Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Bethesda Angel and Terrace in Central Park

January 29, 2010 by  
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(Photos by Bald Punk- Bethesda Fountain constructed early 1860’s)  Um, my shadows is in a lot of these pics. Sorry about that. There were three differentcouples taking wedding photos and I couldn’t resist taking a could of snaps of them. I hope the brides were wearing long-johns under their gowns. It was about 25 degrees when […]

The Elephant and the Looking Glass

January 10, 2010 by  
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(Central Park photos by Bald Punk) Under twilight skies, I climbed into a horse-drawn carriage, having to bow my head below the canopy, and plopped down in the rear seat. Not a second later the driver snapped the reins and gave a curt whistle. The horse snorted, sending up a fresh plume of smoke. The carriage jutted forward to […]

Barnum in Central Park

January 3, 2010 by  
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(Photos by Bald Punk – Central Park W & 72nd St)  I could retrace my steps to the morning and point out little signs that indicated something otherworldly lay in my path. Not that what ensued was earth-shattering. I had another encounter with a ghost. Yet it’s interesting to note how sometimes when I have […]

Everything is Wrong

November 18, 2009 by  
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(Photos by Bald Punk – Scrappy Doodles) In the previous post in this series, I was in Central Park being enticed by a sexy, green-colored salesgirl from Strand Bookstore. I left off where I was running after her-into the Phantom Hills of Mannahatta, possibly to my death, or at least, never to be seen again. But I didn’t die! I’m […]

Into the Phantom Hills

November 15, 2009 by  
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(Photos by Bald Punk – Central Park – Click twice to fully enlarge) A bone chilling breeze woke me from a wild dream. I was outside on my feet, and it was dark. My arms were raised above my head. My legs felt like jelly . . . I had remembered leaving Strand Bookstore after purchasing Nexus by Henry Miller, and making my […]

Late Afternoon

September 25, 2009 by  
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(Photos by Bald Punk) I will post some more photos in this series tonight and tomorrow. I also will put up the next post in the series below either Saturday or Sunday. Carrie Robbins channels a Revolutionary War Soldier  Hiding Behind Coltrane — If I had to describe my life in one word right now, […]

Harlem

September 12, 2009 by  
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(Photos by Bald Punk – click twice to fully enlarge) These are a few pics below 125th Street in Harlem. Originally called ‘Haarlem’ by the Dutch, the neighborhood stretches from the top of Central Park to about 155th Street. If you’ve never been to Harlem, the impression you have of the area is probably wrong. Yes, like most neighborhoods there […]

A Man Named Clack

September 10, 2009 by  
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It’s been two weeks since my lady friend(LF) and I along with the pizza and Chinese delivery guys(aka num and nuts) saw the “Angel of New York” in Central Park. We’ve gone back to the exact spot more times than I care to admit. Plus we’ve scoured the park from 110th Street to 59th– My LF is digging […]

Angel of New York

September 5, 2009 by  
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I was all over the City this past Sunday.   Canal Street was bumper to bumper traffic. The sidewalks were packed. If you looked away for a half-sec, you risked being trampled underfoot. When I headed uptown, all the bars on West Broadway had their doors flung open and music filled the air. Thompson Street was a little shady […]

THE GLOAMING HOUR

September 3, 2009 by  
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(Photos by Bald Punk – Central Park)  The wildest and weirdest hour in NYC is the “gloaming.” There is no better place to experience it other than Central Park. “It’s a sensual treat,” my lady friend likes to say when we’re in the Park at twilight. Manhattan nights can be peculiar, especially on the rare occasions when something of Old New York seems […]

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