Exploring Chelsea On Foot: An Afternoon of Art & Architecture

New York City, Featured

 

I found myself at a client’s office in Chelsea (NYC) yesterday and couldn’t help but walk up and down the streets, reminiscing about the 14 years I lived there.  The neighborhood has changed so much; Chelsea is now known as one of the centers of the city’s art world, with over 200 galleries in the neighborhood. If you are a fan of art and / or architecture, take a look. And, come visit.

So here is my day, in-between clouds and some sprinkles and 50 degree temperatures.

flatiron & chelsea

Flatiron Building 23rd Street NYC

Flatiron Building 23rd Street NYC

 

Mural in Chelsea

An attention getting mural in Chelsea 

 

Graffiti

Graffiti on 22nd Street

 

yancey richardson gallery

During my stroll, I visited one of my favorite galleries to see a photographer’s work I admire. I had a chance to watch them prepare the installation. If you are down in this area, visit Olivio Barbieri: Adriatic Sea at the Yancey Richardson Gallery on West 22nd Street. Love the fact he chose to shoot from a helicopter, something I’m doing soon myself. But his colors, and catching the dancing figures in the water, so excellent.

Olivo Barbieri: Adriatic Sea

Olivo Barbieri: Adriatic Sea installation, before being put on the wall

 

Olivo Barbieri: Adriatic Sea

Olivo Barbieri: Adriatic Sea

 

Olivo Barbieri: Adriatic Sea

On the floor getting ready to be hung, The “Dancing People” in the Olivo Barbieri: Adriatic Sea exhibition

 

Olivo Barbieri: Adriatic Sea

Installing Olivo Barbieri: Adriatic Sea

 

my-old-street-in-chelsea

 

Children walking in Chelsea, NYC

Children walking in Chelsea after school

 

West 21st Street in Chelsea NYC

My old street in Chelsea

 

Cupcakes Chelsea

A favorite cupcake shop and biker whizzing by

 

Good memories from the old Empire Diner

Good memories from the old Empire Diner, I used to go here at 3am

 

All photographs are taken by me, unless I have noted otherwise in the caption. I use my iPhone 6plus and Canon 5D III.

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  • Janet Chin-See

    Wonderful pictures as usual Nancy. Would like to visit there one day.

    • how terrific to hear from you on my blog, and anytime you want a tour, let me know!

  • Elisa Smith

    Nancy, You captured Chelsea in your usual tasteful way with an expert eye.
    The images are wonderful. Perfect way to start my day with a Nancy Moon blog and coffee in hand. xx

    • I was almost in your neck of the woods. Thanks Elisa! Love that!

  • David Brant

    Love it! Great stroll through Chelsea, Nancy! You have such a good eye!

    • Hey David, super you checked it out. Muchas gracias!

  • Nancy

    Cool. Love the huge wall-painting of the comfortable-in-his-skin dork. And it was memory lane, since I know a lot of those places through YOU.

    • Love the fact you read blog posts religiously. Oh, this artist paints these “giants” all over the world. This one at a public school, 80 feet tall. Makes being a dork cool, right?

  • Tara Crowley

    the large photos look like watercolors. I’m going to look this photographer up, as I’d love to see the progressive of the work over the years. And I got curious about the Chelsea Hotel (of L. Cohen fame). Is it still there? I found 2 but not sure if they are “the” one. Love the photos of this great old neighborhood. Oh cool that you lived there for so long!

  • Raffie

    What a nice neighborhood! You really captured it well 😉 Awesome exhibit too.