Ault Park is one of the many beautiful Parks in the Cincinnati area, with frequent events, such as “Art in Ault” that I attended this past week. The work of Holly Schapker, a local artist, was on display along with complimentary wine and music!
I arrived early to take some photos. The pavilion has wonderful architecture for photographs and the gardens are beautiful!
As I passed a small group of attendees, I couldn’t restrain myself from asking to take the photo of this lovely lady and her stately Poodle!
The High Lineis a 1-mile linear park built on a section of the former elevated New York Central Railroad. It runs from near 14th Street up to 30th Street. The first section was opened in 2009 and the second in 2011. After visiting Chelsea Market, I walked outside to the steps that took me to the park. What a great idea for a park!
There are lots of cool creative pieces of art along the walk. I’m not sure what those wooden posts sticking up in the Hudson River are…
Greenwich Village in New York City is very similar to what I had envisioned through the years it might be like. Artsy and colorful with beautiful old buildings!
Having arrived in the City the night before, with only four days to explore, I got an early start the following morning walking the 3/4th of a mile to the train, from the home of my Couchsurfing hostess–Maria and her parents–in Brooklyn. The train ride into Manhattan took anywhere from 35 – 50 minutes, depending on where I was headed, and if I needed to transfer trains. My experience taking trains in Europe was good practice for the subway here.
I had purchased a book about New York City and tore out the walking tours to have some type of map and plan. Even with the map, the streets in Greenwich are a bit confusing, because they wind around and connect here and there. As you can see, It was an overcast day.
This grouping of sculptures is very creative. I like that they’re devoid of color, except for the one pair of tennis shoes.
It’s been over a week since I spent the day in Downtown Cincinnati for the Reds Baseball Opening Day celebration, but I have a few more photos I’d like to share with you. I’m always on the lookout for creative and/or artistic photographic opportunities and I think this staircase fits that description.
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Textures! This photo was taken of me by a passerby as the sun was rising in San Francisco. I was on a solo trip through California in 2006, waiting for an Amtrak train, and had some time to spare, so I wanted to have my picture taken with these funky massive statues! If my memory serves me correctly, their texture was cool, hard, and ridged.