New York City / Gigi A

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Walking in #CentralPark and #NewYorkCity every weekend. ❤️
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Thus came the lovely spring with a rush of blossoms and music, Flooding the earth with flowers, and the air with melodies vernal.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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04.18.19
Spring views around the West Village #NewYorkCity
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À vaillant coeur rien d’impossible.
(For a valiant heart nothing is impossible.)
- Jacques Cœur
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04.17.19
The Empire State Building and One World Trade Center tower/spire lights were lit last night in the colors of the French flag in solidarity w France #NotreDame 🇫🇷
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In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.
- Aristotle
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04.16.17
Magnolia season in Central Park, New York City 🌸
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The structure on the first photo is The Obelisk, nicknamed Cleopatra’s Needle, it is the oldest man-made object in Central Park, and the oldest outdoor monument in New York City.
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It is one of a pair of obelisks that were commissioned for Heliopolis circa 1450 BC by an Egyptian pharaoh who wished to celebrate his 30 years of reign. The monuments were then moved to Alexandria and remained there until one obelisk was moved to London in 1878. The second one, erected two years later in Central Park, was offered by the Egyptian Khedive to America in exchange for funds to modernize his country.
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Transferring the 69-foot, 220-ton granite monument from Egypt to New York was an arduous and delicate process. It took 112 days from the time the Obelisk touched upon the banks of the Hudson River until it reached the Park. Laborers inched the monument on parallel beams, aided by roll boxes and a pile-driver engine. Thousands turned out on January 22, 1881 to marvel as the obelisk was turned upright.
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A time capsule was buried beneath the Obelisk and included an 1870 U.S. census, the Bible, Webster’s Dictionary, the complete works of Shakespeare, a guide to Egypt, and a facsimile of the Declaration of Independence.
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#SpringinCentralPark
The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.
- Harriet Ann Jacobs
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04.15.19
The blooming Survivor Tree, yesterday at the 9/11 Memorial, New York City
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The Survivor Tree, which is a Callery pear tree, is planted with 225 other swamp white oak trees. The pear tree blooms early in the year, creating a stark contrast between the white flowers of the pear tree and the leafless oaks.
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On the west of the tree will be the 9/11 Memorial Glade, the space will honor the ongoing sacrifice of rescue, recovery and relief workers, and the survivors and members of the broader lower Manhattan community, who are sick or have died from exposure to toxins in the aftermath of 9/11.
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The design includes a pathway flanked by six large stone monoliths pointed skyward that are worn, but not beaten, symbolizing strength and determination through adversity. Their design will incorporate steel from the original World Trade Center inspired by a Japanese art technique called kintsugi.
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The Glade will be dedicated next month.
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#NeverForget ♥️
I’ve always regarded nature as the clothing of God.
- Alan Hovhaness
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04.14.19
Last night’s fiery sunset from Hudson River Park #NewYorkCity
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Happy Sunday! 🌿
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Spring has again returned. 
The Earth is like a child that knows many poems.
- Rainer Maria Rilke
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04.13.19
Golden hour views from Roosevelt Island #NewYorkCity
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Look at the choices you have, not the choices that have been taken away from you. In them, there are whole worlds of strength and new ways to look at things.
- Michael J. Fox
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04.12.19
Loving the cherry blossoms at Hunters Point South Park in Queens #NewYorkCity
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Last night the Empire State Building was glowing in orange and white (second photo) in honor of the Michael J. Fox Org for Parkinson’s Disease and for #ParkinsonsAwarenessMonth
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I find it incredibly amazing how at every sunset, the sky is a different shade. No cloud is ever in the same place. Each day is a new masterpiece.
- Sanober Khan
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04.11.19
Last night’s sunset colors from Roosevelt Island #NewYorkCity
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People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.
- Iris Murdoch
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04.10.19
Springtime views from Battery Park #NewYorkCity
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#SignsofSpringNYC
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Life delights in life.
- William Blake
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04.09.19
Spring flowers along 42nd Street #NewYorkCity
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Today is the day when daffodils bloom
Which children pick to fill the room,
Today is the day when grasses green,
When leaves burst forth for spring to be seen.
- Robert McCracken
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04.08.19
Golden hour on a lovely spring day at the Flatiron District #NewYorkCity
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#SignsofSpringNYC 🌼🌼
Spring unlocks the flowers to paint the laughing soil.
- Bishop Reginald Heber
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04.07.19
A lovely Sunday, with parkgoers enjoying the blooming Okame cherry trees in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, New York City
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The structure looming above the cherry blossoms is the tallest of the Astro-View Towers which is part of the New York State Pavilion designed in 1962 for the 1964 New York World's Fair.
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It stood at 226 feet, contained two observation platforms, and was the highest point of the Fair. The observation deck offered fairgoers an exciting panorama of the fairgrounds and surrounding area including the skyline of New York City. A visitor would travel to the top by taking a 20-second ride in the glass “Sky Streak” capsule.
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You might also recognize the structure from the movie Men in Black.
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