Monthly Photo Challenge: The Changing Seasons 08

Very late in the month, just in time for the eighth monthly photo challenge, hosted by Cardinal Guzman. We went to the Mostly Mozart Festival (3 x), ate Chef’s pasta in a restaurant close by, enjoyed Tudor City in the dogs days of August. Went to Williamsburg and Greenpoint, across the river. August has some car-free Saturday mornings. Fao-Schwarz, the famous toy shop, closed its shop on 59th and Fifth. Hammarskjöld Plaza has a farmer’s market on Wednesdays. And some more buildings that won’t be there, next year. I also took a panorama photo of Central Station, from the Apple store. All photos were taken in the month of August. It was still nice enough to eat outside.The building across the street is almost done and we had yet another beautiful evening.


Monthly Photo Challenge: The Changing Seasons 06

This month, it started to become quiet in our neighborhood. During the weekends, the city empties, which is nice. At the very end of last month, we had the first “Manhattanhenge” of this year, when the sun sets precisely in line with the streets from West to East. Also, the building which has been constructed over the last couple of years is almost finished. The scaffolding is slowly disappearing. So, one new kid on the block and one old one, which may be disappearing in the forthcoming year(s). More on this challenge can be found here.

Monthly Photo Challenge: The Changing Seasons 05

This month, I have included a walk on the UES (Upper East Side), and one from 16th to 46th Street on the East side, looking for the ESB (Empire State Building). Hello Kitty will be going to Amsterdam, some time in September of this year. And some photos were taken in Tudor City, which is Midtown East. Yesterday, I attended the opening of “The Living Pyramid” by Agnes Denes in Long Island City. More in this challenge can be found here:

Monthly Photo Challenge: The Changing Seasons 01

Joining the Monthly Photo Challenge named The Changing Seasons, which will run throughout the year, hosted by Cardinal Guzman.

Every week, on Saturday, we are going out for breakfast at a local diner, have done so for the past eight years! So, once a month, I will take some photos of the same area, around the same time, to see how things change with the seasons. This morning, I took photos with my phone, because the weather was not very inviting to take any other camera with me. I added two photos, taken earlier in the month.