Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Water watching: New York edition

   While I like to play with string, Mr. Rududu likes to play with paper. We just spent a few days in New York City while he attended a national origami convention put on by Origami USA. Over 600 paper folders attended: they were of all ages and of many countries.
   Meanwhile, I explored New York. I tested my endurance in museums: walking until my legs ached and looking at art until my brain was overloaded. As respite, I relished any opportunity for some peaceful water watching. Here is the 106 acres (43 ha) Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir in Central Park with reflections of buildings to the west of the park.
I was amazed at how much cooler the air felt the second I stepped into the park and was surrounded by trees and greenery.
  Flowing and splashing water is very attractive in a noisy city short on nature. The fountain in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art happened to have a balloon in it.
The reflections in the waves looked a great deal like the water in this Manet painting detail.
 The charming Frick Collection has this frog in their fountain.
 This pocket park had a whole wall of rushing water.


4 comments:

Evelyn said...

As a native New Yorker, I always love it when visitors come and see the city as I do and much more. I'm in love with the little frog in the fountain of the Frick Museum. Glad you enjoyed the city.

Carolina said...

And by the way, I was amazed at how helpful and courteous most New Yorkers we met were.

Grand Purl Baa said...

Gees I like your blog.
TA

Carolina said...

Thank you Oh Great and Grand Purl Baa!