Wednesday, 26 July 2017

DUMBO - How Sweet It Is!

This has to be one of my favourite photo ops - the Manhattan Bridge framing the Empire State Building from Washington Street in Brooklyn.

You can tell it has become a popular spot as there was a wedding group having photos taken when we arrived.

I loved the regeneration going on in the area and the revived buildings are a treat to see.
(More tomorrow)

Photo credit: My Daughter

I spotted the sign for Brooklyn and have to agree, 'How Sweet It Is!'

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Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Central Park Sights

We hired bicycles to spin round Central Park and one of the 'must sees' on my list was Belvedere Castle which overlooks the Turtle Pond and great views northwards.

It was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux in the 1800's as a folly with this observation deck

The boating lake...

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Treasure today!

Monday, 24 July 2017

Subway mural

Glass mosaic murals in the NYC Subway at Times Square/42nd Street

The pair of mosaics "The Return of Spring" and "The Onset of Winter" depict various New York City street scenes and were paintings translated to mosaics by Artistic Mosaics Travisanutto of Italy. They were first unveiled to the public at the Gallery of Modern Art in Udine, Italy, in 1999 and 2003 respectively. "The Return of Spring" depicts construction workers and other city dwellers in front of a rendering of an original IRT subway kiosk. The scene depicted in "The Onset of Winter" is a crowd (some with faces of the artist's friends) watching a film crew record a scene of a woman entering the subway, as the first snowflakes of winter come down on the background New York skyline. Source:

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Saturday, 22 July 2017


A rather tattered looking cat came to say hello on our visit to the farm.  A barn cat called Spider!
So we were informed by the horse handler, taking the horses out to pasture.

  The old barn where I'm guessing Spider catches mice!

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And tomorrow with Tom's Barn Collective HERE

Friday, 21 July 2017

West 34th Street

 It's nearly impossible to avoid looking like a tourist in New York City... always trying to snap another skyscraper and W34th street offers those iconic views of the Empire State building, so I couldn't help myself!

One for weekend Reflections  HERE as I used my iPhone to capture the scene in hubby's shades!

Have a good weekend!

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Thursday, 20 July 2017

Beach Break

A break from the NYC photos, here are some pictures of the beach and boardwalk at Asbury Park NJ.

It was perfect for cycling...

Thankful for a wonderful time on vacation and safe travels there and back again!

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And Michelle for Thankful Thursday HERE

And Skywatch Friday HERE

Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Grand Central

Grand Central reminds me of a beehive - there's so many levels and a great buzz of activity.

It is a beautiful building...the flag is huge, looking upwards.

Tom Otterness has created lots of these subway characters and I had fun looking out for them.

Thanks for joining me again ... Have a great day!

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