A 52-Week Photo Journey

… Mary Nell Moore's Photography


Week 30 – #40. The Good Old Days

Jane’s Carousel is located in Brooklyn between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges and reminds me of “the good old days” when as a little girl my parents would take me to Warner Park in Chattanooga, TN to ride the carousel. Jane’s Carousel is a 1922 carousel originally installed in Idora Park in Youngstown, Ohio. In 1984, it was purchased by Jane and David Walantas, who spent years restoring it to its original condition. Encased in a glass structure, it was commissioned by the Walantas’ and architect Jean Nouvel and placed in the Brooklyn Bridge Park on the East River in 2011. If you find yourself in New York, do yourself a favor and walk across the Brooklyn Bridge and see, or take a ride on, this beautiful carousel.carousel-dsc_6400






Week 29 – #43. Tools Of The Trade

Anyone who knows me well, knows that I love Starbucks Latte and have one practically every day. No, I am not a shareholder … just addicted.  I thought we had an abundance of stores in Sarasota, but in NYC there are stores practically on every corner. Lucky for me I had my camera today and was able to grab a shot of the “tools of the trade.”starbucks-dsc_6346



Week 28 – #27. Quaint and Quirky

I have unsuccessfully searched for months for a photo that would satisfy this theme and thought I might be a failure.  Never give up!  On a recent trip to New York, I stood in the bedroom observing a “quaint and quirky” condominium high rise just a few blocks away at 56 Leonard Street in Tribeca. With 145 units and 60 stories tall, its top 9 floors are penthouses. If you’d like a fabulous view, this might be for you but as for me I would feel most uncomfortable living in one of the penthouses, which to me resemble building blocks erected by a 3-year-old.



Week 27 – #15. Line From A Song

As I walked out on Pier 15 in lower Manhattan, I spotted the sailing vessel, Wavertree, and anybody who has ever listened to Jimmy Buffet will understand why I began singing a “line from a song” entitled, “Son Of A Son Of A Sailor.”  (Click here and I’ll bet you will begin singing too.)   Ship Information: It was launched in 1885 in Southhampton.  It is 325 feet (99 m) long including spars and 263 feet (80 m) on deck. The ship is the largest remaining wrought iron vessel. Initially it was used for transporting jute from east India to Scotland,  and then was involved in the tramp trade. In 1947 it was converted into a sand barge, and in 1968 it was acquired by the South Street Seaport Museum. In 1978 the ship was entered in the National Register of Historic Places.