Mom and I went to the top of the Empire State Building (102nd floor!) on Saturday morning. As you can well imagine, I took A LOT of photos. This is one of my favorites. So far…
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Time and space you pondered no longer exist * When you sing my song colors and wind travel another continent * Sand and rock have observed transactions by kings and queens * Hallucinations of translucent colors correspond with fossil flowers in streams of same hallucinations * Overlooked coding mistakes will never be relevant for your taste buds * When you cease to exist you r memories and dreams continue to evolve in unconsciousness of one thousand minds
I love this so much. It’s things like this that make me love NYC even more than I already do.
Atlas is a bronze statue in front of Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan, New York City, across Fifth Avenue from St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The sculpture depicts the Ancient Greek Titan Atlas holding the heavens. It was created by sculptor Lee Lawrie with the help of Rene Paul Chambellan, and it was installed in 1937.
The sculpture is in the Art Deco style, as is the entire Rockefeller Center. Atlas in the sculpture is 15 feet tall, while the entire statue is 45 feet tall, as high as a four-story building. It weighs seven tons, and is the largest sculpture at Rockefeller Center. The North-South axis of the armillary sphere on his shoulders points towards the North Star as seen from New York City
“Love locks” on the Brooklyn Bridge.
The gorgeous focal point of the Bethesda Terrace, the Bethesda Fountain is one of the largest fountains in New York, measuring twenty-six feet high by ninety-six feet wide. It is one of the most well known fountains in the world, and the statue at its center was the only sculpture to have been commissioned as a part of Central Park’s original design. This neoclassical sculpture, also known as Angel of Waters, features an eight-foot bronze angel who stands above four small cherubim representing health, purity, temperance, and peace. The angel herself carries a lily in one hand while the other remains outstretched, poised in the action of delivering a blessing on the water pouring from around her feet and into the basin at the bottom of the fountain. This is to commemorate the 1842 opening of the Croton Aqueduct, which supplied New York City with fresh water. Angel of Waters was designed by Emma Stebbins in 1868 and dedicated in 1873, at which point Stebbins became the first woman to receive commission for a major work of art in the city of New York. Stebbins linked the new, pure city water flowing from the fountain to the healing powers of the biblical pool, and quoted John 5:2-4 at the statue’s dedication, saying “Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called… Bethesda… whoever then first after the troubling of the waters stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.”
New York City
I finally made it to New York City for a visit. I fell in love. It’s a wonderful, wonderful place. It also inspired me to shoot (a lot) again. I figured this was as great a time as any to start posting to my site too. I hope you’re ready to look at a lot of NYC photos. :)
Empire State Building
New York, NY
E 31st Street & Lexington Avenue
I’ve finally made it to NYC! I am equal parts falling in love with the city and completely overwhelmed by it. My first day here I saw Central Park, some of the Upper West Side, the outside of Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center, Chrysler Building, Empire State Building and New York Public Library… Times Square… and a lot of other stuff I can’t think of right now.
According to my pedometer, I walked over 17 miles today. I believe it. My feet are sore.
… and I can’t wait to do it again tomorrow!