Washington Square Park: The Arch and Some Street Performances

In the heart of the Village, surrounded by NYU, we have Washington Square Park. It’s a nice park to sit in – be it on a bench or the fountain, play some chess, see some street performances, or just watch NY float on by no matter what the season. At the north end you have Washington Arch, which is a popular gathering point as well as a festive frame for the yearly christmas tree in that area. The fountain in the center is a popular place to sit and soak your feet on a hot day or, for the very brave and outgoing, to frolic through the water and splash around.

I always find myself passing through, so I have a ton of photos of this park. Here are a few of the latest ones.

The arch in the middle of the day with the sun beating down on it.

The arch in the middle of the day with the sun beating down on it.

A view of the arch that shows the sky and the park behind it.

A view of the arch that shows the sky and the park behind it.

The fountain with very few bystanders - not a regular occurrence.

The fountain with very few bystanders – not a regular occurrence.

The trees create a wonderful shade on the side walkways and people take advantage of the grass for seats.

The trees create a wonderful shade on the side walkways and people take advantage of the grass for seats.

The eastern path leading to the fountain.

The eastern path leading to the fountain.

The eastern path in color.

The eastern path in color.

A view through the trees of the WTC Freedom Tower.

A view through the trees of the WTC Freedom Tower.

Looking out into the uncovered central portion of the park.

Looking out into the uncovered central portion of the park.

This is an elderly man staring at the funky tree stump.

This is an elderly man staring at the funky tree stump.

A bit of performance art for all to enjoy.

A bit of performance art for all to enjoy.

He spun around a lot.

He spun around a lot.

The arch in springtime.

The arch in springtime.

The sun sets on Washington Square Park.

The sun sets on Washington Square Park.

Next week: A church up by the Soldier and Sailor Memorial.

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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 XS 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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