The Cleanup

The Cleanup

Still removing piles of snow in Central Park after winter storm Stella; March 21, 2016.

Stone, Steel, and Glass

Stone, Steel and Glass

Manhattan looking south, as seen from the 77th floor of the Empire State Building.

Let’s Never Forget

Let's Never Forget

The Garden of Stones by artist Andy Goldsworthy, a living memorial consisting of eighteen boulders with a single dwarf oak sapling emerging from the top of each boulder growing straight from the stone. The garden is a tribute to the hardship, struggle, tenacity, and survival experienced by those who endured the Holocaust. The Museum of Jewish Heritage at Battery Park City.

On Frozen Pond

On Frozen Pond

An ice-covered Lake in Central Park today March 18, 2017.

The Elephant in the Garden

The Elephant in the Garden

A giant African elephant lurks in the shrubbery of the United Nations sculpture garden. The 11-foot tall, 7,000-pound bronze sculpture was a gift from Kenya, Namibia and Nepal to the UN and was created by a Bulgarian sculptor known as Mihail by casting a tranquilized wild elephant on a Kenyan ranch.

The Lone Skier

The Lone Skier

A Mid-March mode of transportation in Central Park; at North Meadow, March 16, 2017.

Winter on the Mall

Winter On The Mall

The Literary Walk aka The Mall in Central Park.

Anticipating Stella

Anticipating Stella

An image of the Feb 9 blizzard at Bethesda Terrace in Central Park in anticipation of super storm Stella heading our way.

Midtown Reflections

Midtown Reflections

A reflected world at the UBS building in Midtown Manhattan.

Under the Arches of Bethesda

Under the Arches of Bethesda

Winter at Bethesda Terrace in Central Park, Feb. 9, 2017.

Midtown Dance Steps

Midtown Dance Steps

A frozen moment in the flow of midtown movement, New York City, March 8, 2017.

Where Have All The People Gone?

Where have all the People Gone

Belvedere Castle in Central Park, which during warmer weather is normally swarming with people.

Deserted

Deserted

All was quiet at The Conservatory Garden in Central Park, today March 6, 2017.

Something Pretty

Something Pretty

From the orchid show at the New York Botanical Garden, today March 3, 2017.

Dormant

Dormant

Turtle Pond, Great Lawn and Delacorte Theater still dormant today March 2, 2017, awaiting a new season of activity in Central Park.

A Quiet Moment

A Quiet Moment

In front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

At The Watering Hole

At The Watering hole

Pigeons waiting patiently for their daily drink at their favorite watering hole in Central Park.

Challenge and Change

Challenge and Change

A dreamer of renewal at the South Street Seaport in New York City.

Liberty in a Fog

Liberty in a Fog

Miss Liberty is barely visible as the New York torch bearers reach out to her.

The Torch Bearers

Torch Bearers

New York lanterns coming to the aid of Miss Liberty’s fading torch; Battery Park City,        Feb. 23, 2017.

Spring in February

Spring in February

Spring blossoms on Feb. 24 during a balmy, record setting day with temperatures of 70 ℉       ( 21℃ ) at the Great Lawn in Central Park.

Liberty

Liberty

Miss Liberty seems far away, obscured in the haze of today Thursday Feb. 23, 2017.

The Great American Elm

The Great American Elm

A Great American Elm on the Great Hill in Central Park today Feb. 22, 2017.

Flashback to the Saffron Gates

Flashback to Safron Gates

It is exactly twelve years ago we had ”The Gates,” by conceptual artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s, consisting of an installation of 7,500 saffron-colored fabric panels hanging from 16-ft.-tall portals along 23 miles of walkway in Central Park.

The Upright European Hornbeam

The European Hornbeam

The Upright European Hornbeam with its naturally round symmetrical shape, with in the foreground the red berries of a Winterberry Holly and the golden stems of Golden Willow on a beautiful day at Wave Hill, Riverdale, today Feb. 19, 2017.

Cone Fixing Cylinder

Cone Fixing Cylinder

“Cone Fixing Cylinder” by Tom Otterness, one of my favorite sculptors, at Marlborough, West 57th street.

At a Breuer Window

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Seen at the Met Breuer, a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, designed by architect Marcel Breuer. The building opened in 1966 as the Whitney Museum of art, and was taken over by the Met in 2016 after the Whitney moved to a new location. The windows are my favorite features of this building.

One Man’s Resistance

One Man's Protest

The lone protester (see yesterday’s image) had a second message.

One Man’s Protest

One Man's Protest

A lone protester doing his best to warn humanity about the dangers of burning fossil fuels, seen on Fifth Avenue today Feb. 15, 2017.

A Line in the Sky

A Line in the Sky

Clouds giving way to blue skies above the North Meadow in Central Park this morning,      Feb. 14, 2017.

Lake View

Lake View

The Lake in Central Park Feb. 9, 2017.

Dancing Trees in a Blizzard

Dancing Trees in a Blizzard

American Elms along the Mall in Central Park, Feb. 9, 2017.

A Bethesda Blizzard

Bethesda Blizzard

Bethesda Terrace in Central Park, Feb. 9, 2017.

A Bit of Pink in a White World

Pink in a White World

Winter on top of Glade Arch near Cedar Hill in Central Park, Feb 9, 2017.

What a Difference a Day Makes

Snow storm at the Sailboat Pond

The Sailboat Pond in Central Park during today’s snow storm, Feb 9, 2017. (Please compare with yesterday’s picture 😃)

Quiet Before the Storm

Quiet before the Storm at the Sailboat Pond

A tranquil scene at the Sailboat Pond in Central Park this afternoon Feb. 8, 2017, before tomorrow’s winter storm.

Architecture for Art

Architecture For Art

The Great Hall of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, designed by architect Richard Morris Hunt who was one of the founding trustees of the Metropolitan and the most fashionable architect of his day. When it opened to the public in December 1902, the Evening Post newspaper reported that at last New York had a neoclassical palace of art, “one of the finest in the world, and the only public building in recent years which approaches in dignity and grandeur the museums of the old world.”

Tranquility

Tranquility

Golden light at The Pool in Central Park this afternoon Feb 6, 2017.

Keeping Watch over the Huddled Masses

Keeping Watch over the Huddled Masses

A guard watches over “Night” by Aristide Maillol (1861-1944) and “The Burghers of Calais” by Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Cleaning For U

Cleaning For U

A small business owner with a truck trying to make the world a little cleaner; Midtown Manhattan not far from Trump Tower.

Texting into Empty Space

Texting in Empty Space

Seen at The Museum of Modern Art today Feb. 1, 2017.

Gentle Slopes with a Dusting of Snow

Gentle Slopes with a Dusting of Snow

Cedar Hill in Central Park, Jan. 31, 2017.

A Renovated Ravine

A Renovated Ravine

The recently reopened renovated Ravine in the North Woods of Central Park

A Mansion on a Hill

A Mansion on a Hill

Wave Hill in Riverdale, NY, today Jan. 29, 2017.

North Meadow

North Meadow

Central Park, late afternoon, January 26, 2017.

Through the Arch of Bethesda

Through the Arch of Bethesda

Happy couple entering the Bethesda Archade in Central Park, New York City.

An Unknown Future Ahead

A Dark Road Ahead under a Bright Blue Sky

A Dark Road Ahead under a Bright Blue Sky; an unknown future lies around the bend…….. Central Park today Jan 19, 2017.

An Elegant Wall of Separation

An Elegant Wall of Separation

Choir Screen from the Cathedral of Valladolid in Spain from 1763. Screens of this kind were used to separate the choir from the public. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Faces From The Past

Faces From The Past

“Elevated” , a mosaic by artist Jean Shin at the 63rd station of the new Second Avenue Subway. It depicts people from an era when an Elevated train was still running high above Third Avenue in New York City.

Winter Trees and a Dusting of Snow

Winter Trees with a Dusting of Snow

Central Park, Sunday Jan. 15, 2017.