Friday, September 28, 2007

Washington Square Arch

Today I’m showing a picture of the arch in Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village. I was just reading online that the original arch was constructed to celebrate the centennial of George Washington’s inauguration as president. That first temporary arch was so popular that a permanent one was commissioned and was modeled after the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Washington Square Park is always a good people-watching spot.

I’m afraid I won’t be near my computer on Friday, so I can’t look at all of your beautiful photos. So I’ll wish everyone a happy weekend now and see you Monday!

Thursday, September 27, 2007


This is a picture of one of the waterfalls in the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. In addition to having beautiful gardens, there is a very large woodland there, which you can hike through. The Bronx River runs through it as well. I love the sound of a waterfall!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007


I love the independent bakeries like this one in Soho. Unfortunately as New York seems to be taken over by the chain stores, they are disappearing. Vesuvio Bakery is one of my favorites, with delicious bread! They didn't have much in the window when I passed by on this day, but what was inside looked wonderful.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Cotton Ball Clouds

I know the photo doesn't do it justice, but the clouds were so unusual this day that I couldn't resist taking a photo. I've always found cloud formations interesting and I wish I knew more about the different types. These clouds looked like hundreds of little cotton balls. I don't know what the scientific term for that is!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Sign from the Past

I always like seeing these advertisements from the past, especially the ones with the old phone numbers. For some reason it feels a little bit like going back in time. When they are covered over by new buildings or new signs, it seems like we lose a link with the old New York. I'm sure you must have signs like this in your cities too.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Union Square

Today I'm showing a view of Union Square in Manhattan. There is a wonderful greenmarket there several times a week and that's where I took the photos of the tomatoes and corn that I showed last week. Union Square is also a place where lots of meetings and demonstrations take place, and there is a Christmas market there in December. It's quite a center of activity. I wish you all a good weekend!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Rainy Day

I don't have an exciting shot for today, just a window I saw at New York University. I'm not sure why the umbrellas were there but I thought they were colorful. I hope it's not a rainy day today wherever you are!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


I was in Greenwich Village a few weeks ago and passed by the Jefferson Market Garden so I went in and took a stroll. It is a lovely little garden and it makes you almost forget you are in the midst of Manhattan. The Jefferson Market building used to be a courthouse and is now a public library. I thought this greenhouse was pretty. I'd love to have a garden with a greenhouse some day!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Flatiron Building

Here's another typical New York photo, that many visitors like to photograph too. I've tried to take pictures of the Flatiron Building (at 23rd and Fifth) before, but haven't been too pleased with the results. I'd love the see the inside of this building someday!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Soho Photo Shoot

I was walking in Soho over the weekend and came across this photographer and her subject. So I snapped my own photo. (They seemed to be attracting a lot of attention!) I hope this week is a good one for everyone.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Favorite Flower

This was my favorite flower from a recent visit to the New York Botanical Garden. I have no idea what type of flower, I just liked the color and shape of it and I thought I would share it with you all. Have a great weekend and see you Monday!

Thursday, September 13, 2007


Another photo I took during my run last week...this is of people getting ready to take a kayak ride in the Hudson. During the warmer months, free kayak rides are offered through the Downtown Boathouse. ( You can take out a kayak for a half-an-hour and it's really fun!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Tugboat Races

The weekend before last I went for a run in Riverside Park and I happened upon the Tugboat Races, which take place every year in New York. The tugboats race up the Hudson River from lower Manhattan, then stop, turn around and race back down. This was on the leg of the race back downtown. I believe some of the tugboats are historic ones which are on view at the South Street Seaport. They also have a tugboat pushing contest, but I didn't see that one. I was glad I happened to bring my camera along that day!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

World Trade Center

This is a picture of visitors to the World Financial Center looking out over the former World Trade Center site. I took this photo a few months ago, but thought it might be an appropriate post for today.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Monday Night Football

I went past this billboard a few weeks ago and thought it might be a good picture for a Monday post. So I figured why not today, on the first day of Monday Night Football. Enjoy the season to all the football fans out there! Have a good week everyone!

Friday, September 7, 2007

Future U.S. Open Players

I love to go see some of the U.S. Open matches, but unfortunately I haven't made it there this year. I did see some of the Open related activities they had around the city, including screens showing the tennis live at Rockefeller Center and Madison Square Park. This was a tennis clinic for kids at Madison Square Park. It looks like it was fun. I wish I was going to the finals this weekend! Have a good one and see you Monday!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Summer Favorites

One reason I'm sorry to see summer go is I will miss all the delicious summer vegetables in the farmer's markets. (These pictures are from the Union Square market last weekend.) My favorites are tomatoes and corn, and the peaches too. Oh well, at least we'll have some for a few more weeks!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Coney Island Beach

Monday was the last day that the beaches and public pools were open in New York so there were a lot of people out enjoying the beach at Coney Island. It was such a beautiful day. (I read that one of the lifeguards at the Coney Island beach had to rescue a little shark that had gotten too close to shore that day. I'm glad I didn't see any sharks!)

Farewell to summer!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007


There's been talk recently that the amusement park at Coney Island would close this year. I hope it doesn't because we would lose a part of New York history. In case it does close, I visited this weekend to take a few pictures. I rode the cyclone once a while back, but unfortunately not this time!

(Sorry for no post yesterday, for some reason I couldn't get blogger to cooperate.)