Tag Archives: Horse and Carriage

HANSOM CABS in Central Park

$60 will trot you around the park for 45 minutes………but…..is it cruel to the animal?  It is a controversy!

DISNEY and MICKEY in Times Square nyc

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Times Square is always a hoot.  Thousands of TOURISTS……..[lots of pick-pockets]……..costumed Disney characters……….Broadway Shows……….and zillions of restaurants.  The famous Knickerbocker Hotel was just renovated…….with rooms starting at $550.

CLICK ON THE HORSE…….

You must visit the reborn Knickerbocker Hotel.……..and overnight there if you can spend some big bucks.

NEW YEARS DAY………in Central Park……..2015

The view of the BOATHOUSE……….from my terrace……..just before the sun came out.

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It is only a short stroll……….and a delightful way to greet the

NEW YEAR…….lunch!

Fifty Fall Fotos of CENTRAL PARK

View of my apartment and terrace……….from Central Park

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Sunday was such a bright Autumn day……..crisp air………leaves falling, swirling in the wind………rays of warm sunshine.

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In HEAVEN it is always Autumn……..[John Donne].

SUNNY Sunday in Central Park

Central Park had it’s first real taste of Spring today…………sunny but cool………fun was in the air.  Me and thousands of my fellow New Yorkers played in the park.  Bubble blowing………roller skating………..dancing………making music………[some were making love]………walking the dog and picnicking.

And of course, there was a wedding or two.

John Lennon was seen in Strawberry Fields……………on a TEE SHIRT

Fun in the sun SUNDAY in Central Park

Sundays in Central Park are always a delight……..New Yorkers and tourists……….all “doing their thing”…..or trying to “out do” one another.  Sunning……boating……..running……..bicycling…………reading……eating…………walking the dog………..and slumming.

IT IS ALL THE ENTERTAINMENT ONE COULD POSSIBLY ASK FOR.

Tonight on the great lawn is Movie Time!  HORROR!  THE SHINING.  Thousands will gather for a picnic………wine and fine dine for some.  Others will just bring buckets of popcorn.  It is a warm night…..the stars will be out…….and New Yorkers will get free entertainment.  How great is that!

NYC HORSES are so confused!

 Yesterday it was 17 degrees in NYC.  Today it hit 62.  The horses are practically giddy with delight……….and so are New Yorkers.

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Walking across Central Park South………..on my way to the Plaza for lunch…….i photographed more than 50 “fillies”….and one or two piles of horse shit.

OKAMOTO STUDIO……..at Tavern on the Green

Today in Central Park……..at Tavern on the Green…….the Park Conservancy hosted a fund-raising event………..Ice Sculpting.

The Tavern.………..once a fabulous restaurant……….now an information booth for tourists.

Click on the see more of their incredible art:       Okamoto Studio – Portfolio

Tourists wondering what will spring forth from that block of ice.

120 pounds of the cold stuff.

Tools of the trade……and Thomas Brown is a master at using them.

 Michaelangelo, move over !

Sawing and glueing [with water]…..the two blocks together.

And we all wonder what it going to become! ?

The ANGEL on top of the Bethesda Fountain.

“WOW”…….says Don………….”incredible says ” Don Juan.

Details in her wings are starting to take shape.

“This guy is really is great with his tool”……says an amazed tourist.

Her arms are taking shape.

The Conservancy was passing out HOT CHOCOLATE.  Real chocolate and real milk.  I had three cups.

Face taking shape.

Lovely faces in the crowd……admiring his work.

It has taken him 3 hours to complete the statue.

“Hey, Mr. Brown…….can you sculpt me a boy doggie?”

Pouring on water to soften the edges of her wings.

“Where are we……the North Pole?”

Almost finished…………..just a bit more scraping.

“Can I have a lick?”

The finished Bethesda Angel.  The original statue was designed by emma Stebbins.  Her inspiration came from the Gospel of Saint John…..Chapter five.

If you walk over to the fountain………..you can see the original.  She holds a Lily in her hand…..the symbol of purity.

We all clapped …………and I yelled “BRAVO”.

The Belvedere Squirrel………also carved by Okamoto Studios.

We hired a Handsom Cab to drive us home.  Even the driver was handsome!  Russian.

The drive along Central Park West was so romantic.  Will have to do it again on Saint Valentines Day.

A MISTY MORNING in the Park

A lovely mysterious mist descended on the Park this morning.  The rays of sunshine filtering through the trees were something I had never seen before.

Horse and carriage….a lovely misty way to see the park.