Wednesday walk Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza and Steem Basic Income Give away

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Wednesday walk Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza and Steem Basic Income Give away

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.

Try to limit yourself to a set distance or time from the starting location, say 5 Blocks, 5 Minutes walk or whatever and see what you can find in that short distance

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, but you may have a better chance of receiving a Steem Basic Income Share if you do.

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

I will try and visit, resteem and upvote all who take part in the Wednesday Walk, plus I will be sending @steembasicincomeshares to a selection of those who participate.

For this weeks post, I will share with you a visit to Dag Hammarskjold Plaza

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Dag Hammarskjold Plaza is a little park on east 47th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues.
The park is quite close to the United Nations compound, which is quite appropriate as he was the Second Secretary general for the United Nations, he sadly lost his life while serving the UN in an airplane crash in Congo.

This is taken in the center of the park, which is just a couple of blocks from my new office location so I will be regularly taken a stroll around a little loop which will take me through this park.
and in this first shot are most of the things I will feature other shots of in this post, the Market you can see in the distance, however, will have to wait for my Market Friday post this week for @dswigle.

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The park or Plaza as it is also sometimes called has quite a few fountains, including this one

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Another thing that you always see lot sof in this park are Pigeons, and they really love the fountains it seems.

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And you may have noticed int he first shot the Park has a lot of trees, this is a shot looking up one of them, they give a nice bit of shade while walking through or sitting on one of the many benches in the park, on a rela hot day that makes walking through this park more pleasant than walking on open streets in the sun.

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And my last photo for this post shows one of the lights in the Park, I like the old style feel of the lamps.

you may wonder what the Basket for is under the lamp, I was actually suprised to see them empty, often flowers are planted in these baskets, maybe they were holding off adding new ones with the heat wave that was going on when I took these shots.

Steem Basic Income give away

I mentioned in the guidelines that from this week I will be sponsoring a few who join the #wednesdaywalk challenge with shares on Steem Basic Income

What is Steem Basic Income you may ask well here is how they explain it

Steem Basic Income is a social experiment to bring a basic income to as many Steemians as possible. Members join by sponsoring others into the program. Steem Basic Income is delivered through providing regular upvotes to member content. so I have decided to randomly send some Steem to add shares for some of my followers so on the weekend I sponsored the following people
@steven-patrick, @redheadpei, @starjewel, @rossfletcher, @swedishdragon, @lyndsaybowes, @saffisara, @eaglespirit,

All people who joined in last weeks Wednesday walk, 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.


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Thanks off to check your walk now thanks for joining

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There is something so therapeutic about sitting by a babbling fountain enjoying the sounds of cooing pigeons mingled with the lull of crowds, makes one want to lean back on a park bench and just while away the afternoon.

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Ohh yes I generally hate pigeons in general, but when on a fountain like this the sounds come together so well

Your walk always beautiful...Gorgeous photoshoot with lovely colors; Absolutely amazing angle and great place for photos.
Beautiful work!

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Thanks I was quite happy how they came out since it was a fairly grey day

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you have extra photography eyes 🤪

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Its a hobby I love :)

It is really looks like interesting challenge. I'll try to participate in it!
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Cool would love to have you join :)

Beautiful bit of solace in the urban jungle :) The tree lined walkway and the fountains are so beautiful. Great photo of the trees and the skyscraper @tattoodjay!

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Thanks AMte, I must go and get shots of the Skyscaper as well it is quite interesting

Wow I just love this idea..and I love your pictures ... You know how to click pictures..so beautiful 🤩🙂🙂 I'm not promising anything , but I would really love to be a part of your challenge... 🤗🤗 Nice to meet you.

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Thanks photography is a hobby I love and it relaxes me, Anytime you can join the challenge would be great to see :)

Nice to meet you also

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Wow , so beautiful, I'm so taken aback by the beauty in those pictures 😍 hehe when I take pictures, firstly there is no angle ... There is no beauty like this you know...plus I don't have a camera...but I'm gonna give it a try..hehe 🙂🙂🤗🤗🤗

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Awesome post and beautiful photos Jay!! I love all the photos and would be impossible to choose just one favorite!! I do love the old style look of the street lamps also!! ❤ I'm going to try to get a post up today and will update with my link if I get it up in time! 😊

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Thanks for your visit it is a cool little park

If you’d an join this week, cool but if not there is always next week :)

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You're very welcome Jay and here is my post! Happy to join in this week! https://steemit.com/wednesdaywalk/@deerjay/a-quick-wednesday-walk-around-mom-s-house-16462e1ad83bcest

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Thanks Just visited your post :)

Nice work.

I learnt some history too about the name of the Park and the UN former employee.

Quite an amazing area to have your office.

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Thanks for your visit, thats one good thing about NYC there are little parks all over the city

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Quite a homely city.

I will add visiting it to my bucket list.

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:) Cheers

My 🚶 is here 😂

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Thanks off to check it out now :)

Amazing photos, the fountains are particularly stunning with the water captured in such a way - and the pigeons enjoying the refreshing mist!

I have mostly been walking around my coffee roaster this week - does that count ?

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Thanks :), with all the heat last week and rain this week, I havent bene walking around as much, but to answer your question I dont have rules just guidelines so it show any one chooses to interpret the challenge :)

I love seeing all the beauty of New York’s park/plaza. Resteemed. My link to #wednesdaywalk: https://steemit.com/wednesdaywalk/@redheadpei/wednesday-walk-elephant-plants-1f600cc27506e
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Good challenge plus gets people doing a little exercise, wish i could join on but can't walk very far.

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Thanks, and I Lovve seeing peoples walks, and Understand some can not go for walks for health reasons, if you ever want to join even a photo out the window is fine with me :)

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That i can do, ill give it a go later today :)

Great walk! Fabulous shots - especially the one with the pigeons and fountain! I photographed images of walks during the summer - thinking especially of this challenge! I hope to post one later on today!

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Thanks and welcome back :)

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You are welcome! I didn’t manage to finish the post I had in mind for yesterday’s #walkingwednesday, but I will have it all ready to go for next week!

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Cool I will look forward to it :)

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Hopefully will have it ready to go for tomorrow morning!

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Looking forward to seeing it

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can i say, im swedish?? woop woop stunning WOUNDERNOURMUS waaay swedish of you ;)
I so soo second the lamps!! me Luuurve Woohoo

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I do not see any reason why you cant say that LOL :)

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Lol awsome!! I am trying to be polite you know😉😂

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Never feel the need ot be polite with me its a word I seldom use or follow

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I do try to be polite... I neeeever said i managed to be it ;)

I remember reading a book about Dag Hammarskjöld after one of my visits to the UN. He was an incredible statesman. It looks like a lovely park!

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Ohh yes he was very popular, some have said he was one of the top 5 statesmen ever

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So sad that he died so young.

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Yes indeed, sadly over the years many Peacekeepers have died while serving for the UN, including some friends and colleagues of mine

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Imagine all the people living life in peace...

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I just there were more living in peace, but a lot has been achieved

This is a very inspired proposal, a very inspired challenge. It is very nice (and useful) to walk around. I think there will be many excellent posts in this challenge. I will participate with pleasure. Lovely place to ride a park. Always! The Dag Hammarskjold Plaza may be small but it's great. Wonderfully exemplified and shown by your photos.

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Yes it is a nice little Park I am happy to be pretty close to it and walk through it at least once most work days now

thanks for your visit

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It was my pleasure to see your parc and the beautiful photos.

This was a great walk the place is very beautiful, that fountain with pigeons I love
https://steemit.com/wednesdaywalk/@denissemata/wednesday-walk-we-need-more-flowers-154f0a8e89839

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Thanks I love this little park

Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. I'll try to participate in the walk next Wednesday.

I think he is the first Secretary General that I remember. I'm glad that there is a plaza in his honor.

Thanks for all you do for the community AND the terrific photos,

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Thanks and would love to have you join when you can, I think he was the second Secretary-General of the UN, a Norwegian Trygve Lie was the first

This is really fun! Loved your pics!

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Thanks :)

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A great challenge! I will definitely try it next week :))

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Cool look forward to you joining ;)

Such a beautiful plaza! I don't know what I love the most, the beautiful fountain features or the walkway with the canopy of trees above. It is all just so gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing this, you must have had a very enjoyable walk there today.

I got to share some pictures of the river nearby my new place. I am quite enjoying being out in it all. Here is the link to my post for today's #wednesdaywalk

Jenny's River post

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I love your new area, it is so beautiful, I walk through this park just about every day now I love it :)

A nice looking park for being downtown and surrounded, looks like the tree has been there for a few years, and the pigeons look like they are enjoying that fountain.

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Thats its a lovely little park I take a walk through it most days now that my office is near to it

Beautiful shots! I loved the one with pigeons on the fountain the most! Here's my post on Wednesday Walk.

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Thanks off to check out your post now :)

I love the concept of this challenge. I will definitely join it as soon as possible. Very nice impression of your walk!

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Thanks I love seeing walks from all around the world, IF you can post your walks on a Wednesday works well for me but I am flexible :)

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I love going on walks. Will join in. Great photo of the fountain.

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Look forward to seeing you join in the future :)

Nice initiative, will give it a try for next wednesday :)

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Cool will look forward to seeing your walk next week :)