My favourite fountain in New York is the one at Lincoln Centre. Surrounded by the opulent architecture that houses the opera, ballet and orchestra; it never fails to delight the eye. The dancing waters rise and fall, at times resembling a ballerina’s delicate pirouette; at other times giving a tumultuous chorus line finale complete with jazz hands. It is dazzling at all times of day, but never more lovely than during New York’s long, hot summer evenings.
It was on just such an evening, after a disappointing Manhattanhenge, that I found myself wandering past the fountain, which was surrounded by New Yorkers hoping to escape the heat. The illuminated waters cascaded like luminous silk, and the silhouettes of the onlookers around its perimeter created such an enticing scene, I couldn’t resist reaching for my camera.
It fascinates me how a silhouette; a two-dimensional outline of a person or object, can suggest a story just as clearly as if you could see the scene in its entirety. Perhaps it makes our imagination work overtime, trying to fill in the details we cannot see. I would love to see your interpretation of this theme, so if you would like to join in, create your own post, title it Travel Theme: Silhouette and put a link to this page in your post so others can find it easily. Don’t forget to check back in next Friday for the next travel theme. I can’t wait to see what you come up with.