Tuesday, November 17, 2009

New Photography

Lots of pictures today.

Ella wasn't feeling too hot last night, so she skipped work today (probably for the best that she doesn't push it) and decided to photograph my knitting for me. There are a lot of advantages to having an artist/photographer in the family. That girl can make our little point and shoot sing. There will be actual knitting pictures tomorrow morning. YAY!

Also, I took my lunch break in Battery Park today (that's at the lower tip of Manhattan, overlooking the Statue of Liberty. Tough day at work. Battery Park is one of my happy places. So instead of knitting (was a bit too cold for that, 50F, 10C) I took peectures.


You can't quite see it, but that's the Statue of Liberty hiding behind the bush. It's crazy, because if you didn't know where it was, you'd think I was out on some windswept lonely beach somewheres.

The ferry to the Statue of Liberty just coming back:

The rear view (this is immediately behind where I was sitting):

Some of the gorgeous landscaping they've done here:

One last lonely straggling flower:

The only all-glass skyscraper that I ever really loved (hate most of them, but I like this one because it always perfectly reflects the sky) and the East Coast Memorial (WWII):

More awesome landscaping views:

The sculpture that stood between the twin towers (and somehow miraculously survived):


  1. I'm glad you got to spend some time in your happy place today. You needed it.

  2. Nice photos. I love the first one and also the round, glass building. Next to nature I love tall buildings, especially those that reflect the sky. Thank you for stopping by my blog today. It is always nice to meet someone new. I will return to your blog at a later date to see some of your knitting.

  3. From over here, the idea of having a view of the Statue of Liberty over lunch seems terrribly exotic. I always liked the sound of Battery Park, for some reason ...
    And thanks for your comment today - close calls with sloth-induced life-threatening illnesses are my thang, right now

  4. Oh wow- I was holidaying in NYC back in August so it's amazing to see Battery Park in the Fall.
    Thanks for you comment on my blog, I'll have a read better read of yours when I'm home from work tonight :)

  5. Wow. I'll be checking out these photos in detail, my husband has been to NY and I haven't. I am fascinated in how the Statue looks in real life. What an amazing place to blog from. Thanks again for visiting my blog.

  6. Isn't it lovely having the continuity of the statue.

    The place in Australia that was burnt, has some features left, good ones. The Hazeldene shop and the Flowerdale Pub and the school. I am not sure what it would be like living there, but it must help make it feel it is still the same place, but changed.