The Beautiful Bronx
What better farewell to winter than a fresh fall of spring snow? Nothing for it but to get out and explore. Today's walk began in the Bronx, wandering down around the Grand Concourse from 161st St and Franz Sigel Park down to Mott Haven. From Mott Haven it was a walk across the 3rd St Bridge into Harlem at Lexington Avenue and 129th St and down through Manhattan. The above shots are all from Mott Haven, one of the many parts of the Bronx criss-crossed by roadways and overpasses carved into reality years ago by Robert Moses. Where still today the ghosts from then appear to hover . . . Maybe it will snow again, who knows, but I thought winter was good while it lasted and I shall go into spring with fond memories behind me. And more than enough shots to be posting snow forever!
Reblogged this on The Pretty Canary.
New Yorkers, amongst others on the East Coast, must be so ready for spring (without snow). I love Jose’s smile.
Thank you Angeline, it can’t be too far away now.
Yes, may the snow yet bring forth its tail-end well remembered. (Maart roert z’n staart) March swings winter’s tail..
I like that thought, thank you Gerard!
Thank you so much Rajiv!
Hi Patti, what a terrific sensory experience you have of the seasons in your part of the world! Captured perfectly as ever through your lens.
Looking forward to sharing some NYC winter delights with you one day soon Zita!
Soon or later spring will come 🙂
It’s lingering, waiting in the wings for winter to clear off!
Snowing in the spring season! Great images, and you are so dedicated to capture these moments during the snowing day! Have a great weekend 🙂
Thank you Indah, I keep thinking each snow fall is the last of the season, so off I go . . . . Wishing you also a wonderful week-end!
Looks great, and I love the titles you give your photos. It adds to the beauty.
Thank you so much Gaynor! Can you believe what hard work those title are sometimes, same for the post. I’ve found it easier to stick to simple basics.
Love your smiling Jose!
Thank you Annie!
I do love this series but the second last , it represented for me , all.
Thank you so much bbylois for your kind words!
I say let’s give winter the Bronx Cheer! Wonderful photos!! xo
Hello Lanier and thank you so much for your great dose of Bronx cheer. Everything more than fine with you I hope!
Could not be more lovely… well maybe a little rain would be nice. But all is well. xo
So good to hear! As for that elusive rain out your way, fingers are crossed! xx
Patti, you rock, your work is inspiring, it works on many levels emotionally for me, hope you are well, hugs, tommy
Tommy, you are so sweet, thank you and hope to see you soon! xx
Great post and series of images Patti. Sounds like you had one heck of a walk, no wonder you are so fit 😄
Thank you Joe, it was a great walk with an even better stop for lunch along the way. Let me know when you’re ready to go!
Beautiful, indeed, Patti. Great angles, light, reflections and portraits enhanced by the falling snow.
You have summed it all so well – the Bronx paradise! Thank you Jane!
It’s been a long winter over there, hasn’t it? You’ve got a great attitude.
Thank you Julie! Someone once told me that NY spring and fall are all of two weeks each, the rest is summer and winter.
I admire you for getting out during the very cold winter we’ve had. I hide for the winter months. Great shots!
Hibernation sounds good and I know you will enjoy the sunshine once it gets going!
Love the snow series.
Thank you Ruth!
Wonderful shots, Patti – they fill me with a yearning for (an unknown, but fondly imagined) NY.
It’s there waiting for you Richard!
These are really fascinating Patti! I particularly love the dusting of snow. How much it adds to the stories.
Thank you Philippa, how else best to celebrate the first day of spring!
Old man Winter made such a graceful exit :>) Lovely set of shots & thanks so much for the kind words about that Explore pick !!!
Old Man Winter wasn’t going to let us forget him in a hurry. Thank you Pat and well done again on the Explore – it was indeed a great day to be out and about and you caught the expression so well!
When will it END?!
Safe to say it’s behind us now . . . . ?
It is always good to make a pause to contemplate the beauty spread along our paths.
Your kind words are always such a pleasure in the contemplation of beauty, thank you Marcleo.
Grit and snow =a spot light on another dimension of the Bronx.
Thank you so much Elena!
Fab gallery Patti. You do snow really well 🙂
Thank you Madhu – snow is such a great tool for shooting practice and camera settings, it’s always playing hide and seek!
A GREAT series, Patti. Glad you braved it in the snow. Delicious colors! Beethoven Pianos…and razor wire: perfect. First, third and fourth are favorites. Hope you are having a beautiful weekend.
Thank you Lyn but the snow wasn’t that bad and given that it was the first day of spring I thought we can’t be having too much more. Surely? (But we did!). So lovely seeing spring where you are!
Raw … Real ..!!!😎
I’m originally from Brooklyn, so this is EXACTLY what I grew up thinking the Bronx looked like. With nary a visit for a reality check, I might add!
Big rivalry between the two boroughs in those days, probably because of the Brooklyn Dodgers on the one (good) hand and the New York Yankees and the Giants on the other.