In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Careful.”
One fall Saturday this October, we took the kids to the dog park in South Street Seaport. Rice, the Westie in the picture, always enjoys running around and playing with other puppies, big or small. Cookie, Val, and Chase had a great time chasing each other as well.
In capturing this picture, we had to balance getting the puppies’ attention and making sure that they stay in their position. I’m very happy with how it turned out, as their poses showed a bit of their personalities!
Just a few blocks away from one of my go-to restaurants, Serendipity III, is the cable car that goes to Roosevelt Island, the narrow island in the East River that lies between Manhattan and Queens. Let me share with you some pictures I took during my first time to ride the cable car!
The famous Beaux- Arts Flatiron Building (1902), originally called Fuller Building, at 175 Fifth Ave between 22nd and 23rd Streets, is one of the oldest skyscrapers in the city.
It looks flat and narrow when viewed from the side.
The building’s cultural legacy is a little more interesting and has passed into the local social consciousness as a fable. It is said that the building created unusual eddies in the wind which would cause women’s skirts to fly around as they walked on 23rd street. This attracted throngs of young men who gathered to view the barelegged spectacle. Police would try to disperse these knots of heavy-breathers by calling to them, “23 Skidoo.” (Read more at http://www.glasssteelandstone.com/BuildingDetail/438.php)
The Flatiron Building is pretty much like New Yorkers (“New Yawkahs”) – bold, sophisticated, and risk-loving. It really is a concrete jungle out there and NYC’s architecture is one of the reasons why I love this city.