Friday, March 14, 2008

Old & New

You can see the reflections of an old pre-war building on the window panels of this new apartment complex on Lafayette and 8th Street. The structure on the lower left corner of the photo is an outdoor garden on the 3rd floor with an unopened picnic umbrella.

I love picnics but I haven't been to one in over 10 years. When was the last time you had a picnic in the park?

16 comments:

Chuck Pefley said...

Reflections in glass buildings are always a surprise and fun, with the added benefit of capturing not only the building facade itself, but showing what the view is from behind all those windows looking outward. Upon reflection, I too, enjoy these kinds of photos. -:)

Being and active member of a couple of scooter clubs, picnics are usually part of our summer rally schedule. There's a looseness and free energy that comes along with eating au naturale.

oldmanlincoln said...

This should be an exciting time for me. Your picnic umbrella, which I never did see, reminded me of that. I just started looking at new plants (actually native to Ohio) for 2008 and it should be exciting but I have lost some energy along with my youth and it is hard for me to imagine myself digging holes and planting things with all the aches and pains that I have today.

Nice photograph, ming. Sorry I missed you yesterday.

Isadora said...

Love contrast! so this is definitely my kind of photograph.

As for pick-nicks in the park :) I love nature as you can tell

Isadora said...

sorry - I botched up the link above - let's try for that pick-nick in the park again

alice said...

When the weather is ok, I have picnic on the beach as often as possible!

Peter said...

Real picnics? Also a long time ago. Well, of course some kind of on a summer beach and maybe a snack sitting on a park bench...

teahouse said...

Gee..I think it was one of those Monday night movies in Bryant Park one summer. You know, the old movies sponsored by HBO.

GMG said...

Hi Ming! This week was another hectic one, so I’m sorry to have been a bit absent from here. Anyhow, TGIF, so I managed to drop by to see some wonderful pictures. Picnic on the park, a long, long time ago. Snack on the beach, quite more often! The picture is amazing!
Loved to see Lafayette & Bond. You're quite close to Eileen's Cheesecake... Yummy!
The Plaza is different, but kept the main features. Can imagine those apartments!
Finally, that building at B-way & 8th is one of mt favourites. Probably have already posted it...
Thanks for your comments at Blogtrotter. Hope you keep enjoying Oia and its fabulous sunset...
Have a great weekend!
Gil

Mo said...

Nice photo. Love picnics, haven't been on one in ages.

Just Roaming The Cities said...

Oh, I am the Queen of summer and blankets and relaxing. Picnics included. If you don't make that a ritual, you should! Nothing more in the world do I look forward to than blanket time with my best friend.Spring and Summer were made for just such things! Fun to just read or draw also or listen to quiet music :)

Ex-Shammickite said...

No outdoor picnics for me in all this $@&^%*! snow... but a pizza picnic in front of the fireplace and a good movie to watch.... that's a perfect Winter Picnic!

Sonia said...

Love this photo!

I don't like picnics on the grass because I don't like bugs, ants and such insects...Lol!

citygirl15 said...

Interest reflection of old and new.

When I first moved to the city we used to picnic in Union Square Park. The grassy, fenced in area is well maintained and shaded....perfect for a picnic on a hot summer's day.

Todd HellsKitchen said...

I always love reflection shots in the City!

Jim said...

A picnic huh? That has been years, does eating Popeyes Chicken on the banks of a lake while trying to fish count?

TCho said...

i think a picnic (at least one where you're sitting on the ground) is highly overrated. it's uncomfortable; you're always at the risk of spilling stuff, and it's just an overall pain.