Central Park was the first landscaped public park in the United States. Advocates of creating the park--primarily wealthy merchants and landowners--admired the public grounds of London and Paris and urged that New York needed a comparable facility to establish its international reputation. A public park, they argued, would offer their own families an attractive setting for carriage rides and provide working-class New Yorkers with a healthy alternative to the saloon. After three years of debate over the park site and cost, in 1853 the state legislature authorized the City of New York to use the power of eminent domain to acquire more than 700 acres of land in the center of Manhattan.
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richtersl (3546) 2004-01-06 22:13
I like the natural framing created by the trees. I find the traffic light intriguing and like that fact that you included it in your compostion. Very well done. Good note, too.
Ebbe (9625) 2004-01-07 12:04
The angle with the two generations of buildings behind each other is well chosen and the soft red light adds some life. I think you should crop harder and adjust brightness and contrast a bit. And the frame has to go, it takes over the picture. I made a workshop for you.
hankprijs (597) 2005-01-15 13:48
Such a quiet picture one day after 9-11!
- Copyright: Paulo Vaz (apivaz) (1902)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2001-09-12
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Sony DSC-F505V, Carl Zeiss, Digital JPEG
- Exposure: f/4
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Houses mixed up [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-01-06 21:23