Saturday, June 19, 2010

Wave Hill, Bronx, June 2010

Today for a change, no pictures of the High Line but from a public garden in the Riverdale neighborhood of the Bronx called Wave Hill. You get there by taking a train at Grand Central Station. It is usually a serene place, even on Saturdays when entrance is free. It has amazing views of the Hudson River and of the New Jersey Palisades across the river. The garden is home to many birds and a few other critters (squirrels, chipmunks, frogs).

This was a hot spring day with lots of flowers in bloom including poppies,
lavender, cotton lavender (yellow flowers at right), russian sage (petrovska) and clary sage. For the first time, we saw cardamom and galangal. That evening, Vlada and I went to see the latest film by Goran Paskaljevic ("Honeymoons"), which was playing at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, and later that evening we went to the Blue Note to listen to a jazz band (Sveti) lead by the fantastic drummer Marko Djordjevic.