Battery Park City

Along 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.

Signs of Spring in Central Park

Last October Kongo caught what was probably the last great fall day in Central Park. Today he caught the really great first day of Spring.  It was glorious to see the trees starting to bud and bloom and daffodils crop up through the brown leaves of winter.  People were out and about and enjoying the sunshine and clear skies.

Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Statues

  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.

Central Park Sunday

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.