On Friday, June 29th, I took a trip up to 89th and Riverside Drive. The purpose of the trip was to catch an outdoor performance of Comedy of Errors put on by Hudson Warehouse. I had originally intended to see it the week before, but weather cancelled that option. This time the sun was out and I was prepared with my camera. Just south of the playing area is the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument. It’s a very scenic spot and has been there since 1902. All historical info can be found by following the link above. It is a part of the City Beautiful Movement from the late 19th/early 20th century.
I put most of the shots in b&w to show the texture and gravitas of the monument. The sun was setting to the west and created some excellent shadows all over the area. Rather than use the color versions which would be saturated with yellow and orange, I wanted to show the contrasts created by the light.