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My Favorite Things – Riverside Drive, NY

If Central Park is one of my favorite places on earth, Riverside Park and Riverside Drive come in a close second.

Winding along almost the entire west side of Manhattan, the park offers visitors shady tree-lined boulevards…

Photo of Riverside Park taken by Joana Miranda

Statues…

Photo of statue of man on a horse in Riverside Park, taken by Joana Miranda

And views of the Hudson River.

Photo of lamp post in Riverside Park, taken by Joana Miranda

The apartment buildings and mansions lining Riverside Drive hearken back to an era of elegance…

Photo of mansion on Riverside Drive, NY, taken by Joana Miranda

Privilege…

Stone frieze underneath window on Riverside Drive building, photo taken by Joana Miranda

And good times.

Intricate stone frieze from building on Riverside Drive, photo taken by Joana Miranda

Many were built in the late 1800s and early 1900s…

Photo of red brick apartment building on Riverside Drive, taken by Joana Miranda

Photo of building with 2nd floor conservatory on Riverside Drive, taken by Joana Miranda

Photo of series of Art Deco style buildings with bay windows near Riverside Drive, taken by Joana Miranda

When attention to detail and decoration was a part of life.

Photo of frieze around 2nd floor Riverside Drive apartment building, taken by Joana Miranda

(I think you’ll find that even the shadows are pretty here!)

Photo of elegant grille shadow, taken by Joana Miranda

2 Comments

  1. ma says

    lovely! I have some nice memories of that Riverside Park walk last month!
    The last photo is just wonderful.
    love, Ma who did not die after all

  2. Next will be photos (I hope) of the High Line…which sort of forms part of Riverside Park to the south.

    So glad you survived the cold, fever and swollen knees!
    Love,
    J

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