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Friday’s Thought – Shades of Meaning

black-and-white-photo-of-church-steeple-on-central-park-west

“The color of truth is gray.”

(Andre Gide)

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My Favorite Things – Castles in the Sky

Which is pretty much how many of the majestic buildings along Central Park West have been looking in these last days of fall.  Without further ado, here are some of my best photos from this week:

san-remo-towers-on-a-fall-day

blue-and-yellows-on-a-crisp-fall-day-in-nyc

sunlit-fall-foliage-in-central-park

water-tower-on-the-upper-west-side-framed-by-fall-foliage

art-deco-building-through-the-fall-foliage

architectural-details-on-the-upper-west-side

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Friday’s Thought – Mirror, Mirror

new-york-city-reflections

“It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.”

(Oscar Wilde)

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Friday’s Thought – Artfully Said

window-boxes-on-the-upper-west-side

“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting, and autumn a mosaic of them all.”

(Stanley Horowitz)

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Friday’s Thought – Picture This

Lace curtains on the Upper West Side

“The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.”

(Francis Bacon)

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My Favorite Things – It’s All in the Details

When I first moved to New York City in the fall of 2010, I felt almost overwhelmed by the beauty of the architecture and the variety of interesting things to do and see.  I also had more free time for exploring and loved visiting and discovering new neighborhoods and sights.  These days, my schedule is a lot less free, and so time for “sightseeing” has taken a back seat to the day-to-day tasks of living and working.  Fortunately, my eye is still drawn to the little details that make even my familiar neighborhood unusual and interesting.

This is what caught my eye on my walk home today…

Upper West Side railings

Fancy lanterns on Central Park West

Medallions on Upper West Side railings

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My Favorite Things – If These Walls Could Talk

Flowering trees on the Upper West Side

red leaves against an arched stone window

Pretty flower box against Art Deco door

Purple tree blossoms over a window on the Upper West Side

Stone wall in Central Park

“The building’s identity resided in the ornament.”

(Louis Sullivan)

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