Friday, October 30, 2009

Central Park Leaves

The leaves in Central Park are now starting to change. You can see them peeking out in the middle of this shot taken from the upper west side of Manhattan. Sorry for the quality of the photo, I took it through a window! Enjoy your weekend!


Thursday, October 29, 2009

Riverside Church

This is the altar at Riverside Church, a beautiful church in Morningside Heights in Manhattan. It's a very large church with an active congregation and many programs. I've never been to a service there but I'd like to some day.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Street creatures


I've noticed these creatures painted on streets recently. I wonder if they have a purpose or mean something. I guess you'd call them spacemen perhaps or robots. Anyway, maybe someone knows what they are all about. This one was on 7th Avenue and 34th Street.

Park Avenue

Some nice fall color in the chyrsanthemums along Park Avenue. They always decorate it so nicely for the seasons. Enjoy your Tuesday!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Subway Art

I finally had a chance to see the newly installed artwork by the artist Sol LeWitt at the 59th Street Columbus Circle subway station. Called "Whirls and Twirls (MTA)" the art was conceived by the artist for this spot and was created before he died in 2007. You can read more about it in a New York times article here. It is quite vibrant in person. Have a good week.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Lipstick building

I've always liked the look of this building at 53rd Street and Third Avenue in Manhattan., called the Lipstick Building. Here is an excerpt from Wikipedia: "The building receives its name from its shape and color, which resemble a tube of lipstick. At three levels, blocks of the building recede as part of Manhattan's zoning regulation in which the building is required to recede within its spatial envelope, to increase the availability of light to street level. The shape, which is unusual in comparison to surrounding buildings, uses less space at the base than a regular skyscraper would use. This provides more room for the high numbers of pedestrians who travel via Third Avenue."

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Pomme de New York

This apple is part of a series of sculptures visible along Park Avenue by the French artists Claude and Fran├žois-Xavier Lalanne. Here is some info about the exhibit from the Daily Plant: "This is the first-ever, large-scale outdoor exhibition in the U.S. of Claude & Fran├žois-Xavier Lalanne’s sculptures. From September 13 – November 20, 2009 more than eight monumental works and a single work comprised of 12 individual sculptures will span multiple-sites on Park Avenue between 52nd and 57th streets."


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Brooklyn Church

I wish I could tell you something about this church that I saw in Brooklyn this summer. Unfortunately I didn't write down the name and now I can't seem to identify it online. It's on a pretty street in Brooklyn Heights. I'm sure it must have some historial significance!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Met Lights

Here is a photo of one of the Austrian crystal chandeliers inside the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center. Right before each performance the chandeliers slowly rise up to the top of the ceiling, and that's always one of my favorite moments. There's a New York Times article here about the refurbishment of the chandeliers in 2008.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Nello

To publicize the opening of the Big Apple Circus, Bello the clown did a rope walk from the David Koch Theater to Avery Fisher Hall a few weeks ago, going over the fountain at Lincoln Center. The spectators were all quite nervous!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Last Maine


Just a peaceful autumnal scene to end the week. I wish you all a great weekend and see you next week!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Olsen house

This is a shot of the Olsen house in Cushing, Maine. It's part of the Farnsworth Art Museum now. The painter Andrew Wyeth spent a lot of time here and the house and the people who lived here were the inspiration for many of his works. The painting "Christina's World," now at MOMA in New York, was painted here.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Oysters

Aren't these beautiful! This is a platter of oysters from the Pemaquid Oyster Festival in Damariscotta, Maine. They take their seafood seriously in Maine! Here is a description excerpted from http://www.oysterguide.com/: "Another brilliant oyster from the deepest holes of the Damariscotta River. Pemaquids are even brinier than Glidden Points, very firm, deliciously lemony and light, with a rock-hard brown-and-white shell. It’s hard to believe an oyster that substantial could taste so clean." I agree!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


This is a shot of the Marshall's Point Lighthouse near Port Clyde, Maine. There are over 60 lighthouses in the "down east" past of Maine. Here is a description from http://www.lighthousegetaway.com/: "Port Clyde has a long tradition as an artist’s retreat. Andrew Wyeth had a studio here, and his son Jaime is not far away. The picturesque harbor and the light at Marshall Point still serve as a classroom for art workshops. The 31 foot tower of bricks with a granite base was built in 1823 and refurbished in 1857. "

Monday, October 12, 2009

Maine

I'm back from traveling. Sorry I've been away for a while. I was hoping to catch up on some New York photos, but I just haven't had the time. So, for a few days I'm going to show a few shots from Maine. What a beautiful place, I didn't want to leave! This is the coast near Rockland, Maine.