_MG_4400Along the lower West Side of Manhattan near the new World Trade Center is the neighborhood of Battery Park City.  This is the newest part of ever-changing NYC and is about 90 acres of reclaimed land from the remains of the building destroyed on September 11 as well as land dredged from near Staten Island.

 

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Ailsa’s theme this week is statues. Kongo has observed that statues are like photo magnets.  People with cameras can’t avoid snapping a picture. Kongo is the same way and the images in this post are some of his snaps during recent travels.  The wooden Indian statue above was captured in Ybor City, Florida.

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Yesterday Kongo took advantage of an absolutely glorious October Sunday to spend a few hours in New York’s Central Park.  The weather was warm but every once in a while a cool, chilling breeze chased along the paths, reminding everyone of colder days ahead.  Maple trees were particularly spectacular.  Sycamores had already lost most of their leaves.  A huge Breast Cancer Walk added plenty of activities and noise with a band, banging drums, and splashes of pink everywhere.