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.

Dark Clouds on the Hill

Dark Clouds over the Great Hill

Dark clouds and winter trees at The Great Hill in Central Park this morning Jan. 12, 2017

A White Meadow

A White Meadow

Winter trees in a snowy world at North Meadow in Central Park today, Jan. 10, 2017.

An Ice Cold Jog

A Cold Jog

Freezing cold winter weather at the Old English Elm near the Reservoir in Central Park tonight, Jan. 9, 2017.

Snow-Capped

Snow Capped

View from my window this morning Sunday Jan 8, 2017.

An Urban Winter

An Urban Winter

Third Avenue and 85th Street, New York City, Saturday Jan 7, 2017.

The Joy of Balloons

The Joy of Balloons

One of the mosaics “Perfect Strangers” by artist and photographer Vik Muniz at the 72nd street station of the new Second Avenue subway line in New York City.

Ladder Work

Ladder Work

One of the mosaïcs from “Perfect Strangers” by artist and photographer Vik Muniz at the 72nd street station of the new Second Avenue subway line in New York City.

Windblown

Windblown

MTA employees surrounded by flying paper, from Sarah Sze’s “Blueprint for a Landscape” mural at the 96th street station of the new Second Avenue Subway in New York City.

The Commuters of 2017

The Commuters of 2017

Escalator at the 86th street station of the brand new Second Avenue Subway in New York City.

Into the Bowels of Manhattan

Into the Bowels of Manhattan

Travellers heading down into the 86th street station of the new Second Avenue subway in New York City.

E Pluribus Unum

E Pluribus Unum

“E Pluribus Unum” or One Out Of Many, the traditional motto of the United States. Let’s not forget that out of many peoples, races, religions, languages, and ancestries has emerged a single people and nation, and let’s hope that this nation will not forgo this principle in the coming year. This image is of the brand new 86th street station of the brand new Second Ave Subway which opened today Jan. 1, 2017.

Caught in a Fist Bump

Caught in a Fist Bump

Seen on the corner of Bleecker street and the Bowery, New York City.

Warmest Wishes

Red umbrellas in the snow on the Central Park Mall

The Mall in Central Park, 2008.

A Dog and His Master

A Dog and His Master

One from my archive, a 1989 image from Central Park with a dog and his master. Judging by the headlines, not much has changed in the world.

Winter at Harlem Meer

Harlem Meer

A cold and deserted scene near the Dana nature center at the Harlem Meer in Central Park today Dec. 20, 2016.

A Cold Winter Sunset

A Cold Winter Sunset

Sunset at Belvedere Castle in Central Park, today Dec. 19, 2016

The Mighty Beech Tree

The Mighty Beech

Central Park, Nov. 27, 2016.

Late Autumn

Late Autumn

Still some autumn color in Central Park, Dec. 12, 2016.

Winter Reeds

Winter Reeds

Saybrook Point in Old Saybrook with a view of South Cove and the Connecticut River.