Tuesday, October 9, 2007

NYC Part 2

More pics of NYC......

The Lighting District is an area in the Bowery section where dozens of stores are packed full of chandeliers and other wonderful lighting fixtures. One is not allowed to take any pics inside the stores but shooting from just outside a propped open front door went undetected.
















In the 14th Street subway station there are a number of these cute little bronze statues depicting different scenes of city life. They are 12-16 " tall and are the work of Tom Otterness (click on his name to see all of them).
















And another shot of Central Park... a living statue. Jess and I saw many such "statues" in Florence Italy but I think this is the first I've seen in the US. How anyone can stand perfectly still, for so long like this, is quite beyond me.





















And this one is of the famed bald eagle's nest a top the curved center window of this house on 5th Ave, right along Central Park. The eagle was out and about (likely somewhere in the Park) but people were nest viewing through a telescope anyway.

4 comments:

Jess said...

OOooo...love the lighting!!!!

Steve said...
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Steve said...

The living statue you photographed is my dear friend Therisa Barber, and Englishwoman who came to New York to pursue her dancing career and created her "Ballet on a Box" statue act to perform in Central Park. Check out her MySpace page at www.myspace.com/ballerinamime for more. :-)

Cabs said...

Thx for this info Steve. Fascinating!! She sounds like an amazing person.