While it is true that I visited New York City to explore parks like the one above, and the New York Botanic Garden, I saw things I hadn’t expected.
I didn’t know that the park that runs along the Hudson River with all its plantings and seating included a temple. At least it might be a temple but there is something chess – like about this arrangement as well. Odd and mysterious, although the gentlemen there eating? meeting? seemed right at home.
These workers looked at home, too. But there is more to the city than parks.
There are pretty girls who will offer you a free two minute handwashing, or custom mix scent for you. At Soapology they have 40 floral fragrances and 20 other fragrances like caramel and tobacco to be combined as you wish for room spray, or hydrating lotion.
I didn’t take the free fragrant handwashing at Soapology, but I did wash my hands after lunch. I’ve never seen such an amazing sink arrangement. I’m glad I don’t have to wash the stones.
There are people making movies. Or something. Oh, to be young and cinematic in the city.
Of course the city is full of public art works. I thought this was quite jolly.
This stature wasn’t quite so jolly, but Bryant Park behind the 42nd Street Library (where I was a patron at one time) is named for William Cullen Bryant who was born in Cummington, not very far from where I live now. Did you have to memorize his famous poem Thanatopsis when you were in high school? I’m afraid at that age I did not find preparing for death by the life I lived a compelling subject.