Tag: sketch

  • CitySketch: Marble Collegiate Church

    In 1628, Reverend Jonas Michaelius founded his church in New Amsterdam. The population of the city at that time was less than 300. Peter Stuyvesant charged a fine to anyone in the city who did not attend services. In 1696 King William III of England granted the church a royal charter, making it the oldest […]

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  • CitySketch: Flatiron

    “I found myself agape, admiring a sky-scraper the prow of the Flat-iron Building, to be particular, ploughing up through the traffic of Broadway and Fifth Avenue in the afternoon light.” H.G. Wells The Flatiron Building, completed in 1902, is one of New York City’s most iconic skyscrapers. It is located at the triangle where Broadway […]

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  • CitySketch: Empire State

    The Empire State Building was the tallest building in the world from its completion in 1931 until it was surpassed by the twin towers of the World Trade Center in 1970. It is currently the 34th tallest building in the world, the fifth tallest in the US and from September 11, 2001 until the Freedom […]

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  • Maiden of the Spring

        The sun comes up The rain falls down Time calls for you We looked so hard  We couldn’t see I reached for you When you were beyond reach I knew you  When I didn’t know myself I called  When I had no voice I chose you  When I had no choice I saw […]

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  • Trees

      I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast; A tree that looks at God all day, And lifts her leafy arms to pray; A tree that may in Summer wear A nest of robins in her […]

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