Monday, August 30, 2010
This is a photo of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. According to Wikipedia it commemorates the Union Army soldiers and sailors who served in the American Civil War. It was dedicated on Memorial Day, 1902 and takes the form of a Corinthian temple. That's the Hudson River and New Jersey in the background.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Is that spiderman I just saw flying by?! Kite flying seems to be a very popular past time in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens. The towers you can see are part of the New York State Pavilion that was designed by Philip Johnson for the 1964-65 World's Fair. The taller tower was the highest point of the fair and held an observation deck for visitors.
Monday, August 23, 2010
I was walking through Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal a few weeks ago and came across this billboard, the world's largest made of Post-it notes. It was there to mark the 30th anniversary of Post-it notes and included an exhibition and competition of student-created art works as well.
Friday, August 20, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
This is a view from the High Line, the elevated park near the meatpacking district, as seen through an interactive exhibit called "Viewing Station" designed by the artist Richard Galpin. Visitors can look through this cut-out for an interesting view of the surrounding buildings. You can read more about it here.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
This is another photo from my visit to the Metropolitan Museum. This is the exhibit they have on the roof now called "Big Bambu" created by the artists Doug and Mike Starn. It's meant to look like a cresting wave and it's even possible to climb about on it. Very neat. Enjoy your weekend!
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
This weekend I went to the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, an annual event in Flushing Meadows Corona Park Queens. The festival includes boat races and lots of food plus traditional Chinese dance and music, martial arts and other cultural events. You can read more about the festival here. It was a lot of fun!
Thursday, August 5, 2010
I recently had a delicious Italian filled donut (called a bomboloni) at this bakery on the Upper West Side on Columbus Avenue at 68th Street. If you are in the neighborhood, I would recommend stopping by! Why didn't I think to take a picture of the bomboloni itself instead of the sign!
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
This is a shot from Chelsea Market, a conglomeration of various gourmet food shops and bakeries found under one roof in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. It's always worth a visit, especially if you are hungry! (I'm searching through the old shots, sorry if I've posted this before!)