New York Cityscape Painting

New York cityscape paintings are great for fine art prints. Whether you choose canvas, paper, or any medium, the results are always impressive.

The first time I visited Central Park back in the 70’s, my mother took me to the Gapstow Bridge. It was a great little cozy place. But it was only decades later when I went there in the winter that I could witness its magical power.

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Gapstow Bridge

Supporting a spectacular similarity to the Bridge of Saint Francis in San Remo, Italy, the beautiful, Gapstow Bridge, is made of schist and located near 62nd street in the Central Park area at the northeast end of a pond.

An excellent sample of conservative construction,   this overpass was originally designed by Jacob Wrey Mould in 1874 and manufactured employing a special cast-iron and wood trimming.

Eventually, the original architecture design would become obsolete and unable to hold against the weather  and was quickly substituted by a new one after a few years of hard beating.

From the bridge, you can appreciate  one of the most beautiful views of New York City’s skyline.

The stone bridge arcs graciously beyond the thin neck of the Pond back-dropped by the Plaza Hotel and other surrounding buildings behind the trees. Wonderful reflections of ducks in the waters and people crossing the arch complete the natural artwork.

Today, whether mirroring skyscrapers or ducks, reflecting people or trees the Bridge is a landmark most appreciated by anyone that goes to New  York and is guided by good tour information.  The Pond is very well integrated with Central Park green areas, as well as the modern urban sites around it.

The old lake was built on a lake bottom without proper underpinnings and did not have a good structure. Wollman Rink replaced part of the Pond in 1951 and has been used for ice-skating ever since 1987.

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4 thoughts on “New York Cityscape Painting

  • March 29, 2016 at 9:55 pm
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    Hi CJ!
    Another beautiful piece of art from NYC! I love to do landscape photography, thus I could really appreciate those natural beauties during certain times and seasons.
    The way you articulate the scenery is magnificent too! Now I have to put NYC in my next visit during winter!
    Thanks again for sharing!
    Vic

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    • March 30, 2016 at 11:28 pm
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      Hello, Vic,

      Thank you for your kind words. Hey, I would very much like to do some collaborative work using one of your pictures, if you would give me that honor.

      Have a great trip to NYC.

      Cheers!

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      • April 2, 2016 at 6:53 pm
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        Hi CJ!
        If you really are interested in my landscape photos, you can check them out in my Flickr account: https://www.flickr.com/photos/e-sun/.
        And let me know which one you fancy of.. I’ll be more than happy to collaborate with you!
        p/s: My next trip is to Perth in May.. 😛
        Cheers!
        Vic

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        • April 2, 2016 at 9:36 pm
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          Ok, thanks. Ill contact you after I do.
          Cheers!

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