10/11/15, 06/15/20
September, October, November & December 2015 - CCCCC

On September 19, 2015, María, Judith (María's friend) and I went to Lancaster, PA (Penn-Dutch,
Amish Country) with L&M Tours.  The photos below are the few I took.  
The farm in the two photos below can be seen from the parking lot at Kitchen Kettle.  

September 13, 2015 - A beautiful sunset as seen from my terrace.  The clouds lit up in a peach color.
I tried my best to capture the beauty of the sunset in these 4 photos.

On October 3, 2015, María, Elton and I went to Shady Maple with L&M Tours.  Below are the few photos I
took.  Most of the photos were taken from the bus as we traveled from Shady Maple to Kitchen Kettle.
It was cloudy and cold with an occasional drizzle.
Artwork in the lobby of Shady Maple.
Kitchen Kettle
Across the street from Kitchen Kettle.
The same farm photographed on 09/19.
See two photos above.
The following six photos were taken from inside the
bus as we headed to Kitchen Kettle.
Bill Coleman's 500 piece jigsaw
puzzle, "School's Out".
Sweet Rice made by
my Indian neighbors.  

New York Botanical Garden.  Elton and I went to the FRIDA KAHLO:  Art, Garden, Life exhibition.  
A portion of the Haupt Conservatory exhibited plants and flowers (first four photos below) used by Ms. Kahlo
(July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954) to decorate her Blue House in Mexico.    She used flowers and plants native to Mexico.
In the Ross Gallery and Hall there were 10 of her artworks and replicas of the two dresses worn in her painting
The Two Fridas.   No photos allowed in the Ross Hall.
Rain forest section, also next photo
Outside the Ross Gallery and Hall
Replica of The Two Fridas for sale in the Gift Shop
Aromatic Astor
Native Plant Garden
Tanyosho pine
Passion Fruit flower
Before the parade.
Parade (procession) from a distance.

I visited Six Flags Great Adventure in 1985.    As I entered the park there was a young woman with
a robot trying to get customers to enter their date of birth into the robot to obtain a print out of what was
happening on or close to one's birthday.  I cannot remember the fee.  Here is what was printed for April 23, 1951.

Here are a few photos taken in November.  All are of a sunrise on different days. Taken from my terrace.
See the bird?
Thanksgiving Day

The following photos were taken in December, using a new camera.  The camera is a FujiFilm FinePix S9950W
with a digital zoom of 50x.    The body of the Fuji camera is a little bigger than the Kodak Z990.   
The Fuji camera can show both the date and time on the photos.  
A beautiful sunrise.
I woke up to find a heavy fog covering the area.
The new subway station.  The last stop on the #7 train,
11th Avenue and 34th Street (Hudson Yards).
Portion of Jacob Javits Center with reflection of clouds
and buildings.
This, and the following 4
photos, taken from High Line.
Northeasterly view of Manhattan
New Jersey
Yards.  Tracks 4 to 29.  LIRR train cars
The city that never stops constructing.  
Empire State Building in background.
Using flash.
Very long escalator to mezzanine.  Left - no flash.  
Right - flash.  Elevators also available.
Artwork over escalator/stairs
leading to mezzanine.
Freedom Tower from the High Line
Hunters Point Station, #7 Line.  Left - No flash.  Right - Flash.
Explanation of every piece in the mosaic, but not legible.
A beautiful sunset as seen from High Line.
Entire mosaic, no flash used.
61st Street Station, Woodside, #7 Line
Sunset as seen from 61st Street Station.   
Photos taken every minute..
American Airlines plane headed to La Guardia Airport
flying over Flushing Meadows.
Retractable roof of US Open stadium still under
construction, Flushing Meadows.

Every Sunday during December the New York City Transit has been running vintage trains from Second Avenue in
Manhattan to Queens Plaza.  The trains ran along what is now the route of the M.  I took the ride on December 20th.  
It was a nostalgic but bumpy ride!  For photos taken at the Transit Museum, go to
Page ZZZ.
Passengers waiting for train.
Train arriving at Queens Plaza
Inside the car.  The fans were on.
The car I was in was an R-6 type which was made in 1936
and ran into the 1970's.
Second Avenue
A corner seat.
Women and men were dressed in clothing of the period.
The train consisted of other model cars like this one.
Another type of seats.
Another type of car.
This model car was not attached to the train doing the run.  The car attached to this one was used as the gift shop.
Car housing the gift shop and the back of train.  At right, front of train getting ready to go back to Queens Plaza.
After the Vintage Train Ride, I decided to have pancakes (for lunch) at McDonald's in the West Village.  
Left - Freedom Tower (WTC) as seen from 6th Avenue and West 3rd.  Right, a tree across the street.
The artwork  over the counter at the McDonald's.  
Well known basketball court is across the street.
From the West Village, I headed uptown to the 81st Street
Station.  Below is a mural found at the station.
Some of the tiles on the floor of the station are decorated with animals, etc.

December 25th - Was Santa around to see this beautiful sunrise?  Oh, what he missed!!

December 27th - Displays at Macy's

From Macy's, I headed downtown to the World Trade Center (Freedom Tower) area.  After the few photos I took,
I crossed the street and took photos in Brookfield Place (which was once called the World Financial Center?).  
Before 9/11, there was an overpass that connected the North Tower to the World Financial Center.  
The connection no longer exists.
A fog covered the top of the Freedom Tower and the
taller buildings in the area.
Decorations on the window over
the entrance to the Observatory.
Two of the many Christmas trees found in the lobby of
Brookfield Place
"Luminaries immerses the Winter Garden at Brookfield
Place in a canopy of light emanating from 650 hanging
lanterns."  Taken from Brookfield's website.
Rink outside Brookfield Place
View across street from inside Brookfield Place.
Jigsaw Puzzle, 1000 pieces, 26.75 in x 19.75 in (68 cm x 50 cm),
"Garden Gate Bluebirds", image by Joseph Hautman,
Buffalo Games, Inc.  Assembled in a week.
The lanterns change color.
Various views of the transit hub.
Transportation Hub at left (looks like a bird),
9/11 Museum on  the right.
Sun beginning to rise on the last day of 2015!   
Taken from my terrace.
© Jorge L. Rodríguez – Cru-Riqueño Photos
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