Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Lower Manhattan


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I had occasion to go downtown today on an errand.
The paths were slick with ice in the little park by City Hall.


Rain was falling on top of ice and droplets were decorating twigs and fountains.


It was all rather pretty --if damp.



St Paul's church is lovely in itself, even if one didn't know its role
as a respite for the rescue workers after the Trade Center attacks.


Beyond the peaceful graveyard, the new buildings grow apace.



ps. Have just read Washington Square --such a wonderful glimpse into old New York

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18 comments:

  1. thank you for the wonderful pictures of lower manhattan.

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  2. Love your NY pix!!!
    Thanx for sharing.
    We also had a vigour icerain last night with many accidents. Hope that snow will not come back here, too!
    European Greetings
    Beatrice

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  3. Lower Manhattan looks beautiful and interesting and the damp gives it 'mood'. Thank you for sharing these great photographs!

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  4. My first visit to your blog and I was immediately captured - such lovely pictures.

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  5. Your pictures are beautiful, even though it's raining!

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  6. As always, following you around New York is a pleasure. Loved the vintage look of the photos.

    Stay warm & dry!

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  7. The ice out here is covering everything. All of the shrubs are bent to the ground. Here's hoping that they all spring back.

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  8. Those paths look lethal, but oh so beautiful.

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  9. Oh I love that book, "Washington Square". I have read it over and over until the pages are ripped!

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  10. I was just going to say what Eryl said !
    Keep warm !

    cheers, parsnip

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  11. Elizabeth, it was an odd day in New York, icy, yet warm enough to scrape away that ice with a strong snow shovel, producing a very unappetizing bit of slush, and a clear path behind.

    It's almost lunar New Year, and there are lots celebrations underway downtown. At the shop, a colleague brought us some yummy patries!

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  12. I love visiting your blog. Thank you for the wonderful pictures.

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  13. Nice pictures but hopefully spring is coming:)

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  14. Beautiful winter pictures. I think you have more snow than I have right now.
    It's been raining much in the middle of Norway this january, and it looks like spring some places.
    Greetings,

    Berit.

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  15. Washington Square. Maybe I'll save that for the summer.

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  16. Tru Poetry. Perfect. Thx JO* x

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  17. Your snow is hanging on and we know it is cold from the reports we are hearing. You will be glad to have the sun in Morocco.

    Makes great photos though.

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  18. Love the pictures. I love that park. I don't know it's name. I always call it the park by City Hall. My husband and I travel to NYC about once a year and that's a favorite place to walk or people watch. Also very fond of St. Paul's Chapel. You took some lovely photos.

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