Posts Tagged ‘Architecture’

Grand Central Terminal, NYC

The last stop of the Flat Stanley tour of New York is the ever-bustling Grand Central Station.  Currently celebrating its 100th birthday, Grand Central is a testament to the importance of protecting our nation’s beautiful monuments.  We happened upon Nick Cave’s colorful horses hanging out in Vanderbilt Hall.  Art and architecture infused into everyday life is one of the many reasons why I miss living in New York.

Grand Central Station

Grand Central Station, NYC

Grand Central Station, The Herd, Nick Cave, NYC

Grand Central Station, NYC

Grand Central Station, NYC

Pershing Square, NYC

Central Park, NYC

Last weekend, with the recent snowfall barely melted and the lingering winter chill, we dashed off to New York for the quickest of visits.  Coincidentally {and rather amusingly}, a friend’s daughter asked us to help with her Flat Stanley project and we took the opportunity to test out the new camera at a few of New York’s famous landmarks.  First up: Central Park, and despite its barren tree branches, still possessed a quiet sparkle with the undeniable whisper of warm days ahead.

Central Park, NYC

Central Park, NYC

Central Park, NYC

Central Park, NYC

Central Park, NYC

Scenes from New York City

The new year is off to a rather busy start with big projects on the horizon and the intense feeling of ever increasing responsibilities, compounded with the fleeting nature of time and how there seems to never be enough of it.  Quite unbelievably, approaching the one-year anniversary of this blog next month, and apologetically, have some serious catching up to do…  Our recent trip to New York yielded these images of some of our favorite haunts and architectural gems.  To begin, Todd English’s food hall in the storied Plaza Hotel is ideal for foodies on-the-go.  Having worked in mid-town for years and lamented the lack of better pick-up food options, this spot is an easy winner with something for everyone.

Plaza hotel

NYC

A view from the pied-a-terre of the rooftops in Chelsea.  How many buildings and neighborhoods can you identify in the collage above?

Chelsea rooftops, NYC

Soho, NYC

Palace of Fine Arts

After years of admiring the Palace of Fine Arts in film and photography, we finally paid the monument a long overdue visit.  Originally built for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exhibition and inspired by Greek and Roman architecture, the monument is now a favorite destination for weddings and events.  Its otherworldly beauty transported us to another time and place …

Palace of Fine Arts

Palace of Fine Arts

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