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.

A Palace For Peace

The United Nations Headquarters building in New York City.

The United Nations Headquarters building in New York City.


Fujifilm X100T

A Gathering Storm

Stormy skies surround The United Nations HQ in New York

Stormy skies surround The United Nations HQ in New York


Canon S100

United Nature

The United Nations HQ building seen from a lovely new garden area on Roosevelt Island, New York City.

The United Nations HQ building seen from a lovely new garden area on Roosevelt Island, New York City.


Olympus OM-D with the Lumix 12-35mm/f2.8 lens.

Dusk at the United Nations

The United Nations building, the East River and First Avenue at dusk; New York City.

The United Nations building, the East River and First Avenue at dusk; New York City.


Canon S100 at ISO 1250.

The United Nations

The United Nations Building

The United Nations Building


For this shot I was lucky enough to get on the balcony of one of the buildings across the street from the UN. The light was at a perfect angle creating both reflections and shadows on the UN building in New York City. Taken with the Lumix LX3 and perspective corrected in Photoshop.