Saturday, December 6, 2008

Rounded Shapes, Alas, and Evening Sights


A week of afternoon excursions. Here the waitress at Tea and Sympathy on Greenwich Avenue.
Sarah Laurence and I order tea and scones with cream. Yum.
We talk about books. 
Go to her site to see details of the Blogger Book Boost which seems a splendid idea.
All those long dark evenings to be filled with vicarious adventures.........



Here a chair in Tea and Sympathy -- a symphony in brown and sort of round. 

Here another symphony in brown. The pumpkin pie at City Bakery on 18th Street. More round shapes. I have a shot of hot chocolate -- the server thinks a whole cup would be too much
Even I have to agree.

To atone for my disgusting greed, I walk home both evenings.
The advantage of rain is that it reflects things.
Here 23rd Street opposite the Chelsea Hotel.

It might be quicker to bike.
Or hitch a ride on a truck on 8th Avenue.

24 comments:

  1. Elizabeth - through your eyes we get such a different New York to the one we are used to seeing on UK television - it all looks so calm, peaceful and safe.

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  2. Weaver: Yes, if you look at UK TV you would imagine you would get shot any moment in NY.
    In fact, it is very peaceful. I wander about and used to take the dog out late at night.
    It's possible to have a very dullsafe life here -and enjoy it!

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  3. Wonderful as always, Elizabeth!

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  4. I'm in love with the reflection, bike shot! Well done!

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  5. This post has really made me homesick for the City! My husband and I used to live on 26th between 7th & 8th, right next next to Martha's studio. On Hugo's fourth day of life we were moved upstate full time to our house. I love it here but sometimes I can feel a hunger and hear the busy streets and pretty windows calling my name. They say, "Alissa, oh Alissa... Where have you been?"

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  6. I see you b ought some books Elizabeth and the coloured reflections are magnificant.

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  7. Very nice outing with you. Most enjoyable - I echo the observations that it looks so real, homey, unlike how we see NY in the media. thanks for your perspective- the real deal. Nice photos!

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  8. Elizabeth, wonderful to see this city through your eyes...one of my favorite shots is the chair and your bag!

    x..x
    s

    p.s.
    word verification: ovellani....doesn't that sound like it should be some wonderful holiday drink??

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  9. I love these walks through the city - fav pics are the pie on real plate with plastic fork and then the solo bike with the Chelse behind it....

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  10. I love seeing your city Elizabeth :)

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  11. That's not being greedy, Elizabeth - that's just to give your blood sugar a boost. Great photos.

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  12. You get to meet the nicest people, Elizabeth! I am totally envious of your bookish tea.

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  13. I have to make my way over to Tea and Sympathy. I have heard such rave reviews. Who doesn't love some tea?

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  14. Oh, I love the idea of a shot of hot chocolate! I have to ask the folks at Demel's if they wouldn't take it up, otherwise I will never again be able to enjoy their splendid concoction (I have tasted it, they offered me an expresso cup full, which seems the perfect size). A whole cup is simply too rich, their HC is nothing but melted chocolate goodness.

    Love the image of the forelorn bike, the chair with the bag, well, every picture, actually! :-)

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  15. Howdy Elizabeth.
    Thanks for tagging me along on your excursion to Tea and Sympathy. I can pretend now can't I? One year I ate nothing but scones for lunch. You see? I'm on board here.

    Thank you also for the introduction to Sarah Laurence. She seems like a talented artist~writer and lovely person. Blogland is SO GREAT!

    Hugs from afar!
    xox
    Constance

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  16. WOW, wonderful walk in the city and geat stops as well! Rainy evenings in New York...I was transported!

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  17. Awesome photos as usual. Tea and Sympathy looks really nice.

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  18. What a friendly waitress! I must ask my NY friend Margaret if she frequents 'Tea and Sympathy'.

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  19. Just a shot of hot chocolate? I didn't even know it was possible to order!

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  20. Elizabeth, it was a pleasure meeting you for tea! I enjoyed your shadow shots above too.

    Willow, I wish you could have come too. Tea and Sympathy would have been just your cup of tea.

    Hi Constance, thanks for stopping by and your nice comments.

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  21. I especially like that lonely bicycle, waiting faithfully for its owner.

    A "shot" of hot chocolate sounds just right!

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  22. I am putting your bike photo on my desktop. I must have that lovely thing to look at as I trudge through my day at the office.

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