Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Panorama and Patterns

I love this beautiful little spot in Northern Manhattan that overlooks the Hudson River.  It's called The Grecian Temple and it was built in the early 1920s as a destination for pleasure drivers on the old Riverside Drive.  We stopped here for a quick photo shoot on our walk last week.  With the theme being "repeating patterns" over at Mortal Muses this week, I couldn't resist all different patterns...the pillars, the stone wall, the wooden canopy, the stairs...

{iPhone; camera+}

In this photo below, you can see part of the view looking north over the Hudson River.  That land along the horizon is New Jersey.


You can also see the George Washington Bridge from this same spot, but looking to the south.


I blogged some more about repeating patterns in architecture at Mortal Muses today.  I hope you will stop over there and say hello!

And, my usual Tuesday link ups, at Pasando and Communal Global...





17 comments:

camaca said...

I choose the fisrt one. The colors, the patterns, the silouette. I love it.

ELK said...

this looks like a very special spot ... the window into your world is always so unique ..

Courtney said...

Fantastic shots! I absolutely love the first one!

brandy-son Zen master flash said...

I love shots of historical sites. These are great!

Anika said...

Beautiful! You always show me new spots to put on the list to see when I visit NYC again. That first image really is great. I agree that the patterns and contrast are intriguing!

Nancy said...

Wow! Who would think to find Grecian columns in New York? Great photos. :)

Jacey said...

I didn't know such a place existed in NYC. It's beautiful!

Ashley Sisk said...

I love how you have found so many neat patterns!

refrigeratormagnate said...

Amazing work (as always) -
that first shot is just stunning...
:)

Jamie said...

Wow - LOVE that first shot.

Jennifer Bowen said...

The first one has a variety of repeating patterns. Good choice and nice shot. Love your perspective!

alicia said...

Great shots. My fav is the first one.

Keetha Broyles said...

Beautiful! And spots in NYC that I've never visited - - - - until now!

Andrea said...

Awesome shots! I love the first one.

Anna said...

What a picturesque spot and great place for a photo shot! I particularly like the patterns and coloration of the first capture.

justine said...

great patterns, I love the composition of the first shot, very powerful lines.

christinemyoung said...

i found you via ELK ~ great shots... i'm always amazed with fantastic iphone photos, but i always remember that it's who is behind then lens that created such beauty...off to see more of your beautiful blog.