Monday, July 23, 2012

Weekend moments: Manhattan "ballroom"


Bethesda Arcade, Central Park. New York is more than just urban sprawl - after all, its metropolitan area covers bucolic Princeton! This arcade is one of Manhattan's loveliest spaces, it's like a public ballroom. The 1869 ceiling tiles were made by an English company and restored in 2007.

9 comments:

Adele said...

That's amazing! What were the musicians playing?

Tanya said...

wow, it's so impressive! and look at those musicians, love it!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Ir really is a very elegant spot Lulu, the restored tiles look marvelous, how amazing to have such an area in Central Park..I have heard about it but it's so lovely to see it here.

LONDONLULU said...

Adele - thanks! They were performing a beautiful version of "Ave Maria" - I should've recorded & uploaded it here! :)

Tanya - seeing those musicians were a lovely highlight, street musicians love the acoustics here!

PerthDailyPhoto - thank you! It really is great to have this in Central Park - the arcade was closed for so long, but they did a great restoration :)

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

I´d like to be there by myself, although your pictures are really great.

Paul @ Leeds Daily Photo said...

Wow indeed, very surprising and lovely too.

LOLfromPasa said...

Super, super, super!

LONDONLULU said...

Valladolid Daily Photo, Paul, LOLfromPasa -- thank you! It's a surprising little space to find in NY, isn't it? :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Grandiose! Definitely not a life I am accustom to.