Framing the El Dorado

Black And White Photography, Laurie, Photography

The El Dorado is a cooperative apartment building at 300 Central Park West between 90th and 91st Streets adjacent to Central Park on the Upper West Side in Manhattan, NYC.  It was constructed from 1929 to 1931 and was designed by Margon & Holder and consulting architect Emery Roth in the Art Deco style. The El Dorado is 30 stories tall, with twin towers rising from a 19-story base. The building is a contributing property to the Central Park West Historic District, is listed on National Register of Historic Places, and is a New Yrk City designated Landmark.


Suburban Wetland

Black And White Photography, Laurie, Photography

Before heading back to the mountains of Southwest Virginia, I took a short walk on the Virginia Capital Trail. The Cap Trail is a 51.7 multi-use, fully-paved trail that runs from the City of Richmond, Virginia to James City County, near Williamsburg, Virginina. The goal is to add a 7 mile connector to the restored area of Colonial Williamsburg, as well as the College of William and Mary.

Part of the trail runs through a suburban wetland. Please follow the link for more information about the importance of preserving these spaces.


Looking for Alligators

Black And White Photography, Laurie, Photography

The signs kept saying to watch out for alligators. Well, I watched and watched, and I saw nary a one (to quote Andy Griffith)