Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Madison Square Park, June 2007
This was the scene that Mom and I stumbled onto on Saturday, when we went to Madison Square Park and found it packed for a Barbecue Festival. I was especially impressed with these stainless steel tree sculptures, the work of sculptor Roxy Paine. They'll be in place through December. They seem wintry, so it will be interesting to see how they look when the leaves drop in the fall.
I just put Mom in a cab, headed for the airport and home. We had a good time. Yesterday we took the subway out to Coney Island, which Mom pronounced "sad," and indeed it does look somewhat downtrodden. We got Nathan's Famous hot dogs and sat on the boardwalk next to two leathery old guys, one named Murray, who immediately started feeding old bread to a cacaphonous flock of seagulls.
Mom does not share my fascination with street art, but she very patiently put up with my photography, so I got some good shots of Coney Island. More to come!