Friday, January 18, 2008


I was on lower Broadway in the financial district this morning, not that I was doing anything financial. I was on my way to Battery Park to see what it was looking like right now. There was a rain storm last night that just ended when the sun came up. Everything was still wet, sparkling in the sun which had just broken through the clouds. Downtown is very dark even in the brilliant sun.

There was pretty moss on Trinity Church

The sun filtered down indirectly on Broadway

I don't go down to Battery Park often, it isn't in the most inviting neighborhood. The last time I was there, the park was under very noisy renovations with jackhammers. It was quieter this time but there were still signs of work being done in the form of this wild plastic sheeting.

I am something of a connoisseur when it comes to construction sheeting and netting. They are usually materials that create sublime light. I have never seen anything like this. And in the distance was some plastic fencing in a pretty blue instead of the usual orange.

It was an improvement over the jackhammers. The fun ended rather quickly, however. I found myself at the Staten Island ferry terminal just as grim as always. But it was nice to stand on the edge of the water and look at the Statue of Liberty. I didn't photograph it, too touristy.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

What an excellent construction fence. It's really not that difficult to make things just a little more nice to look at -- I wish people made the effort more often.

I love your photographs -- I finally remembered to subscribe to your blog, so now you have to post more...