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NYday – Piste in Central Park

February 2010 ends with the claim of being the  snowiest one on record. On the last Saturday of the month, New Yorkers had two feet or more of the stuff to play with and they took full advantage. Skis, snowshoes and sleds were the order of the day and artists experimented with the new medium. But the tunnelers didn’t like it at all!

start of the run

The plod back up

Enjoying the free skiing

It's hard on the back

Passing 91st and Fifth

Sleds are fun if only mum or dad would go faster.

The trees are protected with bales of hay

Great fun anyway!

All the trees sported wonderful blooms

The were hundreds of snow figures. This one of a kneeling lady stood ten feet tall and showed a very professional hand

Here she is close up


Flowering Cherry

Decorating the tree has taken on a new meaning

Tree Gallery

Looks familiar!

All this is great fun for the kids and parents, but agony for the Second Avenue tunellers. Here are shots of their working conditions from above and street level

From my balcony

From the street. Red box is where the explosives are kept

And , finally, a view of the Waterford forecourt as we leave to join the fun


3 Responses

  1. Love the pics and clever captions. What does Ethel not get? The smiling tree?

  2. Valerie. Ethel had trouble with “piste”. She missed my odd sense of humour completely.

  3. I don’t know why Ethel missed that. She is an Olympic skier after all!

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