I shot this in New York City back in 2013. Just one of those things that caught my eye and made me smile.
The Cloisters. The name itself makes me think of medieval mystery and European Monks.
When I saw a post on Facebook by photographer Karen Hutton of the Cloisters in New York City it became a must see for the next time I was there.
We happened to go NYC on the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend and scheduled a visit to the Cloisters on the Sunday morning. The grounds are beautiful and the architecture amazing.
This is a description from their website:
The Cloisters museum and gardens, the branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe, was assembled from architectural elements, both domestic and religious, that largely date from the twelfth through the fifteenth century.
The building and its cloistered gardens—located in Fort Tryon Park in northern Manhattan—are treasures in themselves, effectively part of the collection housed there. The Cloisters’ collection comprises approximately two thousand works of art.
Here are just a few of the shots I took there.
Angel of the Water
Blessing the Pool
Purity of the Water
Brings healing powers
This shot of the Bethesda Fountain in Central Park, New York was taken last summer. It’s history is very interesting.
“Rising from Bethesda Terrace is Bethesda Fountain, with the famous Angel of the Waters statue atop. The statue references the Gospel of John, which describes an angel blessing the Pool of Bethesda and giving it healing powers. The fountain commemorates the Croton water system, which first brought fresh water to New York City in 1842. The angel carries a lily in her left hand — a symbol of the water’s purity, very important to a city that had previously suffered from a devastating cholera epidemic before the system was established. The piece is the only statue that was commissioned for the Park. Created by Emma Stebbins, it also marked the first time a woman received a public art commission in New York City. ”
Quoted from the official Central Park website http://www.centralparknyc.org/visit/things-to-see/south-end/bethesda-fountain.html
Yesterday I posted a portion of this picture showing just their shoes and wondered if you could guess what their profession was. Now that you can see the rest of the shot it still is not clear. I shot this in Central Park New York and I waited around to see what they would do but they were in a long conversation with someone just off camera so unfortunately I cannot give you a definate answer. My assumption is that they were street performers. They definitely had interesting costumes.
Wishing everyone a Happy New Year. This is a shot of Times Square I took this summer.
This bike was outside a little shop in New York City. I love the colours and fun watermelon looking wheels!
They say if one door gets shut another opens.
Before going through that door –
Check to see who opened it!
I shot these beautiful doors in New York City but I can’t remember which building they are on.