Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Feb 2013: Traversing NY

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So I decided to go for a walk traversing NY

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This is what i love about NY, the space…

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Hmmmm. Do I really want to go into this?

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That’s a narrow building…

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Rocks and layers.

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What on earth is premium virgin hair???

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You see some old buildings…

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What a lovely clock and bell tower..

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Art on the sidewalk..

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Hmmm, that’s a bit of a dreary building?  photo 13-IMG_0939_zpsa2644cde.jpg  photo 14-IMG_0942_zpsd3a3ac06.jpg

Old and New bikes…that one on the top looks brilliant…


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Salvation Army…

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This is a very interesting brick clad building, fascinating sculptures and the fire escape, instead of detracting, actually provides a fascinating counterpoint to the brick.

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Time Machine?

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A union shop..

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A Spanish Benevolent Society..

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heh, nice one.

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Quite a lot of eagles..

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Its a pharmacy now? Must have been a bank building or library or a government office back then…

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Nice Church. For Mexicans / Hispanic Catholics? given the saint I would guess…

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And some mexican street food, I would have nipped over to have some if i had time..

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this is a fascinating white building…very interesting.

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Here’s an interesting triangular building :)

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There you go, for all people asking where’s the beef…

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The Spartan Plus place?

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Feb 2013: Parking and Dodgy room service orders

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I check into the hotel and guess what my little princess has packed in the bag for me :) a big hug.

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I stayed at the Byrant Park Hotel. This is a listed building and was constructed way back in 1924 for the American Radiator and Standard Sanitary Company. You can see the fascinating ironwork

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the black brick signifies coal while the gold signifies flame. Geddit? For heating and radiator business. This was converted into the hotel in 1998

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It faces a tiny park called as Byrant Park.  Its a fascinating place, built over what is the NY Library Archives.

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Huge history here…George Washington and his troops crossed here. And this was previously a graveyard.

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What flower beds?

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Now there’s a great little tribute

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interesting and old style water fountain…

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A lovely carousel is within the park

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with these massive restored lamps

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the ram isn't looking very friendly is it?

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the park is surrounded by tall skyscrapers

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Another view of the hotel.

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this is a statue of Andrada. Fascinating history of this Brazilian. Who seems to be a man of many talents, the mineral andradite is named for him and he was responsible for the discovery of Petalite which contains lithium. Anybody with a lithium battery charged unit (pretty much everybody these days) like a phone has a bit of a debt for this Brazilian. He was against slavery, supported public education, etc. etc. Impressive.


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Looking down 6th Avenue.

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I am always amused by the sight of these wooden water tanks, most advanced nation in the world with one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world still having wooden water tanks.

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Another hero of mine..:) what a man…

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And selling the China Daily in the corner…talk about cosmopolitan..

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I knew it…its the answer to everything.

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Views from our office..

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Looking down at the Library

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Which is full

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I go back to the hotel and then, hmmmm, room service is fascinating here.

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Nice plaque..

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I see this building on the way…fascinating to see the remnants of its neighbour…

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hello! :)