Central Park Landscape

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I haven’t really shared any event or location photos in a while because we’ve had an especially cold winter in New York and I’ve been staying in as much as possible. However, I happened to be going through my folders and came across some pictures from a visit to Central Park that I never got around to sharing.

Central Park: The Lake

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Odds are that whatever adjectives, terms, etc you can think of to describe a city, New York City would fit the bill. As a result, its easy to think about NYC as a metropolis of steel, glass, and concrete while overlooking that at a point in time the city’s appearance might have had quite a bit in common with the greenery and open spaces of Central Park. When visiting places like The Lake in Central Park, I wonder about what the surroundings and people were like decades ago. Were people back then attracted to the things that draw our attention today and were they attracted for the same reasons?

Central Park: Arches & Bridges

Central Park Bow Bridge on The Lake

Arc. Arch. No its not a case of to-may-to vs. to-ma-to. They’re actually different. The word arc describes a shape (segment of a circle) but an arch is a structure or object containing one or more arcs. Who knew? You learn something everyday. Which brings us to the subject of today’s post: Central Park’s Arches & Bridges. (Did you notice that smooth segue?)

Staten Island Ferry – Whitehall Terminal

Staten Island Sign Whitehall Terminal

In the early fall I had some things to take care of in lower Manhattan and decided to bring along my camera in case I spotted anything interesting. Stepping out of the Whitehall Street Station, I looked up and noticed that I was standing in front of Whitehall Terminal and decided that I would return to take pictures after completing my errand.

The East Side Bridges of New York City

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My recent trip to DUMBO marked my first visit to the Brooklyn Promenade. The Promenade is a short strip located right along Brooklyn’s waterfront and is accessible via Brooklyn Bridge Park and small side streets. It offers really nice views of Lower Manhattan and the three lower East Side Bridges (Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, and Williamsburg Bridge).