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The Sisyphus Stones

22 Oct

The bike trail follows the Hudson promenade around 75th Street….

The Hudson River bike trail is going all the way from Battery Park to Inwood Park for about 25 miles round trip. It starts in downtown where you may have to cross some streets but after that continues uninterrupted all the way till Inwood Park.

…and gets toward Harlem

The bike trail crossed from the downtown and midtown area through Harlem and further through Spanish Harlem, presenting a real cross section of the Manhattan population.

“The Sisyphus stones” is an immersive sculpture by the Bronx artist Uliks Gryka using the stones from the river’s shore

Close to George Washington Bridge, a local artist arranged the stones to stand as servants marching towards the large pylon of the bridge inspired by Dante’s “Divina Comedie”. “The Sisyphus stones” is an immersive sculpture by the Bronx artist Uliks Gryka, a 33 year old Albanian immigrant from the Bronx, using the stones from the river’s shore that are perched one on top of another, balanced without any kind of adhesive. Nature or humans may cause the stone to topple adding a dimension of impermanence to his work, beautifully described on a manifesto that is posted by the sculpture area.

The Little Red Lighthouse under GWB

On the return, several restaurants on the Hudson were more than inviting to take a break and bask in the sun in a beautiful Sunday afternoon.

Sunset over NJ

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