Saturday, May 23, 2009

Oasis of Calm

I was walking down 50th Street from 5th Avenue towards Madison when I came across this interesting pocket of peace and serenity. It is one of a dozen or so public spaces sprinkled across midtown to give office workers in the area a place sit and enjoy the outdoors.

So where is your oasis of calm?

19 comments:

Babzy said...

Very nice place , but where are the people ;)

Anonymous said...

Boqueron Beach in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

Birdman said...

Amazing where we find such images. Like it!

Shammickite said...

But why are there no busy stressed New Yorkers taking advantage of this lovely calm space?

Shammickite said...

And I think my oasis of calm is my back yard.... grass, trees, flowers, birds, and those darned tree-rats!

Changes in the wind said...

This is beautiful! I love the water falling in the background.

teahouse said...

I've been to that very spot!

My oasis of calm is my bedroom - no stressful thoughts allowed in there!

seanjonesfoto said...

don't you just love to find hidden gems like this in the city? :)

Jacob said...

That's beautiful. What did you do, photograph it at night with lights? There's nobody around...

Alexa said...

Lovely, Ming! I love these little pocket parks, don't you? My oasis of calm is anywhere in Venice after midnight.

inspiration said...

that places very romanticly

Chuck Pefley said...

Lovely, Ming. I've stopped in this waterfall garden a couple of times in the past, and it does indeed provide a friendly breath of fresh air!

Luuworld said...

wow- what an extraordinary gorgeous space! love the waterfall in the background. can just imagine having a coffee there and listen to the waterfall

Anonymous said...

Lovely space. Strange -no people? Never in NYC.

Doris

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

you have found an excellent oasis and captured it nicely

marley said...

This looks like a lovely place, shame nobody was taking advatage of it. Guess they were all hard at work!

Katie cat said...

I love this spot! Last time I was in there, which was about 3 years ago, it was kind of loud from the water fall and there were only a couple of people in there. I wonder why... I'd think it would be crowded!

tapirgal said...

This is so inviting. New York has become such a special place. I'm sure it always was, but it's so inviting now. The wide waterfall is certainly striking! Astoria (Oregon) has a lot of places of serenity, but for me there is always the river, which is just outside my door.

Gecko said...

Wow, BEAUTIFUL! I'm suprised it's empty!!!