Before I will see the tulip fields in Holland, here the tulips near Rockefeller Center. In front of the fountain there is the famous skating ring.
I liked this place very much and visited it a few times during my stay. .
Rockefeller Center is a complex of 19 commercial buildings covering 89,000 m2 between 48th and 51st streets in New York City, United States. Built by the Rockefeller family, it is located in the center of Midtown Manhattan, spanning the area between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987.
Rockefeller Center was named after John D. Rockefeller, Jr., who leased the space from Columbia University in 1928 and developed it from 1930. ,It was the largest private building project ever undertaken in modern times. Construction of the 14 buildings in the Art Deco style began on May 17, 1930 and was completed in 1939.
In 1962, a plaque was placed at the plaza with a list of principles in which John D. Rockefeller Jr. believed, first expressed by him in 1941. It reads:
"I believe in the supreme worth of the individual and in his right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.
I believe that the law was made for man and not man for the law; that government is the servant of the people and not their master .
I believe in the Dignity of labour, whether with head or hand; that the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living.
I believe that thrift is essential to well ordered living and that economy is a prime requisite of a sound financial structure, whether in government, business or personal affairs.
I believe that truth and justice are fundamental to an enduring social order.
I believe in the sacredness of a promise, that a man's word should be as good as his bond; that character not wealth or power or position - is of supreme worth.
I believe that the rendering of useful service is the common duty of mankind and that only in the purifying fire of sacrifice is the dross of selfishness consumed and the greatness of the human soul set free.
I believe in an all-wise and all-loving God, named by whatever name, and that the individuals highest fulfilment, greatest happiness, and widest usefulness are to be found in living in harmony with His Will.
I believe that love is the greatest thing in the world; that it alone can overcome hate; that right can and will triumph over might." (after Wikipedia)
I agree with these principles. And reading one in boldface, I think about our TOS and its executors.
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serp2000 (44578) 2012-03-17 2:40
I am just sitting on the suitcase last days. But I can look and write too. Splendid composition, I like this presentation of The Rockefeller Center. I remember this pink stone of the walls.
ManuMay (36267) 2012-03-17 3:36
A creative point of view , and optim focus to show the scene, very good composition and a special mood by the coloues , the spring atmosphere is well captured!!
Have a nice week end...
bukitgolfb301 (42712) 2012-03-17 3:59
Hi my dear Malgo, again!
This is another wonderful Spring shot!
So peacfel and fresh, nice timely posting to see weekend. Anxiously waiting for Spring coming.
Thanks for your sharinig with finest posting and have a good Saturday!
Sergiom (81809) 2012-03-17 6:06
Encore un petit mois avant de jouir d'un aussi beau parterre de fleurs. J'aime beaucoup ton point de vue et ton cadrage très symétrique.
worldcitizen (8814) 2012-03-17 7:53
This is one of my favorite spots here in NYC. I think your capture and presentation are truly beautiful. The symmetry is wonderful. The red color of the tulips along with the green stems and leaves jump out of the frame. Excellent DOF. I will add this to my favorites. :-)
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-03-17 8:43
Ola Malgorzata ,
Um fantástico primeiro plano com estas Túlipas vermelhas fazem um lindo contraste com o verde , bom ponto de focagem , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
carlo62 (50101) 2012-03-17 17:17
bella inquadratura, molto particolare, ma molto interessante.
ChrisJ (115555) 2012-03-17 23:34
The colourful red tulips make a superb fg frame. They also color contrast against the the blue jeans & other blue attire many of the bg people are wearing. Good sharpness & well composed. The narrow dof works well here. Tfs!
jjcordier (79297) 2012-03-18 3:28
Très jolie composition colorée avec une belle utilisation de cette statue et des tulipes en premier plan. Un cadrage original qui conduit le regard jusqu'à l'arrière plan.
dkmurphys (60031) 2012-03-18 7:46
Very beautiful colored capture. A splendid composition, good work.
Have a lovely evening.
macjake (69173) 2012-03-18 13:13
oh i remember this place very well, recognized it immediately.
a very smart cut, with the roses along the bottom taking up approx 1/3 of the image. the red wraps around the edges in a smart look too.
thanks for the memories! :)
COSTANTINO (66210) 2012-03-31 23:07
thanks for sharing with us this wondefful
feeling of spring,freshness and beauty
creative point of view,fantastic
composition with an amazing framing
so peaceful and fresh
you did your best
jmdias (65105) 2012-04-06 3:32
excellent view with the sculpture and these marvelous flowers. I| liked the contrast of colors and the framing here.
- Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) (99999)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-04-13
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
- Exposure: f/4
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-03-17 2:19
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