Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Morningside Heights, 111th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam


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

The only street, I mean block, I walked, on Sunday, was 111th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam. I used to live around the corner on 110th Street and I don't remember ever walking on this block – and therein lies its charm. There's no reason to walk there unless you live there. And hardly any reason to drive there because it ends at Amsterdam where the grounds of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine block it. So here's this lovely, leafy, quiet residential block right off Broadway where the action is and the subway is and, of course, where the Westside Supermarket is. Oh, if only I had millions.

Go here to see a couple of long shots, both looking east.

I'm showing you this shot because it's the only time I've ever seen razor wire look good.

See map.

2 comments:

flyinglady said...

This is so appealing. The geometry, color block, shadows. Just right.

Down0with-Bosses Rool said...

A pretty wonderful - hell, forget the "pretty"! - a wonderful and evocative photograph, and the accompanying words heighten the meanings.