Some Spanish Harlem with Dave

So I say to my good buddy Dave (who most people call David), I say, “Dave, howzabout you and me, we go to El Museo del Barrio?” Dave, he’s the one on the left, Dave says, “I wanna walk around Spanish Harlem.” I say, “OK.” He says, “OK.”

Long story shortened, I show up early and wait across the street from El Museo in the Conservatory Garden, Central Park. While I wait, I snap this:


Dave shows. We check out the museum then hit the streets: Lexington thru First Avenues, 104th thru 118th Streets. Here’s what I snapped:


In a schoolyard around Park Avenue and 105th

Lex around 109

Lex and 104th not so much the way it looks much as the way it was meant to be seen.

Madison Avenue around 105th

Park Avenue and 106th

Park and 106th under the Metro North tracks

2nd Avenue and 102 where black & white still rates


 So here’s my question to you: What are the hot streets in your part of the world? I’m always open to suggestions for where to take my camera for a walk. Use the “Comments” option below to give me some direction.

Published in: on February 5, 2020 at 7:27 pm  Comments (16)  

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  1. If you ever make it to my neck of the woods…. and . The Krog Street tunnel is ever changing


    • I just glanced at both links. Absolutely phenomenal! Thanks so very much.


  2. From Annie A:
    My friend, you are a true artist. Magnificent! Can’t wait to see you guys!!! Life is so good right now. Weird, I guess, but I am happy. I just had the thought, “I’ve known this man since I was 17 years old, and I think he’s the best photographer I know. And I know some good ones. Just sayin’.


  3. From: Paul G:

    Thank you for all the beautiful pictures. They are truly outstanding.


  4. From: Joanna B:

    How beautiful! Thank you for including me on your blog!


  5. From: Frank E:

    These are great, Richard. Thanks.


  6. From: Mykel B:

    Great pictures… we still gotta meet to talk about color. I need to know how you do somethings… especially that Spanish Harlem playground scene with the blues… just amazing!!


  7. From: Mimi:

    Your infallible loving eye on your city remains superlative, and
    communicates that caring beyond mere words. Congrats and keep up the good work!


  8. From Elaine T:

    great pix


  9. From: Jane G:



  10. From Bruce K:

    Thanks for the photos.


  11. From Micki M:

    It is very evident that you love your city so much. Such interesting catches you make in All places you see.

    As Rick Steves says, “Keep on traveling.”


  12. Good job, Rich. The hills of Staten Island, which offer dramatic views of the harbor, the Manhattan skyline, etc., are worth a walk-around.


    • Thanks for the tip. I’ve been up to the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, but was so fascinated by the place that I didn’t really look off into the distance. Are there any particular spots you’d recommend?


  13. Love the pics. We left the Virginia mountains and are now in the flatlands of Florida with sea and sky to admire. Come check out the space coast.



    • I hope we’ll be able to do that. Be well!


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