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.


  1. I can vouch for the fact that you are a very good tour guide!!

  2. Let me second Weaver's accolade!

    Elizabeth, it's amazing how the High Line has brought property developers to the far west side of NYC. I also understand that many galleries in the area are now closing, as their landlords have put up rents as ten-year leases expire. Ah...the city life, eh?

    I did buy some of those large pink dahlias, and have managed to keep them going for three days...long enough to admire them, and also do a little sketching the those beauties.

    See you soon. xo

  3. Oh thank you! I loved this tour! You are the very best!

    1. So when are you coming to take the free tour in person?

  4. I can't imagine your life to be very dull!!! LOL!!! How wonderful that your guests have you to tour the city with!! My husband no longer works in Manhattan so I won't be getting any more surprise flowers from Union Square. : ( It was so nice to see my surprise DD coffee and flowers when I woke up in the morning!! At least I still get the surprise coffee on occasion!! : ) Have a beautiful weekend!! xoxo

    ~ Wendy

  5. I always love your vignettes of NYC, tour guide or 'boring'.

  6. Dearest Elizabeth,
    what a pleasure to walk along with you! Love how you frame and capture what meets your eye. Simply a joy to behold. Thank you!
    Warm hugs,

  7. Good morning dear Elizabeth!
    I wish I could explore New Yourk City with you! Would really a great pleasure.
    Love your beautiful photos as always and the dahlias are really gorgeous!
    Lots of hugs and Love!

  8. I love the way you almost always end up with a lovely bouquet of flowers.

  9. What great photos and how lucky we were to have your company on another walk on the high line! I also love the phrase about your normal, lovely dull life.

  10. What a lovely day.... I'll take the 3 olive marini thanks!!x

  11. Always the way, we saw more of London than any other time when we had guests when living in Hampstead.


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