New York Cityscape

reflections of a summers day

reflections of a summer's day

I walked to the New York Public Library, one of 150 buildings on the favorites list of the American Institute of Architects, but it is undergoing extensive renovation and was cloaked in plastic and canvas. Not able to see except for the pair of lion statues at the massive front entrance.

So I wandered around Bryant Park and finally found a rocking chair–yes, a rocker, solid wood, comfy, on a patio in the park–where I spent an hour or two  observing all the activity, writing in my journal, and dozing a bit. As I was leaving the park, I photographed this city and cloud reflection on the building on 42nd Street and 6th Avenue — the merging of city and nature.

According to an informational sign in the park on the architecture on the square, this is the Home Box Office Building designed in 1985 by Kohn Pedersen Fox.

About Bo Mackison

I'm a photographer, book-artist, traveler, naturalist, and creator of the Contemplative Creatives Journey, An Online Workshop and Community and Desert Wisdom Cards and Workshops. Though often not well known, I find the desert a welcoming place - a healing space. Its mysteries and gifts transformed me several years ago. Since that first encounter, I return again and again to fill my well in what most people think of as a desolate region. I'd love to share my desert discoveries and wisdom with you. Please subscribe to receive my five part mini email course The Gifts of the Desert. It's my gift to you.


  1. Gandalf says:

    Verily a reflection on the NY landscape. Very interesting photo.

  2. Beautiful image Bo, it has 3 of my favorite things: NYC, Brooklyn would’ve been better but I’ll take it:), reflections and clouds… love it…

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  3. That’s a great shot, Bo!

  4. Fantastic reflections. Love the patterns and textures here.

  5. It sounds like you had a wonderful day and this is a beautiful shot with all those wonderful lines and the beautiful reflections.

  6. This is a great reflective shot with the lines of the windows. 🙂

  7. Wonderful shot, Bo. It has just about everything. 🙂

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