Saturday, January 9, 2016


To my great delight, the other day I walked outside to discover

a work crew replacing the totally bashed in concrete surround of one of the three tree pits in front of our building - the tree pits I grow flowers in in the summer. This is thrilling in a very small way. 

At Chelsea Market, at Dickson's the real butcher, you can watch how meat is carved from animal carcasses. Just look at the amount of fat on the one on the left.  Not for the squeamish perhaps - but then the squeamish probably shouldn't be eating meat...just a thought!

And on to the High Line where absurd amounts of construction are going on. Here we gaze into the depths of what will be a foundation - a good 50ft below ground level.

Here we look over the backs of the trains that go in and out of Penn Station - The Empire State Building in the distance.

Lots and lots of men at work

and more men with hard hats hard at work.

I'm happy to say that I don't really work much, though one day a week I get up early and go out to look after my granddaughters.

I head home in the late afternoon...


  1. It is so nice to see all the people working and from what I can see reusing the old.
    But best of all you get to see your little ones once a week. I only see mine once or twice a year. Lovely interesting photos as always.

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

  2. the photo of the meat guys is Fabulous, I am sure Buster thinks that that might be his favorite also, It looks like a great subject for a painting!

    1. The shop is owned by his chum Olive's dad.....! and all the animal - before their demise live on proper farms ...

  3. It's taken a while for that crew to arrive to repair the gardenside curbs in front of your home, Elizabeth, but...what a great start for a New Year. I'm looking forward to hearing about what you might be thinking of planting when spring arrives.

    It was was fun to see all the pictures of the men at work in their various work outfits. I smiled to think of the old rhyme that "men might work from sun to sun, but women's work is never done."

    I admit to wishing that I had grandchildren to visit. xo

  4. Oh I haven't been on an Elizabeth-walk-about for what seems like ages! Fabulous! You show beautiful sights but I love the gutsy stuff too. Thanks Elizabeth!


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