Friday, August 31, 2007

Art Deco

This is another picture I took a while ago. (You can tell I'm running out of photos!) These figures are found on the outside of Radio City Music Hall in Midtown. It opened in the 1930s so I figure it has an Art Deco style. I thought the details were very colorful. I hope everyone has a nice weekend and see you Monday!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Grand Central Terminal Clock

Here’s another shot I took a while ago of the clock outside Grand Central Terminal on 42nd Street. Probably if you have been to New York before, you’ve taken the same shot! This is some information from Wikipedia:

Outside the station, the clock in front of the Grand Central facade facing 42nd Street contains the world's largest example of Tiffany glass and is surrounded by sculptures carved by the John Donnelly Company of Minerva, Hercules and Mercury. For the terminal building French sculptor Jules-Felix Coutan created what was at the time of its unveiling (1914) considered to be the largest sculptural group in the world. It was 48 feet (14.6 m) high, the clock in the center having a circumference of 13 feet (4 m).

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Colorful Wall

I took this photo several months ago when I walked past this advertisement for a concert at Town Hall. I forgot about it until I walked by the same place last week, and noticed that the wall is painted a plain green now. Nothing lasts forever I guess!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Another Old and New

Here's another example of older and newer architecture in New York. A visitor to this blog had suggested once that I take a photo featuring these two buildings. I found this one that I had from a few months back. I'm afraid I don't know the buildings. I like the older one much better!

Monday, August 27, 2007

Platform View

Nothing special today, just a sunset view I took looking out over Harlem from the 125th Street subway platform a few weeks ago. Have a nice week everyone!

Friday, August 24, 2007

National Museum of the American Indian

Back in June I showed a photo of a window from the National Museum of the American Indian. Today I thought I would show you what the whole room looks like. It is located in the U.S. Custom House in lower Manhattan. It's a nice museum and is free if you are able to visit some time. I wish you all a good weekend and see you Monday!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Bryant Park Movies

There are so many fun things to do in New York in the summertime. These people were waiting to watch "Casablanca" in Bryant Park last week, part of the summer-long film series in the Park. The movie doesn't start till after dark, but lots of people get there early to stake out their spots. I don't think there was any room left that day!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Decorated Subway

I've been seeing more subways in New York which are covered in advertisements. Every surface in this one was covered, even the seats and doors. This one looked nice because it was supposed to look like an aquarium. It was a different change from the usual yellow and orange seats!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Tweed Courthouse

When I was downtown last weekend I took this picture of the former “Tweed Courthouse” on Chambers Street in Manhattan. Here is some history:
The Old New York County Courthouse, better known as Tweed Courthouse, is architecturally one of New York's greatest civic monuments. Built between 1861 and 1881, it is the product of two of New York's most prominent 19th century architects, John Kellum and Leopold Eidlitz . Tweed is a designated New York City landmark and sections of the interior are designated interior landmarks as well.
The Tweed Courthouse is the legacy of Tammany Hall boss William M. Tweed (1823-1878), who used the construction of the building to embezzle large sums from the budget. Boss Tweed was tried in 1873 in an unfinished courtroom in this building and was convicted and jailed. After the Tweed Ring was broken up, work stopped on the building from 1872 to 1876. Construction progressed slowly after the Tweed years, and it was not until 1881 that the building was finally completed. Information from:

Monday, August 20, 2007

Lower Manhattan View

I was near the Brooklyn Bridge over the weekend so I took a few photos while I was there. I didn't get many good ones though. This is a view of lower Manhattan seen through the bridge. Have a nice week ahead!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Riverside Park Tunnel

This is approaching one of my favorite spots in Riverside Park where the path comes out along the Hudson River. It is such a nice place for a walk or a bike ride. Have a nice weekend and see you Monday.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Metropolitan Opera House at Night

Here's a shot today of the Metropolitan Opera House at night. On the right side you can see one of the Marc Chagall paintings that hang in the entrance to the Met. The Chagall paintings are quite beautiful. I'll have to go back and get a close up shot some day.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Another 42nd Street Shot

Another view of 42nd Street today, sorry to not be very original! This was taken from the same vantage point as yesterday's photo (the terrace of the movie theater on 42nd Street.) I liked having a bird's eye view on the passers-by below.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

42 Street Sunset

I thought I'd show a sunset I saw the other day along 42nd Street looking west towards the Hudson. I seem to be finding a lot of sunset shots these days!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Love Message

I saw this love message on a wall recently. It made me wonder about who inspired it. Usually the graffiti I see doesn't have that kind of theme. Happy Monday to all!

Friday, August 10, 2007

Chinatown Street

Okay, this is my last post from Chinatown, I promise. At least for a while. I love this old narrow street. It reminds me of something out of the past. I think it is Pell Street (but I'm not 100% sure!) Anyway, it is one of my favorite streets. Wishing you all a good weekend.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Chinatown Store No. 2

Another store with yummy things to eat in Chintown. I think those are pork buns on the left, which are my favorite, although it's not a good photo of them. You can always eat very well there!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Chinatown Store

I love to visit Chinatown. You can find everything there! This shop featured Hong Kong tamales, Shanghai tamales and Cantonese tamales. I’m not sure what was inside but they looked good. I’ll have to try one next time.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Police Horses

I saw this boy saying hello to some police horses the other day. I always think the policemen are brave to ride them in the city. I would be too nervous!

Monday, August 6, 2007

Slow Dancing

Today I am showing a picture of a video installation that took place last month as part of the Lincoln Center Festival. The installation was the work of the artist David Michalek and was called “Slow Dancing.” It featured videos of 43 dancers projected on three 50-foot screens outside the New York State Theater. Each video was about ten minutes long and depicted what was about 5 seconds long in real time . The whole thing was extremely beautiful. I wish the photo did it justice!

Friday, August 3, 2007

Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

This is a shot today from Yarmouth, a port town which is the entry point to Nova Scotia if you are arriving on the ferry from New England.

And, an extra shot, some paella made with delicious Nova Scotia seafood.

Have a nice weekend, it’s back to photos of New York on Monday!

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Blue Rocks, Nova Scotia

Hello everyone. I'm back after a very nice long weekend in Nova Scotia. The landscape is so beautiful there and I had a great time. I thought I'd show a few of the pictures I took. Here is one today of a sunset view from Blue Rocks, Nova Scotia. It's nice to be back!