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Central Park Snow Scene via Joe in NYC

Here’s today’s guest blog-

This afternoon I received this photo from blog follower Jack.  His son Joe took this  “Central Park- South East corner…there is a small pond that is iced over and covered with snow…it looks really peaceful”

I wrote to Joe (who also follows the blog and he was happy to contribute today’s post- Thanks Joe!)

He gave me permission to share his picture. And thanks Jack for sending Joe’s Central Park Snow Scene.

Central Park Snow Scene


Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape

They call it challenge for a reason.  Escape. Or trying to.

Escape defined : Break free from confinement or control    (School is out June 17th)

Need to get away. Get out. Break free.

Attempted escape. Some of mine seem like “trapped” or “escape is necessary” . It makes me consider posting a photograph of our jail that they built along the Monongahela River, spoiling the scenic view. Escape from reality.  A fire escape?

Me trapped in the mail chute

Me in the mail chute at the City County Building today when we took down the art show.

Fencing so the Cheetahs Can’t Escape!

Fenced in at the Wilds

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Kayaks on Allegheny River

Kayaks on the Allegheny River Photographed from the Roberto Clemente Bridge

Branch trapped

Fence and Branch at the Softball Game

Get out of the Car Wash

Did you ever feel like you can’t escape when you are in the middle of the car wash?

 

 

 

Play House Captive

Take the keys and lock her up! Little sister tries to escape

Buy a lottery ticket

A hopeful escape from reality and the rat race. I guess I need to buy a ticket.  Oh well.

The Book Loft in Columbus

The Book Loft- Columbus Ohio.  Reading is a terrific escape!

Roller Coaster at KennywoodA roller coaster is good for a brief escape

at Kennywood Amusement Park

Helicopter Getaway

Ready for the get away

Fire Escapes

 A Couple of Fire Escapes  ( I was shooting the Bitter End, I think)

Central Park

Central Park Pastorale

See others bloggers escapes-

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Imagine, Standing with Van Gogh, St. Patrick’s Scaffolded, Mercury, Ribbons for Peace, Patience

We walked through Strawberry Fields and saw the Imagine mosaic.  A man sat on a bench playing the guitar.  We wondered why he wasn’t strumming a Beatles tune.  We walked over the to the Frick Collection and saw the Piero della Francesca in America , no photography allowed.

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At the Metropolitan Museum of Art

you could stand around all day and take photos of people being photographed with Vincent Van Gogh’s self portrait.

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The scaffolding on St.Patrick’s Cathedral will be in place for three to four years.

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Lit a candle in St. Patrick’s.

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Mercury at Rockefeller Center

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Prayers for Peace. I read the sign and took the photo.  After I crossed the street I realized just how many ribbons there were on the fence surrounding the church.

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We walked down Fifth Avenue from 72nd St to 10th St

Mary and I stood at Washington Square in the late afternoon sun for long shadows.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit

This week’s challenge of free spirit was exactly that-  a challenge!

Here’s a gallery of free spirit (to me) as I perused the archives, thinking about the definition.

My interpretations have a wide range of the meaning- including a feral cat, The Angel of the Waters Fountain in Central Park, Andy Warhol, a motorcycle guy choosing to go helmet less-  free spirit not limited to  flower children dancing at Woodstock or Haight Ashbury.   I should have gotten a few of my friends to pose and I don’t have consent to post some shots I already have but I when I think free spirit, they come to mind. Next week is the Art Fair in the Park in Mellon Park Pittsburgh so I’m thinking an opportunity for new images of free spirit.

I found this quote on another blog but when entered this text  it says author unknown-

 “Free spirits are inclined to explore life and taste new experiences that hold true to the deepest parts of themselves vs. being influenced by what the masses around them are doing. They are often people who think freely and have the courage to hear their own voice and follow their own integrity.”

 

 

 

 

 

One of the feral cats we were able to capture, get fixed and inoculated.  There are two and we feed them on the back porch.  Our neighbor Ann had cats, cats, cats and then moved to a home and then passed away and we inherited the two that called this neighborhood, home.

 

 

Concert goers enter the Altar Bar, a repurposed church in the Strip District of Pittsburgh.

 

 

Italian Festival in Bloomfield.

 

 

Shohei Toyoda performing in Worthington OH

 

 

Angel of the Waters Fountain, Bethesda Terrace, Central Park New York City.  It was featured in the movie Angels in America.  In fact, it’s been featured in many movies.

 

 

 

 

 

You might remember this shot from the Andy Warhol Museum as I was leaving at night, the party was just starting.

Photographer friend Joycie in Grand Central Station. 

 

 

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 Thanks for looking at the free spirit gallery today and check out fellow bloggers interpretations of the challenge listed above.

 


Central Park Sailboats and Unauthorized Craft

From the archives.  Boats with a motor not allowed.  Took this when visiting my sister last Spring. Reminds me of Stuart Little.  It’s relaxing to watch the toy sailboats and the people who pilot them, the rental guy who retrieves them with a line. The motorized, remote control naval ship was zipping around between the peaceful sailboats.

New York City Central Park Sailboats

Find the remote control craft disturbing the peace.


Chrysanthemums Central Park New York City

 

Where they got the idea for the color names-Harvest Gold, Burnt Orange....

 

 


How many dogs in a stroller? Central Park New York City

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First Shot


New York City Roof Garden

Metropolitan Museum of Art Roof Garden view over Central Park. Detail from artist Roxy Paine stainless pipe sculpture  “Maelstrom”

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November 7 View over Central Park from Roof Garden


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