I wasn’t looking at what folks were wearing but these five young women caught my eye.
All photos taken September 9 or 10, 2014.
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!)
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.
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.
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.
If you want to see what other people do with an alphabet photo challenge, check out WordPress here.
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.’
Also good to know where you are if you’re a tired tourist.
And very good to find a subway station at the end of a long morning.
Manhattan Monday will be taking a break until January.
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.
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.
I took this photo for my second oldest grand daughter Annabelle – but she is too young to be reading WordPress.
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.
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.
At this point the bicycles were on a different path so I wasn’t taking my life into my hands to get these photos.
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.
This is my submission to WordPress’s weekly photo challenge Beneath Your Feet.
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.)
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.
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).
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.