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Thursday, February 11, 2010

A Wintry Scene in Park Slope, Brooklyn

Park Slope, Brooklyn
Photo by myself in Park Slope, Brooklyn, looking down 'the slope'.

A photo from mid-morning yesterday, while I was trudging to the subway. We'd had a few hours of slushy snowfall.

Park Slope is named for its location near Prospect Park, a large public park designed by Fredrick Law Olmstead. There is also a gradual, large hill. Hence 'Park Slope'.

The streets are lined with trees, brownstones and the occasional new apartment building. Many of my neighbors are just like me, that is, former residents of the Upper West Side in Manhattan, which looks very similar.

Fortunately the weather people were not entirely accurate, as usual! Yesterday we got a lot of wet snow that turned into cold mush on the streets, but not nearly the 16 inches forecasted. At most, some neighborhoods had up to nine inches of snow.

Related posts: Looking Up, in Park Slope, Rent and Among Beautiful Things.

11 comments:

Bibi said...

I'd love to live on this street....

We had snow, too, though not as much, but now it is mushy, too.

Olivier said...

tres beau b&w d'hiver. je trouve que le b&w fait bien ressortir la neige et l'ambiance de l'hiver

Washington said...

Hi Kitty! I do not know if it's nice to be in that landscape, but it is very beautiful. We, here in the southern hemisphere, are melting due to the heat and almost drowning due to the the rain as you, in the northern hemisphere, are almost freezing!

Kitty said...

Hi Bibi
It's a nice street, though there are 'nicer' ones here.
Crazy to think it's wet the world over.

Hi Olivier
Yes I agree, snow is best captured in b/w. What happens too in winter is that the sky is white. It's great for b/w photos rather than if the sky were grey.

Hi Washington
I guess there's precipitation all over the place and extreme temperatures. That's the global warming effect and it's scary!!

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful winter shot!

Lily Hydrangea said...

such a pretty street Kitty! I wish we could say the forecast was wrong out here in Long Island!
At least today is sunny & we had another snow day. Yay!

Mark E. Taylor : bitterapplephotography said...

Kitty ..

There was a piece on today's BBC news about the snow in the USA, specifically DC.

Here in the UK, snow falls and the country goes into chaos! Unbelieveable.

Great photograph by the way, (back on topic) ... look forward to seeing much more.

markx
bitterapplephotography

lynnette said...

ahhh i just discovered your blog and I'm loving it!! :DDD i love the idea of documenting the NY you know, see and love through photos... I'm looking forward to joining you on this journey now!!

Lorri said...

How classic and beautiful in b&w! It is very nostalgic in those tones.

khUthU said...

gudness.. lets hit the cafe :)

my place is in the tropics. it never snow here or else something might be wrong with either the sun or the earth. FYI :P

it rains here. rainy and sunny all year long. in fact its just rained earlier this evening - time of the year.

yesterday i got reminded how refreshing it is to be outside when the sun is on ur face. going in and out of office and my car with air conditioning puts u away once in a while.. well, actually it feels like 12 years ago. hm. i'm turning into one of the cullens and it's not even the Forks here.

ur entries are such an insight to the amazing neighborhood. inspirational and awesome pictures. i'm a fan. u kno the fan fan. not the fan.. u kno fan. arright.

Fredrik said...

Simple, but beautiful!