"Washington Square Arch"
8"x6" oil on canvas panel
Washington Square Arch is a very imposing marble structure in the Greenwich Village area of lower Manhattan. It was built in 1892 to celebrate the centennial of GeorgeWashington's inauguration which took place in 1789.
We were walking down 5th Avenue and all of a sudden happened upon Washington Square Park and this huge Arch. I don't know if this large evergreen tree, which was decorated for Christmas, is there all year round or was erected to give it a more festive quality for the holidays. My daughter said she always remembered seeing the Arch when she watched "Friends" back in the 1990's. I will have to look for it the next time I see some reruns. One of the many wonderful things about New York City is that green spaces such as this park pop up just when you need them which can force you to sit and relax and take in the atmosphere. The park had hundreds of NYU students, tourists and others milling around, relaxing and enjoying the day. We even saw a group of groomsmen gathered for a photo op. Never did see the bride!
I hope you come back tomorrow to continue your tour of Manhattan!