Tuesday, November 25, 2014


One of the good things about the city - as against the suburbs - is that in the city one tends to walk more.
Because I have a dog I'm forced to walk somewhere four times a day which is very good for me.

So recent things seen include
 - the very last leaves on a tree on 21st  Street

 berries on 20th Street

last yellows of of  the climbing hydrangea on 20th Street too.

I can walk to Chelsea Market where the bakers at  Sarabeth's were extra busy yesterday,

 and later buy apples and cranberries at Union Square.

8th Avenue in the evening is utterly urban.

This last photo shows something I'm rather thankful for. They seem to have stopped adding stories to the building on the left - so we still get to see the Empire State Building. Now what on earth will happen when/if they they get planning permission to build on poor little one storey Rite Aid....?



  1. Wonderful photos.
    It does look like the city is getting ready for winter.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

    woofs to Buster
    cheers, parsnip

  2. I like your views of the city on your walks. And that you can see the Empire State Building. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day, Elizabeth.

  3. Oh Elizabeth, I do love this collection of wonderful New York City views. Even if I do have some doubts about the Las Vegas style lights that the classic Empire sports after dark these days, I still wouldn't want it have it covered up by some dull and boring building-come-lately.

    Fingers crossed.

    Can you imagine that I didn't even get outdoors yesterday...painting and blog updating indoors. I did take a break from tea cup painting this afternoon. Errands called to me ahead of what might be a very rainy Wednesday.


  4. Let's hope that your sensational view never gets built out Elizabeth, and I often thank the Gods that you need a dog to take you for a walk otherwise we wouldn't get to see some fabulous images of my favourite city! God love ya Buster for existing :)

  5. Thanks your dog to take you for walk..... so we can see your beautiful pictures !!! I like them !! Have a lovely day !

  6. Yes, dogs do keep us fit :)

    Happy Thanksgiving to you, too. I love that photo of the apples and cranberries.

  7. Joyful journies. Happy Thanksgiving. Miss that place.

  8. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Frances. I'd love to bump into you both in the Union Square market.Thank you for visiting!

  9. My favorite season is autumn, I love the colors of nature at this time. Your photos are very nice.
    By the way, I have a new blog, and some autumn pictures on it. If you have time, look at it here:

  10. Good things they stopped adding to that building, Elizabeth. Let's hope little Rite Aid will continue to live the live of a princess among prices down there!
    Trees and bushes sport the same bare-leaves look as they do here.
    It's also getting colder. There may be a snowflake or two in the Vienna Woods next week.
    Happy Thanksgiving,

    1. Please pardon my mistakes, missed the preview button.

  11. Poor Rite Aid! What is it by the way? Sounds like a charity shop but I'm not sure. Your view is wonderful, planning permission allowing. Wonderful shots as always. x

    1. Hi Em! Rite Aid is a 'drug store' - pharmacy and general sort of place - a bit like Woolworth's used to be!

  12. Just think, when I was atop of the Empire State in 1960 I would have seen where you now live. So glad you are still going to have your view. Our local park at top of street has dog walkers no matter what the weather.Leaves about the same stage here too. Heard that you have had some bad snow though. I'm going to catch up with you now Elizabeth as I am so behind owing to me computer ills. Getting there with essentials but still some way to go with other stuff. Hope you are well.

  13. I love walking in cities and your photos are so evocative. Looking forward to coming to New York again next year. It is a world which could not be more different from mine!

  14. Do email me before you come to New York!
    I'm a displaced English person who loves your part of the world.
    Also a friend of Frances Cityviews/country dreams


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