Monday, September 3, 2012

Weekend explorations: Central Park details




Back at Central Park, New York: A staircase carving at Bethesda Terrace and a tribute to a Beatle.

15 comments:

Randy said...

I just love the John Lennon tribute.

cieldequimper said...

Pffft. Wish I was in NYC!

Re. privacy: over here, the fact that you walk down a street be it during a parade, does not mean that you give up your rights. You alone own your image and therefore you alone can allow it to be published... Which goes for ordinary people and even celebs who regularly obtain damages for photos taken -and published- without their knowledge/consent...

Paul @ Leeds Daily Photo said...

I was never a fan of Lennon, but loved the Beatles as a whole. This is a great memorial.

a.s.m. said...

Una bonita foto donde as captado muy bien el detalle de
Central Park. La imagen se ve con buena definición.
Un saludo:
Angel Sánchez Marco

EG CameraGirl said...

The carving has so many lovely details. I like the design of the Lennon tribute.

Adele said...

Love these photos! On my one-and-only trip to New York, I did see the Lennon tribute, but somehow missed Bethesda Terrace. A fact I will regret forever (or at least until I get there again!).

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Wonderful detail in the stair carving Lulu, and what can I say..John Lennon I still love you..well your words anyway haha!

LOLfromPasa said...

Oh gosh! Lucky you to be able to pop over of NYC and see places like theses. Appreciate the links. Keeps me informed :).

LONDONLULU said...

Randy - thanks so much! It can be a very peaceful area of the park too, when the crowds thin.

cieldequimper - that is so interesting, I had no idea about the laws there! Here, I think it's generally OK as long as you don't use your people photos for commercial purposes (or egregious privacy invasion, e.g. photographing of people through windows of their homes) - it has to do with First Amendment 'freedom of speech.' I'm no expert, though, so prefer to err on side of caution.

Paul - the Beatles are great! I agree the memorial was nicely done.

a.s.m. - thank you! Central Park has many lovely details to discover :)

EG CameraGirl - the carvings are great to see, this one might depict Spring, I think :)

Adele - thank you! I think this means you need to make a return trip one day :)

PerthDailyPhoto - thanks! So true, he had quite a way with words didn't he? He was very much embraced by many New Yorkers.

LOLfromPasa - thank you! I also appreciate popping over to your (virtual) place as it helps me feel more connected to the UK, and beyond just news headlines :)










Dianne said...

What a wonderful park to take a stroll with your camera in tow ... the detail on the staircase is quite beautiful.

LONDONLULU said...

Dianne - it is a great place to stroll indeed, like NY's playground :)

cieldequimper said...

Sorry to keep going on but this is interesting! The Declaration of rights of 1789 (I think, maybe it was the one of 1792...) says: "la liberté de chacun s'arrête là où commence celle d'autrui": the freedom of each person stops where the freedom of another person begins".

So though we do of course have freedom of speech and thought, we also have the freedom to protect ourselves.

In that, I suppose I'm very European, I would HATE to have my picture taken and put on the web just because I'm a person walking in the crowd...

Jenny Woolf said...

Both wonderful! I so wish I had seen that Beatle tribute when I was last in NY.

LONDONLULU said...

cieldequimper - I find it fascinating, actually! I wouldn't care for the same and wouldn't mind if we had stricter laws too. I think our Amendment's wording leaves out that crucial second piece about freedom, when it impinges on *others'* freedom! (This makes me wish I had paid more attention to legal history lessons :)

Jenny - thank you! I hope you have the chance to see it in NY again, I was surprisingly touched by it.

Gunn said...

Nice arty posting.
I like it!