Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A lovely day in early March

I promise this will be my last collection of photos from my trip to NYC last weekend. I mean, seriously – I hope you're not saying "enough is enough already".

But since this is my blog, and I can do what I want . . .

A few more photos, taken in Central Park on a lovely day in March.


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I love the little flower carvings along this weathered bench.


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I’ve always wanted to have one of these caricature portraits of myself.

I’m kidding. Really. Why would I want a picture of myself with all my flaws exaggerated? I don’t like these.


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This is the Naumburg Bandshell, presented to the city in 1923. The Naumburg Orchestral Concerts have been held here since 1905.


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I read that they are the oldest concert series of their kind in the entire United States.

Naumburg Concerts


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On this beautiful day, a man was teaching a little girl how to create a giant bubble. He told the crowd that it was just a mixture of dishwashing liquid and water.


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She has got quite the giant bubble going on here.

Note the snow that is still piled up.



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Trippy, man.


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This is part of the Bethesda Terrace. Daryl pointed out the areas of interest. She’s such a good tour guide.


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The focal point of the terrace is the Bethesda Fountain. I’d love to see this when it’s working and full of water.


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The 26-foot high fountain is one of the largest in NY. It’s a neoclassical sculpture and is also known as the Angel of Waters. She stands above four small cherubim who represent peace, purity, temperance, and health.

I know you love learning these things.


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A carriage ride seems like a fun way to get one from place to another in the park.

I can’t ever see myself taking a carriage ride, though.


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And finally, back at Belvedere Castle, I found this little dragon carving above the exit door. My youngest son would have loved this place when he was a child. He’s been on my mind a lot lately. (It’s my eldest son who lives in the city).

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George says hello. He’s driving my husband nuts with his nighttime antics. More on that later.

As always, I thank everyone for visiting my little space in the world here. It is such a pleasure to see each and every one of you. Well, except for the comment trolls I have to keep deleting. But we can’t have everything, can we?

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54 comments:

Michelle said...

Having never been to NYC myself, I enjoy the glimpses you give us!

Peppermint Ph.D. said...

I love NY so I love your photos!! Keep em coming!

FireLight said...

I do love learning these things! Bur I am trying not to get TOO excited!

beth said...

oh the bubbles/the bubble man/the bubble photos just made me smile so much....

and sophie drives me crazy at night too with her evening antics....maybe we could compare notes !

joyknits said...

I love the detail shots like the bench and the dragon, even though I miss George ;o)

Pat - Arkansas said...

Just why do you think that we would begin to tire of your photos... wherever they are taken. Love the bubble shots, and the fountain, and the dragon over the door, and....

texwisgirl said...

Hubby and I took a carriage ride in Central Park OH so many years ago when we were there. It was fun (and it was November so it was frigid too!)

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful and interesting photos. I've never been to NYC so enjoyed them. :-) Our kids used to have one of those bubble makers and really had fun with it. Pamela

tj said...

...Yeah I agree, keep the photos coming! I'm lovin' this tour of NYC, it's awesome! :o)

...I mean trippy. Like really man. So totally. *giving peace sign* ;o)

...And George with antics? No way! I would never have ever thought George did antics of any sort. He's such a fine, distinguished, upstanding canine; why antics, never! Sweet George please tell me it isn't so?! lol... :o)

...I think I'm trippin' a lil' today.*sigh*giggle*

...Blessings... :o)

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I love NYC and plan on going in June. The photo of the bubble is my favorite!!

Hilary said...

Oh do as many NYC photos as you want.. they're wonderful. I love the bubbles shots. Looks like you had such a wonderful day.

And the Animals song is running through my head now.. if only they had blogs back in the 60s. ;)

mrs mediocrity said...

you make me smile. love the bubbles, and the dragon. love the NYC photos. it looks like you have had such a good trip!

Kim Klassen said...

oh how i long to visit new york city.... i love all these fabulous images.... truly... just fantastic!

xxo, Kim

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deb colarossi said...

I love that I took similar photos of Central Park last late Feb/March. Although not as good as yours. But yeah.. the bench .. the life...
I was in awe of the fact that we had such good clear sunny weather and how many people were out living in it.

and you are welcome. you rock.

Bluebird49 said...

Can't imagine being alone on the streets of New York--doing whatever I wanted. (Oops--you didn't SAY you were doing that!)

Even though it's beautiful, and huge--I still very much love your pictures of your country home. Loved the house sparrow a couple of posts down ,too!

JaneK said...

love the shots of NYC. not tired of them. you find the most interesting things to point out. thanks for sharing

Caroline said...

What? You have comment trolls? That is just crazy. I love your NYC photos...I never tire of them. :)

Andi said...

<3 NY! Finally got my carriage ride at Christmas time. It was nice, check off the bucket list, but I won't be doing it again. See more when you walk.
I had a pastel drawing of me (well my husband who was my boyfriend at the time requested it) the very first time we were in Disney. Still have it, no caricature just pretty hand drawing.
Hit the Philly Flower Show today!! Thought of you often!

Verde Farm said...

Great photos. I love visiting NYC and Central Park is wonderful. I’ve taken a ride on the carriage and it was quite fun. I love the bench picture--great shot but they all are. Looks like you had a wonderful day :)

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I have always wanted to go there, and now I feel like I have had a little taste of it.

Thanks,

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

JackDaddy said...

I just love looking at your pictures!!

wayne15575 said...

That was as close as I would ever want to get to NYC. The idea of a city that big with so many people just scares the hell out of me.

Thank you so much for the information and the view. Loved it. Kate, you're a jewel.

bellis perennis said...

Love to know central park in a different way The girl white the big bubble is great Greetz Jacky

Keidi said...

I wouldn't mind another post with pictures of NYC. I love the city and like to see ways other people see it.

Kerri said...

I never tire of your NYC pics! The bench ... ah the bench .... I think that may be my fave ..... but the bubbles and the little girl are at the top too. Brings back memories of blowing bubbles with my kids when they were little.

I didn't mention it on my blog yet - not sure if I will - but my Son left for Basic Training on Sunday (the reason for the Roots & Wings post) I am very proud but also very aprehensive - so I know what you mean when you say your children are on your mind.

Karen said...

I just love these photos, Kate. LOVE the dragon in the transom window and especially the flowers carved in the bench. Beautiful job. THanks for sharing.....

Marilyn said...

I have enjoyed "our" trip to New York very much. It's nice to see it from your point of view and the photos are wonderful...the bubble especially!! and it's good to learn something along the way...makes it more interesting. Thank you Kate for a lovely trip...
now can we see him?
xx M

Amy said...

Are you kidding, I love your NY photos!! Since I imagine it will be awhile until I get there myself, I'm noting (well no I'm not but I know where to come when I begin planning) where to go from your blog! Don't laugh but it's interesting to see real people in NY, I always just think it's actors there because the only time I've seen New York "live" has been through shows..so seeing real people in your photos is just as fascinating to me as the buildings!
And I'm also fascinated by places where the snow is almost gone and here it's still white everywhere. I'm jealous....but our spring will come...someday!
Have a wonderful hump day Kate!

Marcie said...

Looks like the most perfectly lovely day! Loving these images captured from the park in the heart of the city. So filled with life!

Louisiana Belle said...

I, for one, am not tired of your NY photos! Love them all. I've so enjoyed touring the city with you. You have quite the eye for detail and I love that. Have a great day!

Char said...

great shots - i love the dragon too. sounds like a wonderful time.

and ugh...comment trolls. they really suck.

Snappy Di said...

I've been getting tons of comment trollers too, but at least they go directly into my blog comment spam file. Good riddance I say!

Di

Nurse Nancy said...

Great photos...used to live in NYC and do not get there enough.

Cannot wait to hear or read the George stories.

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Daryl said...

Amazing that we did take several identical shots .. today I told the tale of the compass ... and I love how your bubble shots turned out, I only got one before it POPPED and I need to see how it looks BIG ..

The Japanese Redneck said...

I'm enjoying all the photos!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Well I am certainly not tired of your photos of NYC - particularly these of Central Park, because on the afternoon I intended to go there it poured with rain.

JC said...

You know us so well. I love this tour and the fountain. I would actually take a horse ride ... me and my bump right side. If I do, I'll tell you what you missed.

Dodie said...

Love the photos as that will be be only way I will see New York.
Should have gone when I was younger, much younger. Read you every day.

missing the mom gene said...

Love the dragon shot and love NYC. Being in Philly, we go in frequently. It is rich with photo opportunities and you have captured them beautifully!!
Always looking forward to your posts. Thanks!

Reena

sharon said...

some of your pictures remind me of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Quaint little town full of charm.

Country Gal said...

Wonderful photos ! I have enjoyed being with you on your trip very exciting and informative thanx for sharing. Love the horse and carrage, I would hop on that in a second! Miggy says hi to George and to behave for daddy ! Have a great day !

twbcountrygirl said...

I can't wait until it stops raining here in Georgia, so I can try one of those bubble contraptions with my children. Thanks for the idea. Sorry about the trolls. Every party's got a pooper........
the wanna be country girl - Caroline

Talia said...

Your photos are stunning, as always. I am living vicariously through you right now - what a blast!

Chrissykat said...

I'm sad these are the last postings of your FAB pix of NYC. Just what is it about that place anyway???? There is magic in the air for sure.

grammyscraps said...

I'm loving the photography and the information. I think NY City is an interesting city, to say the least, but I would never visit there so am enjoying it thru your eyes. Please continue...

Ellen said...

Kate, I love travel photos....please share as many as you'd like....smiles.

Sheila said...

Beautiful pictures Kate. They only make me want to visit NYC even more - some day. Have a great week.

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

We're going to visit NYC this summer, so your posts are extremely timely for me! The photos make me even more excited about our trip. Question for you, Kate--when you take photos of people, like the bubble girl, do you ask for their permission? And do you tell them you are going to put them on your blog? I ask because I wonder that all the time myself. My photos are mostly of dogs, so I figure most people don't care--but I just wondered if there's a proper photo etiquette?

Oliag said...

Just love those bubble shots! What fun!

I am fortunate to be able to visit NYC fairly often...it is one of the bet places to take photos! What lens did you take?

I'm leaving for vacation soon and I am not at all sure which camera or lens to take...whichever i take I am sure to want the other:)

Deb said...

when I was in NY several years ago we watched a concert at the Naumburg....so cool to see your photos and bring back nice memories...

Lili said...

Always fun to tour with you in NYC, I learned many new things today too. And I'm thinking it can't be easy to capture a bubble like you did, with them being mostly transparent and all, that was great! xo ~Lili

homegrown countrygirl said...

Oh, Country Girl, the bubble photos are so much fun!!!