It was a very frigid February here in NYC. I think the best thing that exemplified this weather was the Elizabeth Shaw Lowell Memorial Fountain in Bryant Park. It froze over. Here are a bunch of images I got one day I was in the area. The fountain was winterized back in 2009 so they could keep it running in the winter. This is what happened.
The frozen fountain has attracted a small crowd.
It’s still on.
Seriously, how cold does it have to be to get it to freeze like this?
The fountain still exists under the ice.
It’s interesting that there are gaps on certain sides (namely where the sun hits it).
There is a carved fish under that ice, trying to spit out more water.
Only a thin layer of ice is formed on the pool of the fountain.
This side was more interesting due to the gaps in the ice.
A view from the east side of the fountain, where the sun has a lot more opportunity to melt the ice.
Water falling over ice that is slightly blue.
People still throw in coins. Frozen pennies!
Looking up at the top.
Is there a way to make it look like this year round?
The whole fountain from the east.
Next week: A snow covered Central Park (namely the Gapstow and the Mall).