Showing posts with label New York City. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New York City. Show all posts

Monday, May 2, 2016

We'll Have Manhattan ...



"...I've a cozy little flat in 
What is known as old Manhattan,
We'll settle down
Right here in town.


... We'll have Manhattan,
the Bronx and Staten Island too ...

The great big city's a wondrous toy
Just made for a girl and boy -
We'll turn Manhattan
Into an isle of joy."
                          ~ "Manhattan"
               ~Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart, 1925
~ A popular song and part of the 
Great American Songbook, often known as
"We'll Have Manhattan" 

An artistic view of beautiful tulips in full
bloom in Lower Manhattan on a gorgeous April day in New York City, settled down in town to turn Manhattan into an isle of joy.   
               

       

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Shades of Alleluia ...



"A Christian should be 
an Alleluia from head to foot."
                   ~ St. Augustine
                               ~ 354-430 A.D.

It's a touchstone of faith in the city as banners
joyfully wave a colorful chorus of Alleluias outside Trinity Church at the corner of Broadway
and Wall Street in New York City in April.

The Episcopal parish in Lower Manhattan
was a refuge for relief workers after the terrorist
attacks of September 11, 2001. A sculpture
in front of the church was made out of a giant
sycamore tree destroyed on 9/11.     

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Reflection and Remembrance ...





"No day shall erase you 
from the memory of time." 
                ~ Virgil
                          ~ 70 B.C. - 19 B.C.

A portion of the new Oculus sculpture that tops the World Trade Center Transportation Hub joins with other nearby buildings in Lower Manhattan in reflecting on an outside wall of the National September 11 Memorial Museum on a picturesque April day in New York City.

The sculpture is the creation of Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.

The Virgil quote has been fashioned out of salvaged remnants of damaged World Trade Center steel and is located in Memorial Hall inside the museum, where it will stand in perpetuity at the site of the attacks as a promise that we will never forget those taken from us on that terrible day.



Monday, April 25, 2016

Freedom Takes Wing ...



"Freedom lies in being bold."
                            ~ Robert Frost
                              ~ 1874-1963
                ~ Poet Laureate of the United States
                                 ~ 1958-1959

Like a Phoenix rising, the new Oculus sculpture
that tops the World Trade Center Transportation
Hub in Lower Manhattan, near the Memorial 
Pools, brings to mind bold, inspiring wings
of freedom on a sunsplashed April day
in New York City.

The sculpture is the creation of Spanish
architect Santiago Calatrava.

   

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Shine On Freedom ...



"I know that for America
there will always be a bright dawn ahead."
                         ~ Ronald Reagan
                                 ~ 1911-2004
                       ~ 40th President of 
               the United States of America  

One World Trade Center - The Freedom Tower -
gleams as April sunshine wraps itself around
Lower Manhattan on a gorgeous spring day
in New York City.

One World Trade Center is the main building
of the rebuilt World Trade Center complex.
With 104 floors, it is the tallest skyscraper
in the Western Hemisphere and the fourth
tallest in the world. It opened November 3, 2014.