Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The Letter A


Cait O'Conn0r recently did a wonderful, rich and lovely post about the letter P. 

So here is an Alien up high in the Meatpacking District.

And the Ear, a bar on Spring Street, where alcohol is served.

This is a poster and an awful warning seen in the same place.

An abundance of architecture around here. A crane on 5th Avenue.


Walking back from the bar, we came upon this shop on Hudson Street.
Robert said he had an automobile just like this a long time ago.
We discover it isn't an ordinary toy shop but one for animals.

I like playing games.
Cait talked about both good and bad P words.
Herewith some good and bad A ones.

Bad
agony
abandon
anguish
anxiety and its cousin angst
ambition

Good
austere
affable
apples
animals
Arezzo
amaranth

ps. Let me know if you'd like me to choose a letter for you.

32 comments:

  1. I love it! It reminds me of being a kid.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Neat ... I was 'given' the letter R and must get to it ... I wonder where to start ...

    ReplyDelete
  3. very cool idea. i'm tempted to pick S for the obvious today but i will, instead, wait for the city to give me my letter.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I used to play letter games like this when I was a kid. Awesome Application of the letter A ;)

    ReplyDelete
  5. This was fun! I love your cosy local Ear bar.

    Oh, yes, please do give me a letter, too!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Cute idea, I love your city travels.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Great post! I love the idea.
    I'm gonna risk it and ask for a letter. Please!

    ReplyDelete
  8. love the photo of the Ear Bar! it's a fabulous little moment - what is the guy looking for?, a place to sit down, a friend, someone he doesn't want to bump into?......your letter A was fun - a letter please!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Awesome post as Always, my friend!

    I have a little Award for you at my blog... I'm sure you've probably gotten one Already. :-)

    (This is Addictive!!!)

    ReplyDelete
  10. if we didn't have Ambition we wouldn't get up off our Ass

    ReplyDelete
  11. I'm very fond of the word "ambivalence." Perhaps because I experience it so frequently? I would like to play your game . . . no ambivalence on that.

    (Was that bar really called the Ear? How clever of you to capture that man's glowing ear in your pic.)

    I liked the idea of a blue automobile for animals . . . and automobile it is; definitely not a car.

    ReplyDelete
  12. What a cosy bar and I love the toy shop

    ReplyDelete
  13. What fun! Yes, choose a letter of the alphabet for me! It's just the kind of game a first grade teacher would love.

    ReplyDelete
  14. An amazing and astonishing accomplishment!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Excellent post! I love your ovservations on the letter A

    ReplyDelete
  16. What a fun post, love that building and sky picture :D

    ReplyDelete
  17. Great picture of the man in the Ear.

    ReplyDelete
  18. oh, i didn't read carefully, yes please, elizabeth - assign a letter to me. takes the gueswork out of it...

    ReplyDelete
  19. Elizabeth, you and your photographs are a constant source of delight! I always look forward to a daily walk through New York with you. The wonder of it is that you see everything with the eye of a true artist. And there is always that ticklish element of humour as well! Love your "A" - bravo, bravo!

    Suprised, though, that you like the word 'austere'? Just don't associate you with any remotely sombre. Perhaps you like it as an adjective?

    ReplyDelete
  20. Suprised? Hehe..I mean 'surprised' - sorry!

    ReplyDelete
  21. hmmm....and i thought the second photo was going to be A for Adorable as in the guy in the down jacket. LOL

    ReplyDelete
  22. What a fun! I would love a letter please...

    ReplyDelete
  23. What a glorious alphabet game - the photographs make it so much more vivid and inspiring. Please chose a letter for me I would love to play along!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Wonderful post Elizabeth...ahhhh the writer in you!!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Hi Elizabeth!
    I would love you to choose me a letter if I am not too late! A great idea for generating ideas. I like the little alien the best.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Amiable dispatch and this enter helped me alot in my college assignement. Thanks you on your information.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Opulently I assent to but I contemplate the collection should have more info then it has.

    ReplyDelete

I look forward to hearing from you!