Sunday, August 03, 2008

Art, Or Scaffolding - An Update

As promised, I checked out the "Waterfalls" to see if Friday's shutdown was only temporary. It was.

Walking down to see the one right under the Brooklyn Bridge I headed down on of my favorite streets because of the view at the end.

Nicely Framed


It was too bad it was such an overcast day. On a clear day you can see the Chrysler Building perfectly centered in the lower arch of the Manhattan Bridge. I will make a point of re-shooting this one day. It also looks nice at night when the Chrysler Building is all lite up.

Well, as you can plainly see, the "Waterfalls" were back in business. I have to admit, though, that I didn't see a lot of tourists flocking around.







As I have mentioned before, unlike "Gates," the large installation in Central Park a few years ago, there really isn't any good viewing points for these "Waterfalls" unless you pay for a boat ride. And you certainly can't interact with them. A few people who have tried had to be rescued when their kayaks overturned. The Harbor Patrol now actively keeps people from venturing too close.

I, personally, like the smaller sculptures along the waterfront, the ones that kind of surprise you.

More My Style


Okay, enough with the diversions already. My next post will be about my last full day in Rome and conclude my European adventure. I guess I have just been delaying the inevitable. It was a fun trip even if I didn't get into the seedy casinos by the train station.

4 comments:

Ranger Bob said...

I, personally, like the smaller sculptures along the waterfront, the ones that kind of surprise you.

Go along with you totally; these expensive, over-produced extravaganzas leave me cold. And don't get me started about "The Gates!"

Small quibble:

On a clear day you can see the Chrysler Building perfectly centered in the lower arch of the Brooklyn Bridge.

That's the Manhattan Bridge in the picture there, the Brooklyn Bridge's forgotten step-sister. Forgive me for being anal, but I really like that span.

1000 Bars said...

Ranger Bob, once again you are right. My brain and fingers weren't connected. The Brooklyn Bridge is behind the dinosaur.

I am correcting my post.

Diablo said...

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"this blog is about a man who wants to know many bars as posible around the world"

now i noticed that you are still posting... but as i can see, your blog doesnt speak only about bars right?

saludos.

granola.freeman said...

I'm digging the dinosaur. Rarrrrrr!

Haven't been online lately; I enjoyed reading your latest on NYC and Rome. : )