is now the Bryant Park Hotel. It was the subject of a 1927 Georgia O'Keeffe painting. Here is a link to some information about it.
Enjoy the long holiday weekend (for those in the U.S.!) and see you on Tuesday.
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Today I am showing a picture of the Peace Fountain on the grounds of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine (Amsterdam Avenue between 110th and 113th streets). It is by the artist Greg Wyatt. Another time I will show you some photos I have of the inside of the cathedral.
Monday, May 21, 2007
Friday, May 18, 2007
Thursday, May 17, 2007
I've passed the croquet fields in Central Park many times but I've never seen anyone playing there before. This weekend I went by and there were players there! So, I took some pictures. I don't know if wearing white is required. I haven't played croquet since I was a kid, but this looked like fun!
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
I walked past this building yesterday and the sun seemed to be hitting it just right. It is the Hearst Tower and I read that it is New York's first "green" skyscraper. Apparently the grids you can see on the outside help to save energy, and it has special windows that reflect the light in summer to keep it cooler. The building also has tanks to collect rainwater and they've used recycled furniture and carpets inside. A good idea!
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
I took this photograph in The Cloisters, the branch of The Metropolitan Museum devoted to the art of medieval Europe. I have lots of photos from the Cloisters which I will show you over time. The stained glass in this window comes from France. For people who haven't visited before, this museum is in Fort Tryon Park in upper Manhattan. It's a beautiful museum.
Monday, May 14, 2007
Yesterday some friends and I celebrated the birthday of our friend Mary Beth (she's standing on the left) at the Boat Basin Cafe. I promised them I would put this photo on my blog. Happy Birthday Mary Beth!
Friday, May 11, 2007
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
Monday, May 7, 2007
This weekend I was in Long Island City, Queens and I passed this building covered in graffiti. It is called 5Pointz and apparently graffiti artists come from around the world to work here. I read online that it is the only nonprofit organization in the world dedicated to graffiti art. I never heard of it before! It was pretty amazing in person.
Friday, May 4, 2007
Thursday, May 3, 2007
Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
Even though these pictures are not very good, I thought I would show the Panorama of the City of New York, which I saw last weekend in the Queens Museum and thought was so interesting!
This is information from the Queens Museum website - Built by Robert Moses for the 1964 World’s Fair, this 9,335 square foot architectural model includes every single building constructed before 1992 in all five boroughs; that is a total of 895,000 individual structures. The Panorama was built by a team of 100 people working for the architectural model makers Raymond Lester Associates in the three years before the opening of the 1964 World’s Fair.