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Monday, June 29, 2009

City Portraits - Washington Square Park

Washington Square, NYC
Photo by myself in Washington Square Park, in the Village.

Renovations on this park on Lower Fifth Avenue are complete, and people are flocking to enjoy the new space. There are tons of benches that are perfect for people-watching.

Kids cooled themselves off in the large central fountain. Visitors milled about and lunched on benches, while various musicians performed.

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Mark and enjoyed lunched in Washington Square Park, Saturday. It was finally sunny after days of showers.

Washington Square Park, painter

Musicians, Washington Square Park


Chess tables, Wash Sq.

The chess tables were filled. There was a festive feeling in the air, as if everyone was on vacation.

Fountain, Wash Sq Park

Fountain, Wash. Sq. Park

Boxer, Washington Sq Park

When I can, I'll be deviating from the one-photo-per day routine, with City Portraits - series of photos showing an event or place, like the one a couple weeks ago from the Barbeque Festival in Madison Square Park.

Related posts: City Portraits - BBQ Block Party, Madison Square Park, 184 3/4 West 4th Street and Riding in Style in the Village.

11 comments:

Olivier said...

belle serie, c'est un endroit de vie que j'aime beaucoup

WTakeuchi said...

Wow! Congrats for the serie Kitty. Amazing pictures. The old lady watching the painter is special!
Washington

James said...

Wonderful slices of NY life.

Susu said...

Isn't that the arch you'd see in Friends sometimes? Great shots, as always, dear Kitty!

Ken Mac said...

that old lady has seen the park in all its variations...

Theresa111 said...

This reminds me of when I was a small child and was rail thin playing and splashing in the fountains. Just try doing this here in Washington, DC and get a police officer giving you a ticket. I wish my husband would agree to move to NYC. I dream of NYC.

Your photographs are wonderful.

Ming the Merciless said...

I need to head back there one more time before I leave NYC. :-(

Kitty said...

Thanks Olivier
You'll be able to visit the park on your trip this Fall. Love to know what you think of it.

Hi Washington
Thanks so much. She looks like a sweet lady, no?

Thanks James!

Hi Susu
Yes, that's the arch. Even though there are several triumphal arches in Paris, I believe it's the only one like that in New York.

Hi Ken
Yes, I wish I had the boldness to go up to people like the woman and talk. I'm sure she's seen it all.

Thanks Theresa
The fountain in the Park is designed to be used, which is refreshing. The interior is lined with a series of steps so you can wade in.

Ming!!!
You will be sorely missed, as I've said. I still cannot believe you're leaving, and the NYC community will be all the poorer with you gone. So sad!

Lily Hydrangea said...

I like your idea of city portraits. Your photos are beautiful, as always. Your the perfect modern day portrait artist.

Kitty said...

Dear Lily, thank you so very much, I'm absolutely flattered!

Melanie said...

I recently enjoyed an afternoon in Washington Square Park--renovations completed. Classical Trio playing in the park. Nice photos.