this photo hunt of sorts is especially for my mother.
leaving the apartment at around 9:45am, i set out for Madison Square Park in Mid-Town Manhattan, in the FlatIron District. meeting a friend there, to eat at the Shake Shack [amazing burgers and shakes].
rode my european bicycle from Queens to Manhattan, taking the Queensborough Bridge [59th Street Bridge]. a view from the middle of the bridge. some construction is being done, hence the need for wrapping. i like to pretend it's Christo, or some other artist making a statement.
getting into Manhattan, i rode down Lexington Ave. to get to 25th street. these brave soldiers, having lost the use of their legs in one war or another, were out on their arm-driven bicycles. it makes me happy that they can still experience the amazing power of the wind on their faces from riding a bicycle.
arriving at the park a bit early, i noticed this building on 25th street. lucky guy, gets to look at the park all day.
at the park, i locked up my Puch and felt myself being drawn to the fountain in the center. this park is very small, but attracts a number of people for a number of reasons. it's quaint dog park, where dogs of all sizes can run loose and play, the interesting metal sculptures of trees and rocks [sorry no photo], and of course, the Shake Shack. yum.
the railing surrounding the fountain. the photo at the top shows baskets of flowers on all sides of the fountain.
this has been a very pleasant second summer in the city. so far. perfect weather today. no humidity, sun shining, nice cool breeze.
miles ridden: 10
burgers eaten: 1
alcohol units: 0 [so far]