Saturday, September 30, 2006

From Columbus Circle to the Upper West Side

There were a few narrow windows of photographic opportunity during today's drizzly weather.
This first series of photographs was taken at Columbus Circle in Manhattan. The statuary is part of the memorial to the sailors killed aboard the battleship USS Maine, whose mystery-shrouded destruction by explosion in Havana Harbor, Cuba, led to the Spanish-American War of 1898-99. Many historians believe this war was fought by the United States on the flimsiest of evidence. They suggest that some of this evidence may have been manufactured by our side. In the end, people die and monuments are built. How history repeats itself. ...

The second set of photos was taken outside Symphony Space at 95th Street and Broadway. African and Afro-Caribbean drummers staged an impromptu concert that filled the street with pulsing rhythm. For a half-hour, we all spoke the same language.

Columbus Circle

No. 1 train heading uptown

Symphony Space


Matt Kohai said...

You're making me jealous again, Mike... ;-) You have too many well-spent weekends for one person!

Pierre Turlur said...

Great pictures, what a wonderful eye...Wonder, wonder, wonder...

Thank you.

Michael said...

Hi Pierre, and thanks! I hope all is going well with you.

Thanks, Matt!