A walk from Grand Central and around Bryant Park

in wednesdyawalk •  9 months ago  (edited)

A walk from Grand Central and around Bryant Park

This post if for Wednesday walk challenge And Make me Smile Collaboration challenge, initially our collaboration was once a month but due to the popularity of it we have decided to make the collab a weekly thing :)

Note I want to thank @bluemist for sponsoring this challenge starting from this week, due to their support I will be from next week sending out Steem to a selection of people who partake in the Wednesday walk as I will explain in the guidelines below all of the liquid rewards for this post will be shared with a selection of participants.

Note 2 Yes I misspelled my own tag wednesdaywalk, how Deranged is that

Wednesday Walk is a challenge started by me, the idea is to get out for a short walk and get some shots of what you can see within a short distance of your home office or wherever you start. And this is my entry for this week, but first, let me explain the challenge.

This is my post for the Wednesday Walk challenge hosted by myself, let me first explain the guidelines

Try and get out once a week for a short walk, can be from your office, home or anywhere really and walk for a few blocks or a few minutes looking for things to get shots of.

Your walk does not have to be on a Wednesday I just ask if possible to share your walk photos on a Wednesday.

Try and get a few shots not just one

You can look for anything in general or decide on one subject you want to get shots off.

Make a point of looking around and up and see what you can find to get shots of that otherwise you may miss

Do a post with the shots you get on a Wednesday and tag it with #wednesdaywalk, also if you happen to join, please leave a link to your post in a comment on this post and I will try and visit them all.

Following me and resteeming the post so more see it would be appreciated but isn't a rule just a suggestion.

I am not strict on these rules and hence why they are called guidelines and not rules

I will try and visit, and upvote all who take part in the Wednesday Walk, plus I will be sending some Steem to a selection of those who participate, please note this is a change from sending out SBI shares, as I did in the past.


A good App that works well in conjunction with the Wednesday Walk or any day walk is @actifit, which rewards you with Actifit Tokens and Steemit Upvotes, if you use the app to track your steps and do a post of your actifit total each day.

If you do a lot of activity I do recommend you check it out

Make me Smile Collaboration

As I mentioned above Wednesday Walk is collaborating with the [Make Me Smile] hosted by @elizacheng,

Here are the rules for her challenge

Your post can be writing, singing, video, poem,drawing, photography etc.... the most important part is your post Make me" smile, Remember, the ME is whoever read/view/listen to your post and this includes YOURSELF.
b. Your content must be ORIGINAL CONTENT
c. Please include at least 50 Words in your post

So the collaboration giveaway is as follows
As well as the SBI shares normally given away from the Wednesday Walk and Make me Smile Challenge, we will send one SBI Share each to one lucky winner who joins both challenges in one post

This weeks walk , with shots taken from a walk in the last week, is a walk from Grand Central and around Bryant Park, I killed two birds with one stone on this walk getting shots for this post and for Market Friday.

As I said this walk started with me in Grand Central after getting off the train.
I start with a shot walking up 42nd Street to Bryant Park It looks like a nice sunny day, but looks can be deceiving, I think it was just a little above freezing point or maybe blow when I did this walk.
The curved building with the reflections is the grace building

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They do a nice job with the decorations in Bryant Park at this time of year, the tree will be setup lit sometime after thanksgiving, but still nice even now with these decorations between the shots, ( which I will share shots of for my Market Friday Post)

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This next shot is of the Skating rink at Bryant Park, in the early morning it wasn't open as yet, its free to Skate at Bryant Park ( which is rare very little is free in NYC), but if you need to rent skates they cost :Skate Rental: $18-$33, Lockers are also free, but locks cost $12.

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And another shot of the decorations and rows of shops, just because I like them :)

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And since I said My walk started in Grand Central Let me finish off with a shot taken in Grand Central, which I passed through on the way back to the office, mainly to get out of the cold breeze for a couple of minutes and warm up a little

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Weekly giveaway of shares

I have sent Steem to a few people selected through a random draw so on the weekend all people who joined in last weeks Wednesday walk. this week I am sending 3 Steem to @saffisara, @actifraenk, @davidesimoncini, @annephilbrick, @qwerrie,@debralee,
@elizacheng will send one SBI share to @kaminchan,

Note my projected total liquid steem income from last Wednesday's post will be around 16.5 steem and I am sending out 18 Steem

Thanks to @appreciator for the support on last weeks post to enable me to send out this amount of Steem

PS, with Bluemist's sponsorship next week I will be able to send more steem to participants :)

As @elizacheng and I collaborated with our Wednesday Walk and Make me Smile Challenges

And one person is randomly drawn who joins both challenges to receive an SBI share from me and this week it is @janaveda

I would love to be able to give everyone who joins a Steem Basic Income share, but I don't make enough steem each week to do so, but I will try and share them around fairly between those that join the challenge

I hope a few of you may find this an interesting challenge and decide to join in.

unless stated otherwise all photos used in my posts are taken and owned by myself, if you wish to use any of my images please contact me.

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How lovely with all the trees in the middle of the city 😍

I do love that NYC does make an effort to have many trees and parks make sit less of a concrete Jungle

I am not !DERANGED but I do give some away...

Thanks Kindly


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I have a fun walk today and will write about it soon...

Indeed I so appreciate the support and being able to give out more each week :), and looking forward to seeing your post ;)

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This is very helpful and thanks for your time

MY pleasure to share my walks :)

Okay, I have to ask, why is there a price range for skate rental? Is it based on size or adult vs. child? That seems like a pretty hefty price! I guess it is New York though :)

I did wonder if someone would ask that as I was preparing the post i did wonder the same but I dont have the answer sorry, I am guessing it may be size related

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I love the photos of Bryant Park also Jay!! The reflection in the curved building is pretty cool looking also and I love the way the sunlight is shining on the buildings! 💖

Thanks for your visit and kind words, truly appreciated :)

You're very welcome! :)

This amazing #WednesdayWalk has been sponsored by @appreciator. Keep up the good work.

Thanks so much truly appreciated

Lockers are free... but locks cost $12. 😅 Can we bring our own lock?

Here's my last walk in Bangkok.

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Yes you can bring your own Locks, I guess there assuming most dont carry a lock with them LOL

I saw your post :) thanks again for joining the walk :)

Happy Wednesday walk... and nice pictures...

Thanks Kindly
Have a great day

I love all your photos! Last week was too busy for me that I missed out on joining. I'm glad I got the time for this week... have a great day! ^_^


Thanks for joining again this week, I saw your post and really enjoyed it :)

Hi @tattoodjay,

Here's my last walk in Carrizales


Thank you very much.

And thank you for joining the Wednesday Walk ;)

Your photos are always so lovely they put mine to shame. Here's a long overdue entry to #wednesdaywalk from me, but I have a good excuse!

Its not about the photos its about the walk so no shame at all in your post it was a wonderful walk post ;)

One of my friends joined your contest. I'm thinking of joining soon

Would be nice to have you join :)

Beginning and ending in Grand Central through Bryant Park. WOW... the photos you took of Bryant Park are fantastic! The decor, the skating rink! NYC has so much to offer! Artists like you have an eye feast every day! Thank you for sharing the beauty around you @tattoodjay. Have a wonderful Wednesday, and take care 🥰🌺🤙

Thanks its a nice loop to walk, and I took many photos so I have some for future posts coming up in the future when I get the time to get to them

You to have a great day and evening ;)

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Really nice photos man. Thanks for the info about the contest and telling people about actifit.

Thanks and I look at it as more of a challenge than a contest, I randomly select people with an online tool rather than picking winners for a contest I feel everyone that gets out for a walk is a winner ;)

I love that first photo of the buildings as well as the one with the decorations.

Thanks and have a good evening ;)

Your photos are extraordinary again, as always - I especially love the first shot 😊

I cannot skate without falling down all the time (I have tried it once and never again ;), but if I did could I bring my own lock to save money, or do I have to take theirs?

If the weather would have not been so !DERANGED bad, I would certainly have gone for a walk today and made a #wednesdaywalk post once again, but somebody up there in the clouds does not want me to go outdoors ;)


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I look like a !DERANGED madman on skates and spend most of the time trying to get back up, I don't do it anymore as I need a !BEER or 5 after trying LOL

Thanks for such a kind compliment ;)

You're much welcome my friend 🙂

I tried skating and fell down and I tried ice skating, which went better, but I still fell down many times. I don't do it anymore, because my old bones would not like it ;) lol


My old bones are !DERANGED and need lots of !BEER before akating

That's also true - if I had to go skating I'd need some !BEER too 😉


LOL glad that its not just me


No, you are not alone my friend - we have just come home a lot earlier than I thought, but I don't mind ;)


As long as you had a good time it’s all good


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These views are just amazing

Thanks it is a lovely loop to walk :)

Bryant Park is beautiful with those ball designs and unique little store fronts - they look like little greenhouses!
I never really thought of city scapes as beautiful but with your artistic touch they are indeed!
Thanks for sharing!
My #wednesdaywalk and #makemesmile post is at: https://steemit.com/wednesdaywalk/@porters/wednesday-walk-make-me-smile-sun-rises-and-sets-as-the-moon-rises-and-sets

Thanks kindly, I will share some more shots in Bryant Park for my Market Friday Post ;)

I saw your post thanks again :)

Gorgeous photographs as usual of and around the amazing New York City! Your images of decorated Christmas balls are beautiful!🎄📯🎁

I lost a black leather glove when I was walking on the sidewalk bordering Bryant Park on my last visit there. Please let me know if you happen to find it, Jay!😀

I'll be posting my Wednesdaywalk later tonight after night shift ends! Have a good evening! @tattoodjay

Thanks I am looking forward to after Thanksgiving when all the tree lightings and window displays open, Looking forward to getting around as many of them as I can :)

Will keep an eye out for your glove ;)

You do an excellent job staying on top of things and have already visited my post. I thank you very much for being thorough! @tattoodjay👍
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I try to keep up if i dont then I get so far behind will be having the grandkids around for a few days next week and then I will fall way behind on here thanks for your entry

@tattoodjay I love you pictures, I can see things I missed on my trip to NYC, thank you. Here's my Wednesday walk. https://steemit.com/wednesdaywalk/@myjob/6vzyap-wednesday-walk

Working in the city I get to see more than most visitors do especially with all the walking I do 🙂
Thanks again for joining Wednesday Walk

@tattoodjay I enjoy the Wednesday walk

Thats great thats what I like it all to be about fun and enjoyable

I love the photo uploaded in here!

Thanks kindly 👍🙂👍

Thanks I loved that mall

Thank you

MOst welcome

It's getting more beautiful, thank you!


Nice pics!

Thanks Kindly

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Your walks are very pleasant to watch. Like your photos. I am glad that your challenge is developing, I look forward to participating again.

It is steadily growing I love seeing peoples walks from all around the world each week :)

It took me a bit to decide if that building was actually curved or if it was just an illusion. Interesting structure.

I wondered the same the first time i saw it :)

There is actually a curved building? How cool is that?!?! It looks like an illusion at first. Oh, I love the decorations near the shops in the park. Thanks for showing the inside of Grand Central. What a magnificent place with al lot of history.
Here is my walk. https://steemit.com/wednesdaywalk/@whatisnew/wednesday-walk-autumn-colors

Ohh yes it is curved like that and such a cool building to see, :) more and more decorations will be coming out all around the city soon :)

I just saw your post thanks again for joining the walk :)

Will you be able to get pictures of the decorations lit up? If so, I would love to see them.

My pleasure to join you! : )

Thats something i have been doing each year for about 10 Years now and I will be out and about getting them again this year and sharing on here ;)

Yay! I am excited to see them. : )


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Just beautiful i can feel that Christmas spirit coming out of them photos already 👍

Thanks and yes after thanksgiving the trees and window displays will be opening and the city really gets into the season

  ·  9 months ago (edited)

I can imagine how beautiful it will look here in Thailand Christmas is all lit up already i was thinking of doing a Sunday walk tomorrow to check it all out 👍

Oh and thank you for the 5 Steem that's very kind of you 🙂

You should so it I would love to see it, I will start my walk after thanksgiving when they start opening up

  ·  9 months ago (edited)

Yep i will make it my day out tomorrow for #beautifulsunday 👍

Sounds like a good plan to me ;)