Monday, May 31, 2010

Yesterday

A visit to NYC...

(which felt kinda counterintuitive on Memorial Day Weekend, considering the horrendous traffic heading OUT of the city)

but I live at the beach

(lucky me, I know)

;-)

I saw Strawberry Fields, finally, and was reminded of my best friend growing up and her total adoration of all things John Lennon...

I wandered around The Ramble in Central Park looking for photographic opportunities and good birds...

and loving the fun edge-aberrations of MevetS' wide-angle lens.

I was prowling for stranger pics and found many...

NYC is especially good for that!

A happy bride on a beautiful day...

Somewhere along those wooded paths, by a bridge, we came upon a drumming group... but this one had singers!

My sense was that they were Cuban and this old guy...

;-)

He totally stole my heart and my imagination and reminded me, somehow, of a long-dead uncle who I wish had lived long enough to share his stories with me..

I very nearly got run over by a bus to take this shot on 42nd street...

NYC is madness!!

death by bus or yellow cab, I wondered, as my short life flashed before my eyes

It's Fleet Week and Steve forced me to talk to lots of handsome sailors...

;-)

Who insist they HAVE TO wear the uniform and don't do it just to pick up girls...

(Right.)

The real reason for this crazy goose-chase across NYC was Manhattanhendge, which we somehow missed...

??

At the end of the day, in Times Square, I felt very much like a country-bumpkin, out of my element, distracted with the bright lights and the madness of city life... and very glad for the little patch of sand waiting for me at home by the sea.

: )

4 comments:

Rabbits' Guy said...

When we go downtown Seattle now and then I wonder how can people actually live there? Then, after being there awhile I start to think - well, look at all you can do and see and be! Strange ...

Central Park - have you ever read about the making of Central Park? Amazing ... what vision some people had then.

robin andrea said...

I haven't been to New York in more than 20 years. It's so great to see these photos and be reminded. Love that pic of Strawberry Fields and those shots at dusk.

Susan Gets Native said...

I guess you will have to go back on the 12th to see the sunset thingy.
You crazy kids.

amarkonmywall said...

I loved reading this post. I wondered from the first word if you had encountered Fleet Week and then, there it was. I always find NYC interesting for about 3 days and then it is just too much commotion, traffic, DNA and noise. I start to feel gritty. But here, you've captured the very best of it. Love the stranger photos.