Splashing about in the massive fountains at the base the Unisphere in the World’s Fairgrounds in Queens.
After a Mets game at Citi Field yesterday (they won!), Steve, Ben and I headed over to the Queens museum of Art to view the panorama of New York City, and just outside the museum resides the Unisphere, constructed for the World’s Fair in 1964. Such an amazing site to come upon on an August day in the ninety-degree range! We removed our shoes and joined the splashing immediately. The water was cool and refreshing, and the scene was incredible. Despite a sign instructing visitors not to enter the fountain, the cops happily left well enough alone.
Below the images of the Unisphere are a couple of shots of the New York City panorama model, which resides in the Queens Museum of Art.
looking up at the top of the sphere
Please do not enter fountain!
Ben in the fountain
Steve heads for the sprays to cool off
The impressive panorama of New York City at the Queens Museum of Art: Lower Manhattan and Governor’s Island in the foreground; Queens and Brooklyn in the background.
A close-up of buildings in Midtown Manhattan: DENSITY!