Thousands of People and Thousands of Artworks In New York City Part 3

Thousands of People and Thousands of Artworks In New York City Part 3

On Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Because of the COVID-19 epidemic, it was more than two years since we came to New York City.  NYC was an epic place for the deadly virus and took many lives.  Now we came to enjoy the place and people once again.  The COVID-19 virus is scaled down a great deal, and many more people have been vaccinated to prevent the virus.  However, some people who took the vaccine still get sick from the virus, but the sickness is not severe or deadly.  Some people were still wearing masks but many more did not.

We still see the mixture of people that makes us feel comfortable to be in NYC.  It is a melting pot, and in many ways a center for the diverse population of the world. 

We walked toward to the Chinatown area where are the rows of Chinese restaurants on every street.  Our stomachs were growling in anticipation of the taste of fried dumplings and sour soup. 

 Our destination was not a big restaurant.  We headed to the small lane, called Mosco Street.   In the middle of the lane is a very small takeout restaurant that specializes in fried dumplings and soup.  We bought fried dumpling and soup to go.

🙂THE DUMPLING LADY OF CHINATOWN 🙂

At the bottom of the lane, just a few minutes’ walk from the dumpling restaurant, is a small park, called Columbus Park Playground.  There is a basketball court next to the children’s playground.  There are some benches for parents or anyone to sit and rest, enjoying watching the little children play on the swings and slide.  We found a bench to sit, watching little ones having a good time playing while we consumed our delicious fried dumplings and soup.

We went to buy a pack of Melon cakes for John.  I chose a pack black bean cakes and we also bought some other items to take home. 

We walked back down to Mosco Street heading home, taking Path train to Newark, New Jersey.  As we looked up, we saw the New World Trade Center standing tall in the sky. 

We wanted to celebrate our trip to NYC, but we could not stop thinking about September 11, for the anniversary for twentieth year was coming soon.  We still remember the event that caused heart ache for so many people.  But following that dreadful day, an important thing happened in USA and around the world.  It became a unifying factor for solidarity among most of humanity.  Today however, it seems the opposite is taking place.  Especially in US politics, such as January 6 event in 2021 with the mobs ordered by Mr. Trump to attack the US Capital.

Please make every effort to encourage unity, compassion and understanding between people the world over.  With this we can find peace and happiness together as one human family.

Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Monday, September 19, 2022

For my page on Remembering 9/11, please visit the following link: http://ingpeaceproject.com/remembering-911/

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Thousands of People and Thousands of Artworks In New York City Part 2

Thousands of People and Thousands of Artworks In New York City Part 2

On Tuesday, August 30, 2022

John and I had not visited New York City for a couple years because of COVID-19.   We were eager to see once again the places we enjoyed walking about, seeing all kinds of people, mural artwork on the walls of buildings, and sculpture in parks and other places.  On Tuesday, August 30 this year (2022), we had to go to midtown in New York City to conduct some business.  We left our house about 8:00 AM, and walked to Newark Penn station to take the Path train to the World Trade Center.  We took subway north to midtown and finished our business about noon.  It was time for us to have our favorite lunch in China Town.  For this we took a downtown subway to Canal and Lafayette Street.  Here we were very glad to see murals on the sidewalks, tall buildings, and colorful graffiti on the walls of a parking lot.  One interesting artwork was a large sun flower crochet on the fence of a parking lot.  On Canal Street, we enjoyed viewing all kinds of merchandises being sold on sidewalks and in the shops.  From there we turned into a small lane heading to our favorite source for food and a place to rest.

Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Saturday, September 17, 2022

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Thousands of People and Thousands of Artworks In New York City Part 1

Thousands of People and Thousands of Artworks In New York City Part 1

On Tuesday, August 30, 2022

China Town, Canal Street and Lafayette Street

John and I had not visited New York City for a couple years because of COVID-19.   We were eager to see once again the places we enjoyed walking about, seeing all kinds of people, mural artwork on the walls of buildings, and sculpture in parks and other places.  On Tuesday, August 30 this year (2022), we had to go to midtown in New York City to conduct some business.  We left our house about 8:00 AM, and walked to Newark Penn station to take the Path train to the World Trade Center.  We took subway north to midtown and finished our business about noon.  It was time for us to have our favorite lunch in China Town.  For this we took a downtown subway to Canal and Lafayette Street.  Here we were very glad to see murals on the sidewalks, tall buildings, and colorful graffiti on the walls of a parking lot.  One interesting artwork was a large sun flower crochet on the fence of a parking lot.  On Canal Street, we enjoyed viewing all kinds of merchandises being sold on sidewalks and in the shops.  From there we turned into a small lane heading to our favorite source for food and a place to rest.

Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Tuesday, September 13, 2022

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Happy 4th Of July Everyone, Happy Juneteenth, Happy World, and Keep Peace in Your Heart

 

 🙂 Happy 4th Of July Everyone 🙂

🙂 Happy Juneteenth 🙂

🙂 Happy World 🙂

and

🙂 Keep Peace in Your Heart 🙂

 

Performance on the All Black Lives Matter Mural,

Halsey Street, Newark, New Jersey, USA, Sunday, July 5, 2020

  Photographs by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts  

 

 

 

Happy 4th Of July everyone

Happy Independence’s Day everyone

Happy Equality for All

Happy Juneteenth everyone

 

Be joyful to be an Immigrant on this special day

For we are all immigrants

We all come from somewhere else

Even native Americans

 

Who lived in America before humans?

Animals and plants coexist

 

Humans moved to America

Wars have taken place in America

Humans kill for power not just survival

 

But Peace prevails

Humans can and do coexist

People even mix for Peace and Love

 

We are all the same Human race

Togetherness, Kindness

And helping one another

Keeps us Alive

Why be greedy or selfish?

For we are born with nothing

And die with nothing

 

Keeping Peace in your Heart

Frees humanity to explore possibilities

With Happiness and Equality for all

 

Keep Peace in your Heart Always

 

Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Sunday, July 4, 2021

 

 On Sunday, April 4th, 2021 I sat under our rose tree in the garden with my work book and sketched some drawings.  The end result was a peace sign that I will use as one of my logos. It is a good opportunity, and the first time for me to launch my peace artwork on the 4th Of July.  By focusing on peace for the US and the world, came the message of, “KEEP PEACE IN YOUR HEART”, “LOVE” and “NATURE”. This concluded my wishes for myself and everyone on our planet.  

Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Sunday, July 4, 2021

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All Black Lives Matter Mural on Halsey Street, Newark, New Jerse

All Black Lives Matter Mural,

Halsey Street, Newark, New Jersey

Photographs by John Watts and Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

In the celebration of Juneteenth becoming a national holiday,“The day was recognized as a federal holiday on June 17, 2021, when President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law[7]  (Wikipedia)”,  I would like to congratulate the event by posting the, All Black Lives Matter, mural on Halsey Street, Newark, NJ.  The mural is located in front of Hahne & Company building.  It is in the same block as our building.  On Saturday, June 27, 2020, John and I step out of our building, seeing people working on the mural.  We both ran inside the house and took our equipment; John had his camera and I had my camcorder to record in video and photographs.  John was very clever; he went onto the flat roof of our building and was able to view and take photographs of the whole length of the mural.  I videoed and photographed the event on the street from the beginning to the end of the mural.  We enjoyed seeing the activity.  All types of people, Black, White, Brown and others joining together to accomplish the meaningful mural “All Black Lives Matter”.

 

For the occasion of the “All Black Lives Matter” mural, which was in the process of being made, I asked my husband, John Watts to display my two artworks of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Gandhi on our shop gate.  Both of these great leaders were practitioners of equal rights and non-violence which was the essence of the event. 

This is a lady who lives in one of the Hahne’s apartments.  Her living room is opposite our building, and she came down to view my artworks close up.

 

The mural was successfully achieved.  Everyone who participated was happy. The mural is the evidence of all humanity organizing and helping one another.  This expresses a need to accomplish the same goal as Equal Rights for all, recognizing that no person or race, should be abused or treated as less valued than others.  

John Watts and Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Wednesday, June 29, 2021

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Gandhi’s Ing Artwork Display in Public for the First Time in 2021 and Kai, 5-year-old Street Artist on Halsey Street, Newark, New Jersey, USA

Dr. King and Gandhi’s Ing Artwork Display in Public for the First Time in 2021 and Kai, 5-year-old Street Artist

On Halsey Street, Newark, New Jersey, USA

 Photographs by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts and Ing’s grandson Kai

My husband, John Watts is helping me put up two of my artworks.

Kai took these Photographs for Grandpa John & Grandma Ing.

Due to the pandemic of COVID-19, Kai has to wear a mask when he is outside of the house.  All concerned citizens all over the world should wear a mask when they are in public if they are concerned about catching COVID-19.  People who have the virus will not spread germs to the other people if they wear masks.

 The United States is very lucky to have Joe Biden as the new president in 2021.  He is concerned about the spread of the virus that will harm and kill more.  He believes in science, and vigorously worked to acquire and distribute the vaccine to all eligible citizens.  The result is a reduction of people getting COVID-19, and the reduction of people dying from the virus.  The previous president, Donald Trump, does not believe in science, and shows this by his example of not wearing a mask.  His followers, most of them Republicans, voted for him, support him, and follow his example, by condemning the use of masks, refusing to wear them, and not practicing social distancing. 

Mr. Trump had, and continues to have, rallies that pack people next to each other by the thousands. Most of the audience are not wearing masks, while, Mr. Trump, speaks at a podium that has a plexiglass screen to prevent the COVID-19 virus droplets reaching him.  Also Mr. Trump and his wife quietly received the COVID-19 vaccine without letting his followers know, and all his children also received the COVID-19 vaccine

By the end of Trump’s administration, over 500,000 (Five hundred thousand) people died as a result of his actions.  The most puzzling aspect of this is that about 70,000,000 (seventy million) people voted for Trump, most of them Republicans, for his second term.  Belief without reason can cause great harm to the believer and if seventy million people or more do so, this can cause the collapse of social order.  If Mr. Trump became the president in a second term, no one could foresee how many more US citizens would die.  The US economy could be far worse with many millions more unemployed, and a dramatic rise in the homeless population in the country. 

I wish to keep my writing as a record on my website for my grandchildren and other generations.  My intention is to make others aware that believing blindly in anything without reasoning and education can destroy all of us.

Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Sunday, April 18, 2021     

I wanted to see my grandson’s face so I asked him to pull his mask down.

Two of my artworks, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Gandhi, are posted on our shop gate for the public.  It is being posted for the first time this year, 2021.

We saw a fire truck passing by.

Kai the Street Artist:

The 5-Year-Old Street Artist on Thursday, March 25, 2021, Halsey Street, Newark, New Jersey, USA

Photographs by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

Kai was starting to do his drawing.  He searched for the color markers.  Then with confidence, he drew the line of the object that he had in mind.

Kai quickly drew his first character without any hesitation in a short period of time.

“Is it dinosaur, Kai?” I asked him.  He shook his head.  I asked, “Godzilla?”  Kai said “Yes”

“I will draw The Gigan monster.”  Kai said.

“The story of the monsters – it’s the mighty Godzilla movie”, Kai said.

Kai drew a snake monster between Godzilla and the Gigan monster.

Kai told me that he was drawing The Three Headed King Ghidorah, who is the ultimate nemesis of Godzilla.

While Kai was working on his drawing, this person was walking by and gave a nice comment to the young artist.  I appreciate his comment to encourage Kai and also, he keeps the side walk clean.  All people who do the sanitation work are important.  If the bathroom in the office building is filthy and smells bad, it will make the work place unpleasant.   We should have Sanitation Day to thanks the people who keep the places clean.

Kai drew the Mothra monster in the adult stage, then he drew the Mothra monster as a baby in the caterpillar stage.

Kai looked at grandma and said nothing.  I thought he might be a little tired.  I asked him if he would like a glass of milk, but he said no.

Kai colors the Rodan monster in red and Godzilla in green.

Halsey Street is quiet, the restaurant next door is still closed due to COVID-19.

“It’s very hot!”  Kai said.  “Take your jacket off.”, I recommended.

Kai said, “Grandma, look at these!”  He lifted off the patch that cover the fox eyes on his shirt and I said “Peek A Boo!” He was so proud of his foxy design shirt.

Then Kai went back to drawing the King Kong character on his artwork.

For a while Kai turned sideways.

Then he jumped out of his seat and ran up the steps.  He put up his hands and made some noise.  I asked him what kind of animal is that.  “Chicken!” Kai responded.

He ran back and forth in front of our shop, passed his artwork, to the entrance of the building next door.  He did this a couple times.

 Kai went back to his chair and looked at his artwork for a while, then he jumped up and ran again.  I guess he needed to regenerate some energy before he resumed his artwork. Or he is just a five-year-old kid that want to have some fun, most of the time.

Kai went back to color his artwork after he had his fun of running like a chicken.

The Three headed King Ghidorah is in yellow.  But Kai insisted it is gold.

“King Kong has to be brown”, Kai declared.

This young boy came with his mother.  He stopped to see Kai’s drawing.  Kai got out of his chair and let the boy sit as he gently asked the boy, “Would you like to draw?”  The boy said yes.  His mother told me that he is four years old.

I told Kai to get a mask for him.  The boy and his mother did not wear masks.  Then I went to get drawing paper for the boy.  His mother stood not very far from us talking on the phone to someone.  After finishing her phone call, she said that she is going to take her son for lunch at a restaurant nearby and she will bring him right back.

Kai waited for the boy to come back and do drawing with him.  But the boy and his mother never come back.  Kai went back to color his artwork and said “I wish he is coming back.  I like him.”  I felt sad for my grandson that the boy did not come back.  I guess that Kai was hoping for a new friend.

Kai said “I finished my artwork Grandma.”  I said to him “I like your drawing and your story.  You can show your artwork to your Mommy and Daddy.”  His Grandpa John also loves his artwork.

I asked Kai to pose with his artwork.  He felt good for his achievement.  I am glad that Kai enjoys doing artwork.  As his Grandma, it makes me very happy to see his happiness and playfulness.  We adults have to gently give encouragement to the youngsters in our family and all others as well.  Children today will replace us, and become adults tomorrow.  Loving and kindness to all can form a peaceful and harmonic family and society.

Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Sunday, April 18, 2021 

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Have A Happy Holiday Everyone, Adventure at the Water Lily Pond with Bodhi and Kai

Have A Happy Holiday Everyone

Adventure at the Water Lily Pond with Bodhi and Kai

By Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

Kai is a young lad of five years old who is so proud of himself as the Best Brother Ever!

After Kai and his little nine month – old brother, Bodhi, filled their stomachs with delicious food that grandma Ing fed them, they are going for a ride.  Bodhi is ready to be in his walker.   Kai gets his mini truck out, putting a robe around the back of his truck and tied it on the front of Bodhi’s walker.  Then he starts to drive Bodhi around the house.  Kai and his brother cannot go outside because of the COVID 19 pandemics trouble.

At the end of the trip, Kai stops at the area that Grandma Ing is putting one of her large artworks, “By the Water Lily Pond”, on the hallway wall.  Bodhi touches the face of the girl in the artwork.  He murmurs, a sound, like, “Mom ma, Mom ma”.    

Kai is interested in counting the number of butterflies in the artwork.

Then Kai turns to his grandma Ing and asks “How many Butterflies in your artwork, Grandma?”

Grandma Ing says “One big Swallowtail Butterfly in front of you, four small butterflies on your right-hand side and another big brown one above the girl’s head.

Grandma Ing continues, “One plus four, plus one, what is the total of number of butterflies?”

Kai cries out load “Grandma—–ma—–ma, It’s not time for learning.  It’s time for play.”

Then he opens his mouth wide and makes many funny faces.

Bodhi is really interested in the girl.  He keeps looking at her for a while.

Then he turns to grandma with a confused face as if to ask Grandma “Who is she?”.   He is too young to talk.  He only can make sounds like Ma – Ma or Da – Da.  The next word he probably says is Kai – Kai.

Bodhi shows his expression as though he wants to do something.

Then suddenly he appears next to the girl in the Water Lilly Pond with a Flower in his mouth.

Then he calls his brother “Kai, Kai come in the pond.”

Bodhi comes out of the pond and sits in front of the girl and watching her arrange the Water Lily Flowers.  Kai jumps into the pond and yells, “Bodhi, Bodhi, here I am in the pond.”

Bodhi moves closer to the girl and plays with and pats the cat, saying, “Hi Kitty cat, you are so cute.”

“Bodhi, Bodhi, I am up here!  There’s a big bee on the Water Lily Flower.  Bodhi!  Say hello to the Thai girl and boy.” 

“Lady!  Can I have one of your flowers?”  Bodhi Takes one of the Water Lily Flowers from the tray.

“Bodhi!  Look!  I have some of Water Lily Flowers for you.”  Kai gets a big bunch of Water Lily Flowers from the pond.  “I am going to give one each to Mommy, and Daddy.  How about we give two flowers to Papa?  I’ll give one to Nana, one to Pa, one to Grandma Ing and one to Grandpa John.  I think I have enough for everyone.” 

Bodhi tries to have a conversation with the girl.  “How are you lady?  I like sitting here.  The weather is very nice by the Pond.  Do you like it, Lady?” 

“Hay!  Bodhi!  Come in the water!  It’s fun to swim.  You can see fish, crabs, frogs and other fun things.”  Kai wants Bodhi to join him.

“Kai! I see the mother duck, and baby duck.  Do you see the parrot flying this way?  I love this Pond.  We can see all kind of animals.  They’re so beautiful.  I love them all.”  Bodhi is happy to be outside of the house in nature.

“Bodhi!  I am very close to the ducks.  The duckling is so cute.  Yes, I see the parrot flying my way.”  Kai is happy to be in the water.

“I love to play with these Flowers.   Kai! From here I see a lot of butterflies.  Hey Kai, look at the beautiful swallowtail Butterfly!”  Bodhi is very interested in the butterfly. 

Come on Bodhi!  Jump in the water!  You’ll like it.  I ‘ll teach you how to swim”.  Kai is having a very good time.  “Thank you, Brother Kai, but I love to sit up here seeing all the Water Lilies and animals around the pond.”  Bodhi smiles happily.

Grandma Ing has woken up from day dream and wishes that her two grandsons can go to the park or someplace outdoors rather than staying in the house all the time.  Hopefully, the vaccine for COVID 19 will help improve the situation, and prevent people from getting the virus. Then we can go out to enjoy nature and people can come together again.  Especially, in spring we love to celebrate the cherry blossoms and have lunch together with the family and friends at Branch brook park, in Newark, New Jersey, USA.

I produced “By the Water Lily Pond” in 1998.”

Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Thursday, December 24, 2020

Have A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year Bodhi, Kai, Mali, Jim, Nana, Pa, Papa and all the Aunties, Uncles and Cousins

Love, from Ing & John

Thursday, December 24, 2020

For more information and photos of cherry blossoms at Branch brook park, Newark, New Jersey, USA please visit the following links:

Cherry Blossoms at Branch Brook Park, Newark, New Jersey

Cherry Blossoms at Branch Brook Park, Newark, New Jersey

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Astronaut Kai visits Grandpa John and Grandma Ing’s garden

Astronaut Kai visits Grandpa John and Grandma Ing’s garden

Golden rod flowers and others flowers from our backyard garden during August and September, 2020, Downtown Newark, New Jersey, USA

Photographs by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

Astronaut Kai observes flowers in the garden.

He sees beautiful patterns of flowers casting on his orange astronaut uniform.

Astronaut Kai is hiding in the dark to witness the sun light shining on the trees creating beautiful designs on the wooden deck.  

The yellow golden rod flowers brighten the garden when the blooming season arrived.  The big and small insects enjoy the nectar of flowers.

Astronaut Kai loves to play hide and seek.

Astronaut Kai is admiring the purple butterfly bush flowers with the nice perfume aroma.

Astronaut Kai walks into the deep dark jungle and takes off with his rocket to search for the unknown of the universe as he disappears to far, far away planets.

Our Grandson Kai, just turned 5 years old yesterday on September. 21, 2020.  He came to visit us in his astronaut outfit.  He is so proud of his astronaut uniform. He wore it all day long, and took it off only when he went to sleep at night.  I enjoy seeing the little one having a good time playing as an astronaut.  It is a good relieve for me from the reality of political turmoil and the trouble from COVID –19 virus at this present time. 

Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Monday, October 5, 2020

 Due to COVID-19 social distancing we cannot see our grandson that often.  But we talk to our daughter and grandson Kai almost everyday from 6 pm for an hour or more via internet-FaceTime.  I teach Kai some spelling and math.  John reads some books or does drawing with Kai.  On this Sunday, August 30, 2020, Kai suggested that he wanted to draw The Life Cycle of a Butterfly.  His mother just orders a set of real-life butterfly eggs to let Kai observes the real life hatching of a caterpillar and the transform into cocoons and the becoming of a butterfly at the end of the life cycle.  John drew a caterpillar and a butterfly also.

John Watts’ Drawing

Kai’s drawing:  The Life Cycle of a Butterfly (black & white), Sunday, August 30, 2020

Kai’s drawing:  The Life Cycle of a Butterfly (colors), Sunday, August 30, 2020

 I told Kai that Ms. Fran, his Newark Museum teacher, wrote us a message on my website comments section, as follows:

Hi Kai & Ing,
I hope you and your family are well! What a lovely trip down memory lane to see these photos! Just a little more than a year ago. I hope we can visit sometime soon, when the museum opens up to the public. Till then, stay well and have FUN!”

Kai said that he misses Ms. Fran also, and he would like her to see his, “The Life Cycle of a Butterfly,” drawing.  He really enjoyed drawing to make his first little book and museum tour trip with Ms. Fran.  He said he would love to see her again when the museum is opened for the new classes.  

For more photos and information of Kai taking lessons with Ms. Fran Garrido at The Newark Museum please visit the following link:

Kai & Teacher, Ms. Fran Garrido in Creative Play at the Newark Museum, July 17, 2019

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Remembering Cherry Blossoms at Branch Brook Park, Newark, NJ on Earth Day of 2020

Cherry Blossoms at Branch Brook Park, Newark, New Jersey

Photographs by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

Cherry Blossoms at Branch Brook Park, Newark, New Jersey will give pleasure to a lot of people who have a chance to visit the park again this year, 2016 and the years to come.  We still remember the good times we had in the previous years and the Cherry Blossoms of 2011.

Cherry Blossoms at Branch Brook Park, Newark, New Jersey, USA

This year Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22, 2020 and  was Friday, April 22, 2011 but my “Earth day” is every day of my life.  I love nature, I am part of nature.  Here is some of nature that I enjoy, captured to share with all of us.  The photographs are the walking steps that I treasured and captured of the Cherry Blossoms at Branch Brook Park in Newark, New Jersey, USA in my memory and my camera.  I am not a photographer but I love to take pictures to record history as I go through my life. I enjoy the beautiful flowers of Cherry Blossom trees and I also enjoy the tall trees that are absent of leaves, having only the limbs of branches spread out just like our blood veins.  The gorgeous Cherry Blossoms will be so lonely without little children running around under the trees.  The parents took snapshots to keep forever with love.  Young couple with children and without children came out to enjoy the Cherry Blossoms.  Some young couples took pictures in different possess of his or her admirer.  The young girl who dresses in a pink kimono is posing for her young man to capture her moods and movements as if she is part of the Cherry Blossoms herself, announcing to her lover to come closer, as if to say, “I am a nature, I am beautiful, enjoy me and love me”, as the young man comes closer to snap the photos with a heart beating faster and faster with every step that he takes toward her.  One can make up all kind of love stories when we walk into Cherry Blossoms land.  Now please enjoy more than one thousand pictures that I have captured from the most beautiful Cherry Blossoms that Newark offers to everyone.  I captured these pictures on Saturday, Sunday and Friday, April 16, 17 and 22, 2011 and previous years.

Branch Brook Park is a county park of Essex County, New Jersey in the United States, located in the North Ward of Newark, between the neighborhoods of Forest Hill and Rose ville. At 360 acres (1.5 km²), Branch Brook Park is the largest public park in the city of Newark. The park is noted for having over 4,000 cherry blossom trees in more than fourteen different varieties,[1] collectively called Cherry blossom land, as well as its spectacular Cherry Blossom Festival each April.

Branch Brook Park is currently in the midst of $25 million, ten-year, restoration program. In 2004, the Park Avenue bridge was repaired, as were the ball fields in the center of the park. By 2010, there will be more than 5,000 cherry trees in the park due to a $650,000 grant from the Essex County Recreation and Open Space Trust Fund in 2006 and private donations.[2]

In memory of my mother, father, my mother-in-law, and father-in-law.

Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Wednesday, April 22, 2020

For more photographs and information please visit the following link:

Cherry Blossoms at Branch Brook Park, Newark, New Jersey

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