It is still so cold in New York. We had a Nor’easter Bomb yesterday and now it’s still cold and dreary, so let’s fantasize about the warmth and sun and color that comes in spring. Technically that’s supposed to be right now, but we’ll just have to dream for another week or so.
The above painting shows handsomely dressed New Yorkers along 59th Street, near the Plaza Hotel and in front of the Pulitzer Fountain (funded by the will of Joseph Pulitzer) of Abundance by Karl Bitter. The statue in the fountain is of Pomona, Roman goddess of orchards. How fitting for spring flowers!
Here’s a lovely photograph of Gramercy Park in may, with tulips in full bloom. It’s in black and white, but you can just feel the warmth in the air.
This photograph is of the New York Flower District, where New Yorkers still go for their botanical needs. Brothers Irving and Sam Browning opened a photography studio on West 40th Street in the 1920s, and in 1959 Irving Browning gave over 1,500 photographs from his collection to the New-York Historical Society. They were part of the 1989 exhibition, Irving Browning: City of Contrasts.
So it may not be warm yet, but we have warm promenades and fresh flowers to look forward to soon! What are your favorite spring activities?