A Walk Around Central Park

Central Park - The Mall & Literary Walk

In the midst of a metropolis of glass, steel, and stone lies a lush and vibrant green space. Central Park is a well maintained and beautifully manicured park located in the center of the island of Manhattan. There are fountains and statues to be seen, bridges and paths to be explored, and a variety of arts and activities to be enjoyed.

The Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge - The Runway

Although Brooklyn and Manhattan are separated by a narrow body of water, they have different very different personalities. The easiest way to appreciate the difference would be to tour Manhattan, walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, and then explore Brooklyn. You’ll begin to get a sense of the difference when you get about half way on the bridge and have a clear view of both boroughs.

Lincoln Center

Architectural Photography Lincoln Center - The Metropolitan Opera House

I visited Lincoln Center on school trips in junior high school and later walked by a countless number of times while attending college a few blocks away. I’ve seen the concert halls by day but didn’t full appreciate their beauty until I viewed them at night. The buildings are bathed in a warm yellow glow that welcomes and encourages you to climb the short steps and see familiar surroundings from a new perspective.

The Streets of Lower Manhattan

Architectural Photography Lower Manhattan - Silver Charging Bull Statue

As a lifelong New Yorker that attended high school in lower Manhattan, I thought that I’d explored the majority of what the area had to offer. However, last May I ventured forth with a photography group and found that I’d passed several hidden gems countless times without being aware or paying much attention to their existence.

The Brooklyn Museum

The Brooklyn Museum

In January 2010 I visited The Brooklyn Museum while the “Who Shot Rock n Roll” exhibit was on display. I couldnt take any pictures of the exhibit (it was great) but I shot a few photos in other parts of the museum. The museum houses a great collection of Rodin sculptures on the first floor. If you’re ever in Brooklyn you should stop by.