Photo of the Week: Mosaic

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It was a nice afternoon, so we decided to go for a walk to the Bethesda Fountain, our favorite place in Central Park.  The sun was filtering into the subterranean arcade lighting up the distinctive ornate interior.  The details of the magnificent Minton Tile ceiling have attracted many visitors to this spot over the years.  The  interior, filled with 15,000 colorful tiles, also has brilliant acoustics.  The place is always filled with beautiful music since there is never a shortage of performers.

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Photo of the Week: Oculus

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New York, USA

I finally made it down to the new World Trade Center Path station.  Earlier this year the downtown transportation hub finally opened to the public after years of construction and delays.  The highly anticipated structure was designed by renowned Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, to resemble a a bird-in-flight.  The stunning $4 Billion dollar building opened to mix reviews.  The large open area in the center is known as the Oculus, and connects the train station, the September 11th Memorial plaza, and the many high-end retail shops.  Inside the main hall, the sun pours through the steel and glass design giving the feel of an open space.  Have you been inside the new World Trade Center Path station?  Do you think it was worth the hefty price tag?

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Photo of the Week: Autumn

IMG_8613 New York, USA

What  a difference a week makes!  Last week I was still wearing shorts and tank tops, walking around the city, complaining about the heat.  This week, a cold front officially moved in heralding the arrival of Fall.  Although it’s hard to tell by looking at the green leaves on the trees, I guess they didn’t get the memo.  I have mixed feelings when it comes to Fall.  It’s true that the heat has dissipated and it’s finally bearable to walk around the city again.  The park is gorgeous this time of year in varying shades of red, orange, and yellow.   The part that I don’t like so much is the progressively shorter days and the eminent threat of freezing weather around the corner.  Here’s to hoping that Fall lasts a little longer this year.

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Photo of the Week: Top of the Rock

IMG_9337New York, New York

My sister came to visit this past week, which gave me the perfect excuse to play tourist in my own city.  One of the places that I’ve always wanted to go to, but never been is Top of the Rock.  From the observation deck, you can see all the way downtown with the Empire State Building front and center.  The pricey ticket of $32 per person will get you access to the top floors, or you can skip all of that and just go to Bar 65 for a drink.  The restaurant is only 2 stories down, with essentially the same view and no admission cost.  You can use the money you would have paid and get yourself a nice cocktail instead.  Sipping a spatini while you admire the New York skyline at sunset is probably not a bad thing to do. 

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