On my recent trip to NYC, I spent a sunny spring Mayday walking from the northern end of Manhattan to my parent's house on the southern end. I started by taking a train up to the Cloisters - a magnificent collection of medieval art (Cloisters). It isn't on the northern tip of Manhattan - but it's pretty far up there. It would be at about 200th. street if the streets were numbered up there.
Here are some photos I took along the way:
The park (Fort Tryon Park) around the cloisters is really beautiful - quite hilly and rough with exposed rock. and you can see and feel the mighty Hudson nearby:
I loved how pink these buds were in comparison with their blossoms:
I continued south, out of the park:
Here's my favorite store front:
(Hey, if you don't learn to drive too well, you can always hire the personal injury lawyer!)
I complimented this vendor on his lovely display:
What the heck are these?
She was selling mangoes on a stick:
I enjoyed this truck graffiti in support of Haiti:
A short side trip to Riverside Church where one of my favorite peacemakers preached - Rev. Coffin - when I was a young peacemaker just becoming aware of the dangers of nuclear weapons:
Oddest statue ever:
On my mom's recommendation I veered east for a rendezvous in Central Park where I found a gaggle of unfit men playing around with daggers!
I did a little birdwatching:
Did a lot of people watching:
And found the city's least creative art school - the teacher even told them which colors of mix and where to paint. All their paintings looked the same!
I found this discarded beautiful maypole:
I found this couple "yarn bombing":
For more images of yarn bombing click here
After walking in Central Park for an hour and a half I emerge, much to my dismay, almost exactly where I went in. It seems that somewhere I got turned around and started walking north again!
I found this beautiful ethereal sculpture:
More public art, this time ephemeral (made of colored sand):
Fancy chess table:
What's a woman to do? Especially when she passes the Converse store? And they have Merimekko sneakers?
Feathers or Triangles?????? (feathers won)
Stopped for eye-candy at Dean and Deluca's
Seven dollar handbag cookies anyone?
I see my parent's house at the end of the street!
Ah, home sweet home and cold water!
15 miles, 6 hours, beautiful day!