Tuesday, May 20, 2008


This is one of my favorite pictures of New York's Central Park. I had posted it once before to accompany my entry on master storyteller, Joseph Campbell.

I took this picture many years ago one early spring day while
my dog Niko and I enjoyed an early Saturday morning walk. Always, before leaving the apartment, I would make sure I brought along my camera.

Truth be told, Central Park is what I miss the most about New York. I guess, it's because nothing like it exists in Manila.

By the way, I started a group in flickr and named it Manhattan Project. It's where fellow shutterbugs can post their pictures of Manhattan. It now has 17 members. If you live in New York or had visited it and have some photos you'd like to share with us, please sign up and join the gang.

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posted by Señor Enrique at 2:00 AM


Blogger JayAshKal said...

Love NY, been there only twice, pre and post 9/11. I'll see if I have photos of Manhattan and if I do I will pitch in a picture or two.

Great photo.


May 20, 2008 6:21 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Please do, Mario.

Whenever I'm feeling homesick for New York, I go to this page and enjoy each image ... and then I feel much better :)

Expecting to see your shots soon!

May 20, 2008 6:50 AM  

Blogger Photo Cache said...

This particular part of the park has been photographed by many. I wonder if you have shots of this in different seasons. Never been to NY and it's not on my list of must-see places for now, but if and when I go, I'd surely go here.

May 20, 2008 6:58 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Check out this site, Photo Cache:


New York, much like any major American or European city, is quite photogenic. I've a feeling you'll enjoy visiting it someday :)

May 20, 2008 7:24 AM  

Blogger ScroochChronicles said...

Now you've done it..I'm missing New York too :(

I visited Central Park first as a kid..with my Lola and have been visiting it everytime I'm in New York since then. I'm hoping to take my kids there one of these days.

May 20, 2008 7:34 AM  

Blogger armovil said...

Nice picture! I wish I could visit NY too!

May 20, 2008 7:48 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

The Children's Zoo in Central Park has always been a major draw, Cookie. I bet your kids will enjoy it as well :)

May 20, 2008 8:45 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

You will, Arlan. New York is a wonderful place to visit. Its museums alone are incredible :)

May 20, 2008 8:46 AM  

Blogger nutart said...

ahhh, Manhattan! The first time I was there I was able to get myself a portable Sony cassette and listened to Morricone's enchanting "The Mission" soundtrack, Gerswhin's "Rhapsody in Blue" and another New Age artist (gosh! forgot his name---nawala ko kasi). So, my legs would be quite sore after walking around the park and visiting the museums but my soul was soaring!

Is this the famous park scene where Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman would exchange their son for the day in "Kramer vs Kramer"? I guess, a lot of Woody Allen films also used this part of Central Park.

May 20, 2008 9:23 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Enrico Morricone happens to be one of my favorite composers, Bernadette. His music for the movie, "Once Upon in America," is a classic.

And what would New York be without Gershwin's music?

Could it be Andreas Vollenweider whose music you lost?

Manhattan is a place where one does a lot of walking :)

Yes! That is the exact location in "Kramer vs. Kramer" all right. They were practically filming all over the city at that time. Remember the final scene at Meryl Streep's apartment lobby? Well, that was in the building on 77th Street near where I live. You can't imagine the inconvenience the film production crew imposed on the residents. Seeing a film being made can be fun, but if you live in the area where they're doing it, it could be one big hassle.

That's one thing about New York, by the way, it's one big movie set ... hehehe!

May 20, 2008 9:58 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also love this shot eric. Don't you also have one taken in the winter?

May 20, 2008 12:15 PM  

Blogger reyd said...

I've never been in NY during springtime. I've been there during summer and during one of the blizzard days that engulfed NYC. Central Park is really a nice place to be except for some criminal acts by some locals.
And during that one summer night, we come across with Matthew Broderick and wife Jessica Parker. They are really good sports, pakuha kami ng mga letrato and sila pa ang nagaayos sa mga tao para dikit dikit kami.
And we went to some restaurants that they say was a location for a movie... di ko naman napanood yung mga yun... :lol:

Well, NEW YORK, NEW YORK would be the theme for the upcoming Belmont Stakes in June 7, I hope the Derby and Preakness winner Big Brown will make it.

May 20, 2008 12:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Indeed a great picture Eric. Great photographers are said to be a master storyteller. And i believe you told quite a bit in this picture. not to mention your expertise in prose too. :)

May 20, 2008 1:03 PM  

Blogger Unknown said...

This is a beautiful photo. I took lots of photos in Central Park but they're not as beautiful.:D It was the beginning of spring, post 9/11, when I first visited NYC...even joined the Easter Sunday parade in 5th Avenue. A friend brought me to see a show in Broadway, then we went to a bar near Timesquare where the waiter asked for my ID after I ordered a gin tonic. He thought I was too young to drink! weeehehehehe I gave him a big tip. :D

May 20, 2008 2:52 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Hi Irene!

The only other pic of Central Park -- but not this particular spot -- I had scanned and once posted is a winter scene:


Thanks, Irene :)

May 21, 2008 6:18 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Check you out, Reyd -- brush with greatness, eh? Broderick and Parker! What more could one ask for ... hehehe! Cool :)

Did you know that I used to spend my afternoons at Belmont race tracks out in Long Island. They even had entertainments like jazz bands.

Good luck!

May 21, 2008 6:20 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Hi Rey! How are you and the family?

You are always so kind :)

Many thanks!

May 21, 2008 6:21 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Lol ... wonderful Luna. Glad you took it as compliment :)

Hey, share with us some of your pics of NYC!

May 21, 2008 6:22 AM  

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