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A day late, here are some photos featuring New York and surrounding areas in the month of October. We visited the Rockefeller State Park Preserve to see the fall colors, Soho to get a new pair of glasses, Carnegie Hall for a concert of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, strolling back along Fifth Avenue and Park Avenue. Getting nostalgic, when I first lived in New York in the 1980s I stayed for three weeks in the Roger Smith Hotel on Lexington Avenue. Another concert took place in the Metropolitan Museum. The United Nations celebrated its 70th anniversary in #unblue. An empty Broadway and the market on Hammarskjöld Plaza in fall colors. Please visit Cardinal Guzman’s blog to see other entries of the monthly photo challenge.
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.
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.
It is rare to see the Chrysler building without its lights, or the UN Secretariat, completely dark, but that’s wat happened on 28 March, the lights went out for one hour at 8.30 pm (GMT) for #earthhour.
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This photo was taken during a great workshop for night photography with Roberta Fineberg.
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