Well, things I like, like flowers in Union Square...
The stunning buildings of New York City...
playing with images (here a tintype app)...
and food, of course. Here splendid sweet things in Greenwich village.
Lots of reflections - literal and metaphorical.
Things in blogworld are changing and shifting. Though I like Blogger, other platforms seem to offer different things. I've been experimenting with Wordpress - the very first platform I started on in 2006.
I may well keep on posting here to keep in touch with people on my blogroll which I'm in the process of copying to Wordpress.
However, please visit me here. Random Imagesis pretty much what it says - the usual sort of jumble of things which catch my eye and delight me. So we'll see how it goes...
Frances of the splendid blog Cityviews/Countrydreams was the winner picked at random this morning. I'm sure she will be able to find something really lovely there. I got a silk scarf for myself. See it here.
The UNICEFmarket is a super resource for finding unusual gifts. I have a $50 gift code to send to a lucky reader who comments on my blog - so write soon and I'll pick someone at random and let you know by next weekend. I'll pick some in the US because UK readers might end up having to pay import duty whereas US ones don't!
Years ago I used to bike by the old World Trade Center quite often. I went up one of the old Twin towers in 1993 - the week before the very first small bombing.
Anyway, when my friend Daryl asked me to lunch at the new One World Trade Center, I was very excited having only seen the tower from a distance.
So subway to WTC
up the steps...
Lovely tower ahead.
Madly imposing desk and stringent security (both good.)
I look up in the lobby
am greeted by Daryl looking stunningly slim and chic - as ever.
We lunch in the elegant Conde Nast cafeteria
from which there are astounding views - see the reflecting pool below and The Statue of Liberty upper right.
So much building going on downtown. Cranes everywhere - all very exciting.
Ah, to be young and pale and red-headed - and for horrid brown walls to actually work.
In the lobby downstairs a vast abstract painting I love. Gosh, it's good to get out of the house once in a while and look about me.
Daryl has daily splendid photos of downtown and uptown world on Instagram. You can see them here DARYL10024