An Interrupted Walk through the UWS

I started an afternoon walk in the Upper West Side when it was interrupted by an impromptu audition that sent me racing across Central Park to the Guggenheim. I got a few pictures I wanted to take in the area, including the First Baptist Church (but only the exterior as they are not open 24/7 – something I never understand with NYC churches). I was going to go take some shots of the summer sunlight hitting Lincoln Center, but had no time, so I stopped off in Verdi Square and then headed for Central Park. Here are some of the architectural views I saw along the way down Broadway and to the park.

The First Baptist Church stands out through the tree divider.

The First Baptist Church stands out through the tree divider.

The view from the opposite corner.

The view from the opposite corner.

A close up of one of the lanterns.

A close up of one of the lanterns.

An interesting quote above the doorway.

An interesting quote above the doorway.

The side tower of the church.

The side tower of the church.

The side door, which was locked.

The side door, which was locked.

Walking down Broadway in the sunlight.

Walking down Broadway in the sunlight.

A sculpture and some interesting windows.

A sculpture and some interesting windows.

The sunlight was pretty brutal this afternoon.

The sunlight was pretty brutal this afternoon.

The 72nd St subway station in Verdi Park.

The 72nd St subway station in Verdi Park.

Lions on the walls.

Lions on the walls.

A statue of Verdi in the park.

A statue of Verdi in the park.

Someone needs to repaint their staircase.

Someone needs to repaint their staircase.

Sun and shade.

Sun and shade.

Tall towers through the trees.

Tall towers through the trees.

Brickwork and vines on a porch.

Brickwork and vines on a porch.

Fourth Universalist Society Church along Central Park West.

Fourth Universalist Society Church along Central Park West.

Next week: we return to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine to climb the cathedral – first part – the grounds and outside.

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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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