Monday, September 17, 2012

Weekend explorations: Whimsical Tribeca

Why hello sweet little statue. New York's Tribeca is now a trendy area where celebrities live, but once upon a time was an industrial and artists' enclave with cheap rent. This fellow seemed to recall that bohemian past.

13 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Whimsical indeed Lulu, I like it a lot..and I'm guessing the chances of spotting a celebrity in Tribeca are extremely high! Mmmmm would be fun to check out Leonardo up close haha!

a.s.m. said...

Una simpática foto.
Un saludo: Angel

Andy said...

I would say the artist had a sense of humour.

Chrissy Brand said...

Cool. I really like Tribeca (a Manchester bar is named after it) and also your Chelsea, though it's 8 years now since I have been to dear ol' NYNY...

LONDONLULU said...

PerthDailyPhoto - thanks! The chances of spotting a celebrity are indeed pretty high :)) I'm one of the old fogeys who still remembers Tribeca being not that expensive...how times change!

a.s.m. - thanks very much!

Andy - I agree! Thank you for dropping by here.

Chrissy - hope you'll make it back! Tribeca and Chelsea are terrific neighborhoods, both have changed a bit in the past 8 years and great to visit :)

Randy said...

I love this statue! How fun.

LOLfromPasa said...

When I saw the thumbnail, I just couldn't wait to 'click' on it. I'm smiling!!!!!!

hamilton said...

this would be a lot of fun to see!
it looks like the work of Tom Otterness?

LONDONLULU said...

Randy - thanks, it's a fun part of town!

LOLfromPasa - it was a sweet sight and hard to resist just taking a quick shot! :)

hamilton - it's a great area to visit! And I'm pretty sure it's Tom Otterness (who despite a checkered past has quite a lot of work installed throughout NY, popular for that whimsical touch - this one was near a school)

Adele said...

This guy is great!

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Wow! So nice!
I collect frogs and would love to have this one!

Paul @ Leeds Daily Photo said...

I too love frogs and I do love this. I knew De Niro lived there but not about most of the others.

William Kendall said...

Good shot!