Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Central Park Benches 4

Last month, I posted a three-photo series on Central Park's benches - on April 15, April 16 and April 17. Personally, I am fascinated by these benches because they are so different and yet so similar. A lot of the different designs and materials used are based on when they were installed in the park.

Here is another set of benches lining both sides of the Literary Walk in Central Park. These are pretty old they are made almost entirely of wood and brass (or iron). The walk stretches for 6 blocks from 66th Street to 72nd Street. It is one of the most photographed scenes of Central Park.

N.B.: Please vote for me for the Blogger Choice Award (or click on the icon on the right). You may have to sign up for an account to be eligible to vote. Thanks to Carol from Oh! For the Love of Food for nominating for the award.

20 comments:

NorthBayPhoto said...

Great photo. The line of benches draws you into the photo.

Olivier said...

A voté ;o). Le retour de ta serie sur les bancs de "Central Park". Bravo j'adore cette serie. tres belle perspective


voted ;O). The return of your series on the benches of “Central Park”. Cheer I adore this series. very beautiful prospect

Aigars Bruvelis said...

I rather like the lights. Though the patterns of benches are something new to me as well

Expression photo said...

Very nice series of photos about benches !!
The last one is more impressive.
The line formed by the bench take you inside the picture.
Wonderful

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slinger said...

very nice indeed.

Oh for the love of food! said...

Hey Ming,
was a scene from 'Maid in Manhattan' shot there? Don't judge me if i'm too far off, My Geography has never been any good! HA!HA!
This is a nice area to sit and ponder and just watch passers-by.

Keropok Man said...

I remember these benches from previous postings :-)

I thought you said it will be last of them? hahah.... looks like it is making a comeback!

Lavenderlady said...

Wonderful photo..I agree with northbayphoto...they drag you right in to the scene.

pom d'api said...

Waou!! I would like here in this park!!!!
J'aimerai tellement aller dans ce park!

Lori said...

A classic New York shot - I love it! And I really like the perspective you chose along the benches. I never would have thought to do that. (And I never knew it was called literary walk before.) Great photo!

stilettoheights said...

stunning, and romantic in a way...I am feeling dreamy just looking at them.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Amazing photo! What immediately caught my eye was the contrast of the very straight lines and the winding grain of the wood.

Sonia A. Mascaro said...

Amazing photo! I love so much those typical benches of New York!

I just went to vote for you on the Blogger Choice Award. You deserve this Award! Good luck!

Annie said...

I'm voting for you, Ming.

Todd HellsKitchen said...

I always love your bench pictures!

Annie said...

Hi Ming, you asked about how long the commute was for the people who live on the hill overlooking the Arkansas River. Believe it of not, probably not more than 30 minutes at the longest. LR is a small enough city that one can get most anywhere pretty quickly.

TCho said...

this reminds me of that coffee table book of the different manhole covers in NYC. you could do a book of benches!

Belinda said...

I love your Central Park benches series. Will look at everything in so much more detail during my next visit to NY. Thanks for opening my eyes to the beauty that most of us don't notice ;o)

annulla said...

You have my vote. In fact, I opened an account just so I could vote for you.

BTW, I've sat on those benches so many times I've probably worn off the paint in a spot or two.

l'heure bleue said...

I love to take pictures of the benches too, i could make a photo album just about NYC benches... :o)