Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Spring Things - Spring Comes to the Concrete Canyons of Manhattan

Yes, you heard me right. It's spring in New York City!

The borough of Manhattan is famous for many things.  Wall Street. Museums.  Street food carts.  Times Square.  Lots of traffic.  Bright lights.  Great food.  People who never sleep.

The Empire State building towers above, soaring towards a beautiful blue sky.

But if you take a few minutes, and don't look for the obvious, you will also find, near where I took this picture of one of New York City's most famous building, these sights:

Flower beds.
Tulips and grape hyacinths in bloom


And even, in the background, a Japanese maple.

But that wasn't all.  Near to this landscaping was something even more remarkable, in a neighborhood called NoMad. 

Come back later this week to learn the story of a most remarkable building and garden.

6 comments:

  1. We were just there not that long ago to see Annie. We spent the weekend in the city. It was not spring then though...still cold! Your pics look beautiful...this is a great time of year!! I love when the green comes back out!

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  2. Having been born & raised in NY (Queens), it holds a very special place in my heart. I love walking in Manhattan. As you pointed out, there are beautiful things to see as well as great people watching.
    Thanks.
    ~Debra

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  3. Having been born & raised in NY (Queens), it holds a very special place in my heart. I love walking in Manhattan. As you pointed out, there are beautiful things to see as well as great people watching.
    Thanks.
    ~Debra

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  4. Hi, I have been in New Your once in spring, thanks for sharing the colour of your city

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  5. Thank you for enlightening those of us who have a mental picture of New York as just a bunch of buildings and concrete. How nice to know that beauty thrives there too!

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  6. Spring has hit full force here in England too. I wrote about the wonder of a perfect day on my blog. We should treasure the feeling of joy that rises like spring sap.

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