Category Archives: my favorite places

The Echoing Green

    Central Park, April 10, 2017 photo by Roger W. Smith       The sun does arise, And make happy the skies. The merry bells ring To welcome the Spring. The sky-lark and thrush, The birds of the … Continue reading

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Central Park

                  Yesterday was a beautiful late summer day. Central Park was uncrowded, quiet, and peaceful. Whole parts of it were virtually empty. It’s hard to believe that you are in the midst … Continue reading

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My Manhattan

    Now I am curious what sight can ever be more stately and admirable to me than my mast-hemmed Manhatta   Walt Whitman   ****************************************     photographs by Roger W. Smith      

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New York Public Library

    Below are photographs by Roger W. Smith of the main research library, New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue between 40th and 42nd Streets, New York, NY.     *****************************************************     A wonderful place … Continue reading

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42nd Street in the rain

I took this photo in April 2016 on 42nd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. Manhattan is a wonderful place. The New York Public Library — a surprisingly uncrowded, peaceful facility that invites study and scholarship, that welcomes and affords … Continue reading

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Paris

    A day trip to Paris and back that I made on Monday, June 6, 2016 with my friend Patrice Petillot was a memorable one. I feel the urge to write about it and to share some of my … Continue reading

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Notre-Dame de Paris

  Notre-Dame de Paris was one of my favorite places to visit during a first trip to Paris in 1972. A friend, Bill Dalzell, a printer whom I knew from my workplace in Manhattan, encouraged me to visit the cathedral. … Continue reading

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