And the sun setting on the Hudson
Clearwater was founded by Pete Seeger, legendary musician, singer, songwriter, folklorist, activist, environmentalist, and peace advocate, and one of the most influential people of the twentieth century. In 1966, in despair over the pollution of his beloved Hudson River, Seeger announced plans to “build a boat to save the river.” At the time, the Hudson was rank with raw sewage, toxic chemicals and oil pollution; fish had disappeared over many miles of its length. Seeger, along with many other concerned individuals, believed a majestic replica of the sloops that sailed the Hudson in the 18th and 19th centuries would bring people to the river where they could experience its beauty and be moved to preserve it. Inspired by that vision, the organization began with the launch of the sloop Clearwater in 1969 —a majestic 106-foot long replica vessel. [source]
June 29th, 2018
The red brick of Charles Scribner’s Sons building is bathed in a warm blood orange colour.
Formerly a printing plant and corporate HQ of the historic printing house which produced works from such legends as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Edith Wharton, Thomas Wolfe, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, and Ring Lardner.
Now renovated and transformed into a modern office space.
Scribner’s on 43rd Street, Hell’s Kitchen.
June 8th, 2017
5:30 pm in October, almost sunset.
Coffee time in New York and the tiny gossips are lining up, fluttering and chirping about the day’s news.
You can hear their cheerful tweets above car and tourist traffic.
October 23rd, 2016
During the walk, I keep thinking that some people don’t have to wait for Christmas. Behind me and all along the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, there are apartment buildings with large windows and balconies. The lower level ones may be less lucky but those higher up enjoy this glorious unobstructed view day-in day-out.
September 5th, 2016
Light and shadow variations of a sunset.
From the Brooklyn Heights Promenade.
September 5th, 2016