I love old streetlamps. As a child in I used to love to see the lamplighter come by at night to light the gas streetlamps outside my window in Kensington, London. There are a handful of lamplighters left in London.
Yesterday at 9-10:30 am on November 27, 2016, I went to City Hall Park in Manhattan to see the vagrant female Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana) that I heard about on social media.
It is amazing how many unusual birds find their way to NYC. This robin sized bird drinks sap in holes made by a local Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. I also observed it hawking for insects. There were at least 30 birders there on Saturday morning peering up into the large trees.
A local American Kestrel showed up and the birds laid low.
Two other 4th Street Doors:
Washington Square Hotel was the Hotel Earle in 1902. It is a small eight-story residential hotel in New York’s fashionable Greenwich Village:
I wish you all a Happy Holiday with your family and friends. A composite with four leaves.
Almost every birder in New York City knows about the vagrant Yellow-breasted Chat at Trinity Church at the end of Wall Street in Manhattan. I too went there to photograph it. It took me three tries to get good shots.
On one of the days that I failed to see the Chat I was gifted with the sight of a tiny Winter Wren. I used Corel Painter on one photograph of the wren.
Finally, the star of the show:
Trinity 2 of 2 — the buildings (posted 11/21/2016).
A charming private alley in Greenwich Village, New York City.
I love the old sign on the building across from Jefferson Market. It has an old phone number that uses a name with numbers, Algonquin4-1817, instead of 5 numbers. Ours used to be Oregon, OR5-0138, the same number that his mother had since 1945.
The charming Jefferson Market Garden by the Library open on weekends..
Aged look created in Lightroom, On1 and Photoshop.
Outdoor still lifes. @BHEventSpace #BHPortDev
There is a campaign abroad to promote solidarity against the vile racism and violence that is afloat throughout the world by wearing a safety pin. Doing so shows that you are against racism and bigotry. I would like to see this take hold here and also have it mean that we stand against Trump. We need to find ways to counteract evil and darkness.
My idea is that the safety pin in the lamp creates lightning bolts to dissipate the darkness. I used photos of Jefferson Library and Washington Square Park taken on 11/6/2016 to create this composite.