Manhattan Monday 42 – Fashions

New York City

I wasn’t looking at what folks were wearing but these five young women caught my eye.

Rear View.

Rear View.

 

She'd be right at home with that plaid shirt in my neck of the woods.

She’d be right at home in my neck of the woods with that plaid shirt.

 

 

 

Working girl. Not THAT kind of working girl.

Working girl. Not THAT kind of working girl.

 

Medium Brown Bag

Medium Brown Bag

All photos taken September 9 or 10, 2014.

Manhattan Monday 36 – Harlem Crossing Too

 

 

Church of St Thomas the Apostle: Harlem Crossing Too

Church of St Thomas the Apostle: Harlem Crossing Too

The Church of St. Thomas the Apostle is a closed Roman Catholic parish church in New York City that has been threatened with demolition and has been the subject of a debate about the preservation of a landmark.. The church is located at 260-262 W. 118th St., at the corner of St. Nicholas Avenue, in Harlem.

We checked out the exterior which has posters saying they are open – but according to the web link above, it has been closed since 2003. It looks as though it was – and is – beautiful, but it is in need of much restoration. The picture was timed to catch this young family crossing the street.

Harlem Crossing One was last Monday but because both Crossing One and Crossing Two were scheduled I can’t provide the link. (I’m in Havana this week on a photo workshop!)

Manhattan Monday 33 – Not a bridge

There are other bridges to Manhattan Island including the George Washington bridge over the Hudson River at the northern end of Manhattan.  I wasn’t near enough to get any photos of it.

The other way to cross the Hudson, as I’ve done sitting in a Martz Trailways bus from Delaware Water Gap, is through the Lincoln Tunnel. Well, gee, how do you get a photo of a tunnel? You don’t. But you can get a picture of the concept of a tunnel – one that carries huge amounts of traffic every day, and has a reputation.

 

Waiting to get into the Lincoln Tunnel.

Waiting to get into the Lincoln Tunnel.

You can see the reflection of the bus windows across the sign – but the windows were amazingly clean!

I hope your internet is faster than the Lincoln Tunnel. Mine is not; that’s why I appreciate the sign so much. We don’t have Verizon in Canada.

Alphabet less Q V Z

Carter's Steam Fair, Hammersmith

Carter’s Steam Fair, Hammersmith

This clean, happy, cheerful, neighbourhood-sized steam fair was near our 2011 London digs.

Quite unlike anything I’d ever seen in Canada and the signage was wonderfully old-fashioned.

The photo with the carousel includes every letter of the alphabet except Q, V ,and Z.  W, in William, is hiding in the shadows below a drawing of one of the William kings.

Carter's Steam Fair, Hammersmith

Carter’s Steam Fair, Hammersmith

If you want to see what other people do with an alphabet photo challenge, check out WordPress here.

Manhattan Monday 29 – Harlem 4

At the end of this June’s visit to New York City, and at the end of our walk through Harlem, we went down Frederick Douglass Blvd, (which becomes Central Park West at the Park) stopped for a snack, and took the subway at Cathedral Parkway and 110th Street West back to collect our bags at our hotel.

It was good of the owners to protect unaware tourists and drunks from running into these flower ‘baskets.’

Frederick Douglass Blvd, Harlem NYC

Frederick Douglass Blvd, Harlem NYC

Frederick Douglass Blvd, Harlem NYC

Frederick Douglass Blvd, Harlem NYC

Also good to know where you are if you’re a tired tourist.

Frederick Douglass Blvd, Harlem NYC

Frederick Douglass Blvd, Harlem NYC

And very good to find a subway station at the end of a long morning.

Written on the subway walls...

Written on the subway walls…

Manhattan Monday will be taking a break until January.

A trio of trios

Three selective windows on Great George Street, Charlottetown. Kelby Photo Walk 2015

Three reflective windows on Great George Street, Charlottetown. Kelby Photo Walk 2015

Trio of floating things around Peake's Quay in Charlottetown Harbour. Kelby Photo Walk 2015

Trio of floating barriers around Peake’s Quay in Charlottetown Harbour. Kelby Photo Walk 2015

Three steeples on St. Dustan" Basilica, Great George Street, Charlottetown. Kelby Photo Walk 2015

Three steeples on St. Dustan’s Basilica, Great George Street, Charlottetown. Kelby Photo Walk 2015

The WordPress photo challenge for this week is Trio. These trios  are from October 3, 2015, shot with my Pentax K20D and a Tamron 28-200m zoom.  Other WordPress entries can be found here.

Manhattan Monday 20 – Celebrity?

I couldn’t resist trying to photograph this scrum of reporters and cameras (and handlers?) around…whoever this is. If anyone knows, please tell me in the comments below.

New York City - Who is this man and why were they interviewing him, on 53rd Street, between 9th and 8th Avenues, on June 10, 2015?

Who is this man and why were they interviewing him, on 53rd Street, between 9th and 8th Avenues, on June 10, 2015?

I took this photo for my second oldest grand daughter Annabelle – but she is too young to be reading WordPress.

New York City - Annabel is on 9th between 53rd and 54th.

New York City – Annabel is on 9th between 53rd and 54th.

Canada Underfoot in Manhattan

One of the nicest walks we took when in New York City this past June, was along the Hudson River.  The Hudson River Greenway runs all the way along the western edge of Manhattan: we walked from 84th Street to about 57th street. At 84th you can get under the Henry Hudson highway, and before 57th it is very hard to figure out how to get back across the highway. (We had to ask.)  For most of our walk pedestrians and bicycles shared the same path, with pedestrians clinging to the outside edges as fit commuters pedalled north after work.

New York City, Manhattan Waterfront Greenway

New York City, Manhattan Waterfront Greenway

Shortly after this section and beyond the rusting dock (note the CANADA geese) there were some interesting art installations (to come in a later Manhattan Monday post) and words carved into the walkway.

Saskatchewan Valley Canada - New York City

Saskatchewan Valley Canada – New York City

At this point the bicycles were on a different path so I wasn’t taking my life into my hands to get these photos.

Canadian Pacific Railway- New York City

Canadian Pacific Railway – New York City

I believe a rail line from Albany New York terminated near here. I can only surmise – because googling got me nowhere – that the trains owned by the Canadian Pacific Railway (Canadian Pacific Railroad is an error) brought grain from at least two of Canada’s prairie provinces (Manitoba and Saskatchewan) perhaps to be shipped overseas from docks along the river.

Manitoba, Canada - New York City

Manitoba, Canada – New York City

This is my submission to WordPress’s weekly photo challenge Beneath Your Feet.

Manhattan Monday Twelve

I believe the first photo was taken near Soho, where ornate building fronts have been saved by high end retail shops. It’s also a nice neighbourhood to walk through (from our previous visit.)

Manhattan, New York City - Who said the streets were crowded? Not here!

Manhattan, New York City – Who said the streets were crowded? Not here!

The tour guide had to continually remind people not to stand up.
There were traffic lights, barely above the front lip of the bus, the odd wire, and street signs. And tree branches – like this one.

New York City - A leafy street on the Lower Eastside.

New York City – A leafy street on the Lower Eastside.

Manhattan Monday #10

Midtown Manhattan Conference

Midtown Manhattan Conference

It’s pretty hard to do street photography, which concentrates on people, from the top of a bus. Just when you think you have a shot lined up, the light changes and the bus moves. Or a truck moves between you and your subject. Or there’s a parked car blocking part of the shot (as with the photo below).

New York City Street  Corner in Midtown

New York City Street Corner in Midtown

Photos taken from the top of a Hop-On, Hop-Off bus in Midtown Manhattan on a very hot June day with a Sony RX100III.