Tuesday, September 29, 2015

What's Been Going On...

Quite a lot -  since I have been neglecting this blog... anyway

Pope Francis came to New York and made a lot of people very happy.

They lined up for the mass at Madison Square Garden and the line went on for miles and miles. Though I am not a Roman Catholic, I admire Francis' message of love for to the poor and needy and dispossessed. 

More lovely effects of light.

This morning on 24th Street....extra urban.

A truck on 23rd Street...

Hooray -  at last the sunflower I planted outside the building decided to flower in almost-October.

I bought a little white pumpkin at Union Square

and admired dahlias  at the little Saturday market on 23rd Street.

Last Saturday was the flea market behind London Terrace.  Of course I wandered through it even though I don't really like old stuff.

I don't need the singers  - (see the notice over the shoulder of the chap on the left)

or Ms Supercilious either.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Tour Guide Mode

I never really explore the city except when we have guests -

So this week I headed north on The High Line for the first time this year and was astounded at the amount of construction going on in the upper 20's and 30's. So much activity - so much glass. This was about 8 in the morning on a very hot day.

I felt like Walt Whitman admiring the energy of the city and thought how many people must have good jobs doing the construction.

Roger is rather a keen walker and strode ahead in his Panama hat.

We stopped on the southern part for coffee in Chelsea Market before all the tourists arrived.

Rather a lot of yellow lately...

Having visitors means going out for swanky drinks at The Campbell Apartment at Grand Central Station...

Then a very good burger at the Shake Shack which I've known about for years but never actually got to. And yes - it was delicious.

Returning to my normal lovely dull life, I discover it's dahlia season at Union Square.