No school or work on Friday. The trade-off was extreme cold; many people didn’t leave the house all day. That’s why the snow still looked fresh and new in the afternoon.
Archive for the ‘landscape & views’ Category
Lady Liberty is open again after Hurricane Sandy, as of the 4th of July. Rather than show the statue, I’ll show you the ferry that leaves from the battery in lower Manhattan. Getting to Liberty Island is an ordeal; the lines are terrible. But the experience is great! You’ll love seeing the Statue of Liberty as much as a Broadway show, maybe more.
There’s so much wrong with this picture. The sun is setting on the bottom half and the top is over-exposed. On the other hand, there’s that quirky apartment building with all the balconies and the Empire State Building. Hard to see and looking like a pillar of marble, it’s still the star of the photo.
Sometimes you’ve got to to to the other side of the river. New Year’s Eve is one of those occasions. The perfectly abbreviated fireworks show that begins at midnight sharp is a fine way to bring in a New Year. It’s not crowded, everyone’s in a good mood, and the cops don’t harass you for passing around the bubbly.
The giant Christmas balls are back in front of 1251 Avenue of the Americas. It may be predictable, but they look good here. A year or two they were on Rockefeller Plaza near where Ruhlmann’s is, but this infinitely better.
This over-sized, precious tree is on one side of the glass and we are on the other to admire its size and decorations. I’m pretty sure it doesn’t have a piney smell, so we aren’t missing that.
I am trying to take a break from holiday stuff, though I do find it visually compelling. If you look closely you’re sure to find some bell-ringers.
You were waiting for this, weren’t you? This year’s picture of the snowflakes at the Time Warner Center has a mini Cape Canaveral scaffolding in the background. They are leaving up Tatzu Nishi’s “Discovering Columbus” set-up until January so that the Columbus sculpture can be conserved. (The exhibition closed last weekend.)