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On a beautiful October afternoon we take a vintage style look over the boating lake in Central Park
Shot with a Canon 5D MKII in New York City, USA. 10/02/2013 Views 2900 ~ Features 19

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The building of Central Park was one of nineteenth-century New York’s most massive public works projects. Some 20,000 workers, Yankee engineers, Irish laborers, German gardeners, and native-born stone cutters, reshaped the site’s topography to create the pastoral landscape. After blasting out rocky ridges with more gunpowder than was later fired at the Battle of Gettysburg, workers moved nearly 3 million cubic yards of soil and planted more than 270,000 trees and shrubs. The city also built the curvilinear reservoir immediately north of an existing rectangular receiving reservoir. The park first opened for public use in the winter of 1859 when thousands of New Yorkers skated on lakes constructed on the site of former swamps. By 1865, the park received more than seven million visitors a year. The city’s wealthiest citizens turned out daily for elaborate late-afternoon carriage parades. Indeed, in the park’s first decade more than half of its visitors arrived in carriages, costly vehicles that fewer than five percent of the city’s residents could afford to own. Middle-class New Yorkers also flocked to the park for winter skating and summer concerts on Saturday afternoons. Stringent rules governing park use, for example, a ban on group picnics, discouraged many German and Irish New Yorkers from visiting the park in its first decade. Small tradesmen were not allowed to use their commercial wagons for family drives in the park, and only school boys with a note from their principal could play ball on the meadows. New Yorkers repeatedly contested these rules, however, and in the last third of the century the park opened up to more democratic use. In the 1880s, working-class New Yorkers successfully campaigned for concerts on Sunday, their only day of rest. Park commissioners gradually permitted other attractions, from the Carousel and goat rides to tennis on the lawns and bicycling on the drives.

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Photography has been an obsession since I was 13 years old and went off to Italy clutching my mother’s 1940s roll film camera. I’ve been fooling with computers since I bought an Amiga 1000 back in 1985. My first chunky pixelized images were digitized into that machine using a black and white CCTV camera. At last, with today’s software and hardware I feel that I can create the images I see in my mind’s eye. Visit my website at www.PixielatedPixels.com

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  • Rafferty-Evans
    Rafferty-Evansalmost 4 years ago

    i love what you have done here, gorgeous autumn tones and colours

  • Hey, nice to see you Lee-Anne, thanks so much for the visit, the nice comment and for getting the ball rolling on this one. Cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2almost 4 years ago

  • ajgosling
    ajgoslingalmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic!

  • Thanks muchly for that short but very sweet comment. Cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • Sharksladie
    Sharksladiealmost 4 years ago

    how beautiful!!

  • Thanks Stephanie, your nice comment is very much appreciated. Cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • Lee d'Entremont
    Lee d'Entremontalmost 4 years ago

    AWESOME CHRIS!

  • Thanks so much for this enthusiastic comment Lee, ’tis greatly appreciated. Cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenalmost 4 years ago

    Looks fantastic Chris!

  • Hi Carol, thanks for dropping in. I really appreciate your great comment. Cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • Raymond J Barlow
    Raymond J Barlowalmost 4 years ago

    very well done Chris!

  • Ray, very good to see you stopped by. Very nice of you to leave this nice comment. Thank you very much. Cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • Raymond J Barlow
    Raymond J Barlowalmost 4 years ago

    my pleasure Chris., really nice art!

  • Angie Muccillo
    Angie Muccilloalmost 4 years ago

  • OOOOH, Exciting!! Great news and so encouraging. Thank you so very much Angie. This is greatly appreciated. Cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture and work!

  • Thank you very much Ray, very nice of you to say so. Cheers.

    – Chris Lord

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