Columbus Circle – Day and Night

A look at the sky.

A look at the sky.

At the intersection of W 59th St, Central Park South, Broadway, Central Park West, and Eighth Ave lies Columbus Circle. The major building in the area is the Time Warner Center, which includes Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Shops, CNN Headquarters, and the Mandarin Oriental, New York Hotel. At the north end of the circle is Trump International Tower. The Merchant’s Gate to Central Park occupies a good 1/4 of the circle. And to the south is 2 Columbus Circle – a building that is still empty and under consideration for just about anything these days. In the Center of the circle is a statue of Christopher Columbus to commemorate the 400th anniversary of his landing in America. Around it are benches and a fountain/sprinkler system.

Beneath the Globe of Trump International.

Beneath the Globe of Trump International.

The globe in snow.

The globe in snow.

The statue in shadow.

The statue in shadow.

An Angel on the pedestal with a globe.

An Angel on the pedestal with a globe.

A view of the plaza.

A view of the plaza.

Some of the fountains surrounding the plaza.

Some of the fountains surrounding the plaza.

The plaza at night.

The plaza at night.

Lights surrounding the plaza at night.

Lights surrounding the plaza at night.

The plaza is lit up to showcase the monument.

The plaza is lit up to showcase the monument.

A view of the plaza through the windows of the Shops.

A view of the plaza through the windows of the Shops.

USS Maine National Monument covered in snow.

USS Maine National Monument covered in snow.

Detail of the monument sculpture.

Detail of the monument sculpture.

A pigeon watches the tourists.

A pigeon watches the tourists.

Strange people out there confuse the pigeon.

Strange people out there confuse the pigeon.

Some of the other sculptures on the park side of the monument.

Some of the other sculptures on the park side of the monument.

A close up of the dedication.

A close up of the dedication.

The Time Warner Center with the Monument in the foreground.

The Time Warner Center with the Monument in the foreground.

The Center at night.

The Center at night.

One of the many subway entrances with the entrance to Jazz at Lincoln Center behind it.

One of the many subway entrances with the entrance to Jazz at Lincoln Center behind it.

Next week: I haven’t decided. It’s been a busy few weeks with trying to start up a business and scheduling headshot sessions. So I will surprise you.

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About nsantasier

I am an actor, fight choreographer, playwright, and photographer based in and around NYC. I shoot on a Canon Rebel T5i with either a Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens or a Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom lens as they are the only lenses I currently own.
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