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Travel Bug Tuesday – Mid-Manhattan Library

by Nicole on February 21, 2012

Travel Bug Tuesday of New York Library in the United States

During the balmy summer days New York‘s Mid-Manhattan Library is packed with people making the most of the warm weather. People will mill around on the grass eating ice creams or sit on the stairs reading books; Tourists will swarm to take photos sitting on top of the two lions – ‘Patience’ and ‘Fortitude’ – guarding the entrance, and along the balcony old men will sit and read the paper, talk about the latest news, smoke, or play chess.

But as the seasons change so do the people enjoying the steps and balcony of the Mid-Manhattan Library. The negative degree temperatures send people indoors where the heaters are, and the tourists stop to take a quick snap of the lions before dashing into the nearest Starbucks to warm up.

Despite the cold though the area is always a beautiful sight -manicured gardens, giggles as Dads help their children climb onto the lions backs, and always the warm inviting library doors welcoming anyone who cares to come in side. And if you’d rather stay outside in the cold there’s always one crazy man braving the cold to talk about the latest news with.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 sdfg February 21, 2012 at 1:42 pm

wow what a beautiful pic of that library awesome that shis is amazing


2 Nicole March 9, 2012 at 10:41 pm

Thanks Sdfg. It really is a beautiful library. 🙂


3 Nomadic Samuel February 28, 2012 at 4:24 pm

That’s a wonderful shot Nicole! It’s great fun to edit your photos.


4 Nicole March 9, 2012 at 10:42 pm

Thanks Samuel! I’ve been enjoying trying new types of editing lately and hope to be able to share more with you online soon. I even have a smiling face for your site!


5 Nicholas Marks May 20, 2012 at 9:25 am

I have had my photo taken with the lion ‘patience’ not sure that I got any more patience from her though. Great blog. Keep up the writing Samuel.


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