Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Monday, 15 July 2019

Fotografía. Calle de Bruselas. #streetphotography. #Brussels.

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Fotografía. #architecture. Guggenheim'museum Bilbao. #travelphotography. #Spain





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A tourist in New York City with photo camera. Reflections , the lake, Central Park




Central Park is an urban park in the central part of the borough of Manhattan, New York City. It was initially opened in 1857, on 778 acres (315 ha) of city-owned land, later expanding to its current size of 843 acres (341 ha).
In 1858, soon-to-be famed national landscapers and architects, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, won a design competition to improve and expand the park with a plan they titled the "Greensward Plan". Construction began the same year, continued during the American Civil War further south, and was completed in 1873. It was designated a National Historic Landmark (listed by the U.S. Department of the Interior and administered by the National Park Service) in 1962. The Park was managed for decades by the New York City Department of Recreation and Parks and is currently managed by the Central Park Conservancy under contract with the municipal government in a public-private partnership.

 








Lakes

Central Park is home to seven bodies of water, all artificial. The main lake is the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, so named since 1994. Its construction lasted from 1858 to 1862. Covering an area of 42.9 hectares (106 acres) between 86th and 96th Streets, the reservoir reaches a depth of more than 40 feet (12 m) in places and contains about 1 billion US gallons (3.8 billion litres) of water.The Reservoir is best known to New Yorkers for the jogging track around it. The Reservoir is by far the largest lake in Central Park, surpassing the other three artificial lakes.
The Ramble and Lake south of the Great Lawn covers nearly 7.3 hectares (18 acres). Built on a former swamp, it was designed by Olmsted and Vaux to accommodate boats in the summer and ice skaters in winter. The Lake was opened to skaters in December 1858, while the rest of the park was still under construction. At the northern end of the park, at 110th Street, the Harlem Meer, named in honor of one of the first communities in the region, covers nearly 4.5 hectares (11 acres). A wooded area surrounded by oak, cypress, and beech trees, it was built after the completion of the southern portion of the park. Harlem Meer also allows visitors to fish, provided that they release the fish later. In the southeast corner is the Pond, with an area of 1.4 hectares (3.5 acres). The Pond is located near one of the busiest entrances to Central Park and is under sea level, which helps mitigate the different sounds of the city, and create a startling atmosphere of calm in the heart of New York.

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Saturday, 13 July 2019

Fotografía. Casas camino de Luarca. #Asturias. On the road from the car. Houses. #architecture. #Spain





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A tourist in New York City with photo camera.#architecture Tops, skyscraper, from One World Observatory


 La ciudad de Nueva York vista desde el One World Observatory nos presenta vistas como la recogida en esta foto, la parte superior de un rascacielos que, a su vez, queda pequeña o empequeñecida al lado de la gran altura del rascacielos contiguo.

One World Observatory Brochure pdf



.......Following the destruction of the original World Trade Center, there was debate regarding the future of the World Trade Center site. There were proposals for its reconstruction almost immediately, and by 2002, the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation had organized a competition to determine how to use the site. The proposals were part of a larger plan to memorialize the September 11 attacks and rebuild the complex. When the public rejected the first round of designs, a second, more open competition took place in December 2002, in which a design by Daniel Libeskind was selected as the winner. This design went through many revisions, mainly because of disagreements with developer Larry Silverstein, who held the lease to the World Trade Center site at that time

...........One World Trade Center's steel structure topped out at the nominal 104th floor, with a total height of 1,368 feet (417 m), in August 2012. The tower's antenna was shipped to New York in November 2012; the first section of the antenna was hoisted to the top of the tower on December 12, 2012 and was installed on January 15, 2013. By March 2013, two sections of the antenna had been installed. The spire's completion was scheduled for April 29, 2013, but bad weather delayed the delivery of the final pieces. On May 10, 2013, the final piece of the spire was lifted to the top of One World Trade Center, bringing the tower to its full height of 1,776 feet (541 m), and making it the fourth-tallest building in the world, as well as the tallest in the city, surpassing the 1,454-foot (443 m) Empire State Building. In subsequent months, the exterior elevator shaft was removed; the podium glass, interior decorations, and other finishings were being installed; and installation of concrete flooring and steel fittings was completed.

.....On November 12, 2013, the Height Committee of the Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) made the controversial announcement that One World Trade Center was the tallest building in the United States at 1,776 feet, declaring that the mast on top of the building is a spire since it is a permanent part of the building's architecture. By the same reasoning, the building was also the tallest in the Western Hemisphere
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En ( google translate)

New York City view from the One World Observatory presents as collecting views on this photo, the top of a skyscraper, in turn, is small or dwarfed beside the adjacent high-rise skyscrapers.

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Friday, 12 July 2019

Fotografía. Fishermen. #summertime. #sunset. #Asturias. #Spain.







Fotos realizadas en el atardecer, en Gijón, una tarde de verano con el móvil.
Se ven unos pescadores con la caña a la altura del camping, al lado de la escultura conocida como los platos pero que se titula:

«Cantu los díes fuxíos» (título en bable que en castellano se traduce por «Canto de los días huidos ») es una escultura del artista asturiano Adolfo Manzano (Bárzana de Quirós, 1958), que se encuentra en la estupenda Senda litoral del Cervigón, en el extremo derecho de la playa de San Lorenzo (Gijón).

Fotografía.La playa, arena y agua. The beach, sand and water

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Thursday, 11 July 2019