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Medieval Festival at the Cloisters in Manhattan – September, 2014

story telling time web the dragon web the pirate web woman near the rocks webThe Cloisters, which is the museum annex of the Metropolitan Museum of Art that contains most of its Medieval collection, is located in Fort Tryon Park in the Inwood section of Manhattan. Once a year at the end of summer, the park turns into a medieval festival with many people dressing in various garbs and actors, storytellers, musicians and singers interdispersed between the large crowd. They have sword demonstrations and …

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Going to the Freedom Tower and the World Trade Center Memorial

Flower at the memorial wtc4a webWhile the Freedom Tower is not yet completely built, it is still complete enough to function as part of the World Trade Center Memorial. The line to get in can be annoying and it is a long walk in. You have to go past metal detectors and x-ray machines. But once there, the memorial is respectful and pretty and the tower’s reflectivity of the sky adds to the allure of the memorial. If you are into photographing the Freedom Tower, wait until you have completely entered the memorial for your best shots. Catching the clouds and the …

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Supermoon

twilight with supermoon smJune 22 was the night of the supermoon. That’s the night when the moon is closest to the earth this year and it appears to be the largest full moon. We decided to see the view of the moon rising over Manhattan from Edgewater, NJ. We were not the only intrepid photographers out that evening. Just as we got there, the sun’s last rays were changing the buildings into red jewels and the moon was rising over the buildings. The weather was perfect and the photography was great.

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El Cinco de Mayo Parade

The El Cinco de Mayo Parade began at 1 PM and was only 10 blocks long, but it was long enough to show the pride and culture of Mexicans in NYC.  Prior to the parade was a dance celebration with many colorful costumed characters, old and young alike, swaying and dancing to the beat of the band that played one song multiple times.   108th St and Central Park West was closed down to vehicular traffic and there were groups of people on the streets who were getting ready, helping each other prepare for the parade or were already dancing.  By the time that the parade began, everyone was in a celebratory mood.  There were many families and there were children in …

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