Thursday, March 4, 2010

Socrates Sculpture Park, New York


Socrates Sculpture Park

Long Island City, New York

(just across the East River from Manhattan)

This park is a great place to see . . .

beautiful view of Manhattan skyline



a shipwreck


a place for friends to play

colorful art made from recycled materials





plastic wrapped around trees

(photos taken on a summer day in 2007)

Socrates Sculpture Park

 The Noguchi Museum (the studio and garden of Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi) is on the same street as Socrates Sculpture Park. Also a lovely place to visit.


  1. Rosa, the pictures of the park in Long Island City are great. I use to live in Astoria. My middle son lives there now. It's been so long since I have been there. Is it near Hells Gate?
    We use to call it Hells Gate Park.


  2. P.S. My family has been in NY since 1640. We are Dutch and had land grants from Holland.

    Just love all of your work,


  3. Melanie, thanks for your kind comments. That's really interesting, I had never heard of Hells Gate before, but yes, that is nearby. I'm glad to learn some NY history from a *real* New Yorker!

  4. These shots are great Rosa - I need to get over there to see these pieces!
    Fascinating to read about Melanie's history above, too! My grandfather's roots are also dutch, NY and I've been wanting to trace them back. She's inspiring me to get that ball rolling!!

  5. Cool, thanks for visiting Karin!

  6. oh so beautiful sculptures here :) nice one