Monday, November 30, 2009

Lincoln Center Fountain

Part of the redevelopment of the performing arts complex Lincoln Center was the installation of a new fountain, which I took this shot of recently. I read somewhere that the same company that did the fountains at the Bellagio hotel in Vegas did this one too. It's quite pretty in person.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Fifth Avenue

Wish I had a Macy's thanksgiving parade photo to show you, but since I've only ever seen it on TV, I'll have to wait for another year. This was Fifth Avenue a few days ago. As you can see it was a quiet day. Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy thanksgiving to all! Pumpkins are thanksgiving related, right?! Enjoy your holiday, for those celebrating it today.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Fall Leaves

Now that it's fall (almost winter) the leaves are almost gone in Central Park. It still looks pretty though. This was taken from the roof of the Metropolitan Museum, which they've kept open later in the season because of the rainy summer.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Van Gogh

This is a portion of a work I love at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Van Gogh's Wheat Field with Cypresses. I went to the Met for another exhibit last weekend, but somehow I always end up going back to my favorite works each time I visit.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Ansonia Hotel

This is a corner of a building I've often admired on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. It was originally built as a residential hotel and is now apartments. Here is some information excerpted from Wikipedia: "The Ansonia residents lived in luxurious apartments with multiple bedrooms, parlors, libraries, and formal dining rooms that were often round or oval. Besides the usual array of tearooms, restaurants, and a grand ballroom, the Ansonia had Turkish baths and a lobby fountain with live seals. Another unusual feature of the building is its cattle elevator, which enabled dairy cows to be stabled on the roof.

The Ansonia has had many celebrated residents, including: the baseball player, Babe Ruth; the composer, Igor Stravinksy; and the Italian tenor, Enrico Caruso, who chose the hotel to live in because of its thick walls."

Friday, November 20, 2009


...and shifting gears dramatically today, this is a photo of one of the windows at the store Barney's on Madison Avenue. They are celebrating the 35th anniversary of the tv show Saturday Night Live with these fanciful windows. These are the coneheads, I believe. Have a good weekend everyone!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Grant's Tomb - photo 2

A few days ago I showed the outside of Grant's Tomb in Morningside Heights. Here are the tombs themselves, of Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States and Civil War Army General, and his wife Julia. According to Wikipedia New York City was chosen as the burial site for Ulysses Grant so that Mrs. Grant could visit frequently, and because Grant was grateful to New Yorkers for their outpouring of affection during his later years.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Central Park Tunnel

I took this photo coming out from under one of the overpasses in Central Park to a beautiful fall path. I took this shot a few weeks ago, so I'm sure there is a lot less green right now.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Grant's Tomb

This is a view from the entrance to Grant's Tomb, a national monument in Manhattan. Here is some information from the National Park's Service website: Overlooking the Hudson River from the Morningside Heights section of Manhattan, General Grant National Memorial is the largest tomb in North America. Grant's Tomb (as it is commonly called) is not only the final resting place of the General but a memorial to his life and accomplishments."

Monday, November 16, 2009


One of the lovely window displays at Queen's Crossing in Flushing, Queens. Queens Crossing is a mall with many Asian stores. A cool place to shop. Sorry for the week's absence. Hopefully back to photos every day, if I can find some in the archives!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Farm Stand

The brownstones of the upper west side are often decorated nicely for Halloween and other holidays. This one had a ghoulish farm stand theme - very clever, and kind of spooky! (I'm traveling for work the early part of next week, so I'll be back here mid-week.) Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Alice Tully Hall

This is the dramatic new entrance to Alice Tully Hall, one of the concert halls at Lincoln Center. In the last few years they added the glass facade, expanded the lobby and completely renovated the inside of the concert hall. I think the architects did an amazing job.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Met Costumes

In honor of Lincoln Center's 50th Anniversary this year, they are displaying various costumes from the Metropolitan Opera in the windows at Macy's on 34th Street. These particular costumes were designed for a 1961 production of Turandot. You can read about some of the other costumes on display at the Metropolitan Opera's website.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Riverside Church Tower

A few days ago I posted a photo of the interior of Riverside Church in Morningside Heights. The exterior has been undergoing a renovation for some time now and they've finally taken down much of the scaffolding. I'm told you can take a tour up to the top. I'll put that on my list of things to do, eventually!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Finisher's Medals

Some of the finisher's medals from the ING New York City Marathon 2009, which took place on Sunday. I think it was one of the largest marathons yet in NYC, if not the largest. I haven't read all of the stats yet! Have a great week.