Saturday, February 24, 2007

Hamilton Heights, Broadway at 145th Street

Mary Sargent © 2007 …………………………………….. click to enlarge

Winter photoblogging is very different from warm weather photoblogging. Before it got cold, I was always ahead of myself with photographs; I had to leave many of them behind because I wanted to keep fairly up-to-date, that is, not be posting photographs more than 2 weeks old at the very latest. Now I'm scrambling. I had to go out today to get something to post tonight.

It needed to be fairly close because I didn't have a lot of time, but I didn't want Washington Heights because I did that two walks ago. So I took the No. 1 train to 145th Street – a new area, Hamilton Heights – and walked across to St. Nicholas Avenue where I took the A train home.

Hamilton Heights is part of Harlem, West Harlem, named for Alexander Hamilton who lived there around the end of the 18th century. More on that later when I visit Hamilton Grange. The boundaries are 155th Street, St. Nicholas Avenue, 135th Street and the Hudson River.

This is where I got off the subway at Broadway and 145th. Those bumps on the tree are Christmas lights. Or maybe they keep them there year round. The Hot Dot is a clothing store, seems to be for men only.

See map.


flyinglady said...

Oooh! May I have this one for NY Street scenes? Very yum.

Barbara said...

A curious picture with so many disparate textures and shapes. I'm searching for symmetry and classic lines - and then I see the bumpy tree elegantly set off by two mustard columns.