I made the error of not posting some of the better pictures from the January visit. Mea culpa! I want to share a few more, along with more commentary than you want.
Riverside Church in Morningside Heights, viewed from the east on 121st Street. The tower is huge, and it has plenty of functional floor space. The cathedral is built in a neogothic (?) style, but uses modern construction techniques; i.e., steel beams. The tower itself reminds me of Saruman’s tower in the LOTR.
Clearly I overlooked this artsy shot. Sarah once again made good use of a shortened focal length. The fresh green leaves, representing new life, are a good picture of grace
, and I like the contrast between the delicate flora and the cold stone from which this 42nd Street building is constructed. There’s a nice strong diagonal symmetry here too, along with a couple vertical stems and tree trunk and a horizontal edifice line. The various surface angles lead to interesting light/shadow interfaces.
Charity, feeling at home in my kitchen.
Charity preferred this shot of her and Sarah. I agree that it is a better picture, but I like the one from the previous post because Charity’s smile reminds me of Isabella’s smile when she’s working just a little too hard!