Friday, September 25, 2009

Dawn

The colors in this sunrise inspired me to pull out my camera! I liked the silhouette of the water tower on the right against the sky. I hope you enjoy a wonderful weekend! I'll be traveling next week, so I won't be able to post, but I'll be back!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Christopher Street Statues

Going back into my older photos I found this one of a group of statues from a park near Christopher Street in Greenwich Village. They almost seem frozen in time, or are about to come to life. Hopefully I'll be able to find the time to take some new photos one of these days!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Looking Up 2



While I'm on the subject of looking up, this is another shot from a while back (hopefully I didn't post this before!) of part of the Richard Meier Towers in Greenwich Village. Here is a bit of info from the website canso.harmonylogic.com: "The two Perry Street residential condominiums located in Greenwich Village mark Pritzker Prize architect Richard Meier's first Manhattan project since Westbeth in the late 1960's. The 16 story towers stand at the north and south corners of Perry and West Street in the West Village overlooking the Hudson River. Their transparent minimal form will make a striking addition to a section of the New York City skyline otherwise known for its low rise, turn of the (19th) century red brick structures.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Looking Up

New York has so many interesting and beautiful buildings, both old (or relatively old) and new. I don't know what building this is as I took this photo last year sometime, but I like the details and the perspective. I don't even know if it is a residence or an office building. It looks pretty nice though.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Strange gloves

I'm really scraping the bottom of the barrel as far as pictures go again. I just haven't had time to take any! I did snap a photo of this corner fruit and vegetable store and wasn't quite sure what was going on with the rubber gloves hanging there filled with water. Any ideas? I wish you a good week ahead.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Hudson

Here's another watery shot to end the week. This is a view of the Hudson river looking north towards the George Washington Bridge. You can also see Riverbank State Park and the Harlem Piers in the photo. Enjoy the weekend and see you Monday!


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Goldfish

In the category of things you didn't expect to stumble upon, this mini goldfish pond was in front of a brownstone in Brooklyn Heights. It was a lovely little oasis in the city. I hope the fish get to come inside during the winter time!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Dancing

...and here are members of the audience learning the dance that I mentioned yesterday. (No, I didn't give it a try, too busy taking pictures!) The dancers did a beautiful job!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Le Bal

Our local French Institute is sponsoring a festival called Crossing the Line , which kicked off on Saturday with a dance party in Central Park. Here is a description of the event from their website http://www.fiaf.org/: "Le Bal NYC opens with a dance party/picnic in Central Park’s East Meadow. Choreographers from France, including Germaine Acogny, Odile Duboc, Latifa La├óbissi, and Olivier Dubois present a fresh new take on the bal populaire, creating short dances to be taught section by section to the public." These are the dancers demonstrating a work by the choreographer Latifa La├óbissi that the audience later learned. It was a fun event!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Fogged In


A view of the Empire State Building missing its very top the other day. Actually it was covered in fog. In this photo you can see one of those old advertisements that is fading away. Have a good week.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Broadway Bridge

I happened to be near the Broadway Bridge the other day as the subway was crossing over and a Circle Line boat was going underneath. The Broadway Bridge crosses the Spuyten Duyvil creek at the northern tip of Manhattan, linking the Manhattan neighborhood of Inwood with Marble Hill in the Bronx. (Although people have told me that Marble Hill is technically still Manhattan.)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Benches

Luckily there was lots of empty space around this guy at the U.S. Open so he was able to stretch out and take a nap. I guess the match wasn't all that interesting. It was a hot day that day but things have turned chilly lately. Good weather for playing tennis!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Sunset

You can get a nice view of the sun setting over Manhattan from the U.S. Tennis Center in Queens. That's the Empire State Building on the left and the Chrysler Building towards the middle.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Coin toss

I spent a great day at the U.S. Open tennis tournament this past weekend. It was very exciting to see a lot of great tennis, though I didn't take so many photos. Did you know they toss a coin to decide who serves first. This is the coin toss before the match between Robin Soderling from Sweden on the right and the American Sam Querrey on the left. Soderling won the match. It was great fun!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Reflections

This picture combines the object-filled window and the reflections from the street. For me it's hard to tell what's in the window and what's in the reflection. I think it was on Madison Avenue somewhere. Have a good weekend everyone! Here's to the end of summer and happy labor day. See you Tuesday.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Subway Tiles

Many of the subway stations in New York have interesting mosaics. These birds were at the 81st street station on the B,C lines on the west side of Manhattan. That's the stop for the Museum of Natural History, thus the animal theme. They had some lovely mosaics along the platform.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Touches of yellow

I'm afraid I have nothing special to say about this one, I just liked the spots of yellow from the tables and the taxi cab. These people were relaxing in Tribeca near the High Line. Sorry for the boring commentary!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Buddha

This is one of the buddhas from the Rubin Museum. They had a lot of beautiful sculptures, paintings and mandalas there. And I hear they have nice jazz concerts and programs on Friday nights. I must go back!