The East Village in Snow
One Saturday at the end of the year 2000 there was a snowstorm. The
last great snowstorm of the century. I went walking to the store to get a coffee through
the rapidly accumulating snow. It looked pretty neat and reminded me of something I would
like to photograph if I owned a camera. So I went to the store and got a disposable one. I
walked around and took pictures. When the camera ran out of film, I bought another.
I walked up 7th street and back down St. Mark's between
and Tompkin's Sq. The pictures below are the best of the shots I took. Shortly after
completing my walk. The plows showed up and ruined everything.
Tompkin's Square Park
This lovely rectangle nestled between Aves. A and B is the home of
the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival and many community events and concerts during the warm
summery monthes. Click the link below to see how it looked during a snowy winters
click here to see park pics
The home of Cooper Union where Abraham Lincoln gave the famous
Cooper Union address. The building was newly restored and I think looks beautiful.
Especially in the snow. My Grandfather
got an engineering degree there nearly a hundred
years ago. Now there is a K-Mart and two Starbuck's.
click here for Cooper Sq pics
East 7th Street and St. Marks
Two of the streets which run between Cooper Sq and Tompkins Sq. Quite
a bit to see along the way. There were so many details that I could not possibly catch
them all. As the snow fell, the scenery looked better and better.
click here to see street pics
I'll try to post more pics in the future as the spirit takes me.
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