Though natives of other capitals will disagree, I think New York City is the most interesting, dynamic, and vital city in the world. I am not a native, but have been privileged to have lived in, and later nearby (still in NY State) "the City" for decades, and I consider myself a New Yorker to the core. Manhattan is an absolute gem, and within Manhattan, Central Park is a diamond. Both this year and last, I've accompanied my wife, and now my stepson into Manhattan on Saturdays for them to attend classes at the Art Student's League of New York while I spend that time doing something else. My mecca is always Central Park. With a monopod I got last Christmas, I've decided to use my Mamiya kit there These images are from the first roll of film I've made this way. They are statues of the poets on the Mall in Central Park that most people refer to as "poet's walk". The poets are Robert Burns, Walter Scott, and Fitzgreene Halleck.