Brooklyn Botanic in May

A friend and I went to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) in May to see the spring flowers and cherries. Next post includes some closeups.

Pine Barrens Flora

This third and last post on the Pine Barrens shows what a lot of the area looks like inland and a few of the plants.

Ward Pound Ridge and Keeler Tavern

On this cold a windy Easter Sunday we went for a drive to Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in Westchester, New York. It was so cold we ate our picnic in the car. On the way back I chose a scenic route through Connecticut. we stopped at the Keeler Tavern in Ridgefield, CT. The entry fees to the museum where too much. I had a brief look at their lovely grounds.

Central Park Exposed

Charles showed me how to do in camera multiple exposures during a Sierra Photo NYC photo shoot in Central Park, NYC. The last three are simple photographs. I colorized the last one a bit.

Gowanus and the Brooklyn Bridge

I like to shop at Whole Foods in Brooklyn by the Gowanus Canal. I also edited an old photograph of the Brooklyn Bridge while testing the freeze in Photoshop.

Roosevelt Memorial

Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Memorial on Roosevelt Island, NYC (for details see: Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park – Wikipedia). The trees in the second picture put out roots that go over the path’s border into the lawn to get water.

Renwick Smallpox Hospital

The Renwick Smallpox Hospital on Roosevelt Island was built in 1856 from designs by James Renwick, Jr. It is the only landmarked ruin in New York City. Being a ruin is what gives it an air of mystery and charm.

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Queensboro Bridge

The Queensboro Bridge, built in 1909, was the first bridge linking Queens to Manhattan. It was designed by engineer Gustav Lindenthal and architect Henry Hornbostel. An interesting tidbit is Simon and Garfunkle’s 1966 song “59th Street Bridge (Feelin’ Groovy)“. Read more about that and the bridge at Beyond the Village and Back: The Queensboro Bridge – Village Preservation.