Photo of the day…beautiful Central Park

Its such a beautiful sunny day here in Sydney I thought I’d put up a photo with a beautiful blue sky. 🙂

Central Park is a fabulous space within New York City.

It is just over 4kms long and nearly a km wide, and runs north to south from 110th street to 59th street and east to west from 5th Avenue to Central Park West.

This crowded metropolis has a population of over 8 million people, yet in Central Park you can always find a spot to reflect and spend some time alone.

I’d love to be sitting on that lawn today, watching the world go by………

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Photo of the Day…Decorated doorways & stoops

When I’m out and about with my camera, I ‘see’ photos everywhere. 🙂

These two pics were taken in the United States during the festive season.

The photo on the left was shot in SoHo, a neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, New York City, famous for its art galleries and trendy boutiques. The doorway, simple wreath and the ivy immediately caught my eye.

The photo on the right was taken in San Francisco. The symmetry within this shot immediately attracted me. Everything is balanced. I love the bright coloured poinsettias, the elaborate wreath and the cracks above the doorway.

Which shot is your favourite? Do you like to photograph doorways and entrances?

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Photo of the day…I wanna be in New York

I have looked at this photo so many times.

It hangs in my home..I love it.. 🙂

This photo was taken very late in the afternoon whilst we were cruising up the Hudson River.

Who else has been to New York? and what did you love about it?

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Photo of the Day…All we are saying is give peace a chance….

The United Nations headquarters resides on international territory in New York City.

Representatives of the earths 7 billion people meet here to discuss and decide issues of international law, security, human rights, social justice and the achievement of world peace.

The Knotted Gun, or non violence symbol was designed by Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd. It was originally created as a memorial tribute to John Lennon and his vision about a world less violent.

This bronze sculpture of the knotted gun was placed outside the United Nations building in 1988.

It has been replicated at over 30 other destinations around the world and stands to remind us of the continual need to strive for peace and non violence.

It’s a fitting reminder isn’t it?

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Photo of the day..Strawberry Fields Forever

John Lennon has had a huge impact on my life.

I love his music and all he gave to the world.

Strawberry Fields is in Central Park, New York, adjacent to the Dakota building where he was murdered on Dec 8, 1980.

People come here from all over the world to pay tribute to this wonderful musician, songwriter and peace activist.

The area is also called the ‘Gardens of Peace’.

It’s a beautiful place to take a moment and reflect in this huge, bustling city.

 

Photo of the day…Brooklyn Bridge, New York

I love photographing bridges. This photo was taken on the Brooklyn Bridge, New York on a VERY bleak winters day.

Completed in 1883, this suspension bridge spans the East River between Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York City.

It has six lanes for vehicles and a separate, raised pathway for use by pedestrians and cyclists.

I loved the wires, cables, the rust and the sound of the traffic beneath us as we walked across to Brooklyn.

What a magnificent structure….

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Photo of the day…Statue of Liberty New York

The Statue of Liberty was a gift from the French to the Americans to celebrate the 100th birthday of America’s Independence.

For the many immigrants that came from Europe to New York, the statue of Liberty was the first image they had of the USA.

Her crown has 7 spikes, which symbolise the seven seas. In her left hand she holds a tablet with the Declaration of Independence. Her right hand is held high with a torch which symbolises enlightenment. Don’t you love it?

I spent a long time looking at her from the front. It is a fantastic structure, very powerful and majestic. I didn’t stand there too long as it was a freezing New York day 🙂

I always enjoy the different perspective when I photograph an object or person from behind. It often means the viewer has to take a little longer to work out the meaning of my photograph.

I’d love to see any photographs you’ve taken from behind…send them to me at bernasconiphotography@gmail.com and I’ll feature them on my Facebook page!!

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