Friday, March 9, 2012

Yesterday was another beautiful day in New York. This is a photo of the Gapstow Bridge in Central Park.
The elegant, white building in the back is the luxury Plaza Hotel.

Via the Central Park website: The Gapstow Bridge was originally designed by Jacob Wrey Mould in 1874,
the then-wooden bridge with cast-iron railings suffered great  wear over 20 years.
It was replaced with the current stone structure in 1896, designed by Howard & Caudwell. Built of Manhattan schist,
Gapstow stand 12 feet high, spans 44 feet of water, and stretches 76 feet in its full length.


{taken with iPhone, processed in Instagram}

8 comments:

  1. It almost looks like a painting.

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  2. Nice scene. So much to look at. The bridge is very similar to the ones in Yosemite Valley except those are pretty much flat on top.

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  3. Beautiful bridge, love that it looks like a little oasis in a big city. It looks so peaceful. Like the processing too.

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  4. Hello Nellies! I go away for a few days and come home to find one of my most favourite photos EVER! of NYC on your site!! Beautiful, just love what you've individually done with it. Brilliant.

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  5. This is a gorgeous shot, Nellie. I love the way you have composed it, with such attention to foreground, mid-ground, and back-ground. But I also like the Instagram processing on the i-phone. My daughter uses that for some of her shots, too.

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  6. Wow! This is a nice one!
    Rembrandt, eat your heart out ;-)

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  7. What a delightful photo. I like the treatment you have given it, making it look very nostalgic!

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