Today’s not-quite-bird’s-eye view takes us just far enough away to see how our fair city, even on the dreariest of days, can be an elegant backdrop for the glimpses of greenery that our great parks provide. There’s something incongruous about how vibrant and lush the trees are, set against the seemingly inhospitable streets and buildings of NYC. But it’s kind of like NYers in a way: brusque and businesslike, maybe even hard-edged at the surface, but infinitely and unexpectedly various once you pass through its gates.

(via The 20×200 Newsletter :  A Joe’s Eye View)