Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Washington Heights, Bennett Avenue Between Broadway and 190th Street

Mary Sargent © 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . click to enlarge

Continuing down Broadway, past Nagle, here's Bennett Avenue which curves off Broadway and then runs parallel to it. I was sure surprised to see this wall of rock. You might say stupefied. The rock side of the street is at the southern end of Fort Tryon Park.

Mary Sargent © 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . click to enlarge

And this is farther down the block, between 192nd and 190th Streets. You understand, this is just a regular old Manhattan street with standard apartment buildings on the other side.


flyinglady said...

Lovely photographs! These are magnificent formations, aren't they? One thing I appreciate about driving in Manhattan is being confronted by the unexpected.

Tryinghard 'rool said...

And I like the way, in the topmost photo, the rock thrusts one way and, counter to that movement, the shadow, going the other way.

Robert said...

I read somewhere that Manhattan is one giant granite outcrop. That is why they can build so many ultra-tall skyscrapers in such a small area. One never expects to see scenes like this in NY. Beautiful!

Nadema Agard said...

Again, the play of textures, sleek and rugged is rich.