I really did enjoy New York, even though it was total sensory overload. I think people are fascinating...their clothes, their faces, their SHOES. I decided on day 4 or 5 that I wanted to snap a few shots of shoes. So I did. I personally prefer the nighttime shots, as they have a bit more mystery to them. I also prefer them in color, as it tells more about the person wearing the shoes.
This is Ariel (L) and Paul (R). This was, for me, one of my favorite moments. We were on the edge of Central Park, resting from a long walk. I approached Ariel and asked for a photo of his horse, and he happily obliged. He was interested in my Polaroid camera, so we chatted for a minute, when Paul walked up and began to tease his friend about posing for pictures. Paul is from Ireland, and Ariel from Israel. Evidently they've been working together for roughly 25 years, and they seem to be great friends. I'm glad I got to meet them.
One World Trade Center from the street. We visited the 9/11 Museum on this day, but I didn't take any photos, inside or out. I highly recommend you visit the museum if you get the chance. It was a mixed bag of emotions, but I'm glad I went.
I took this shot from the observation deck on the top of Rockefeller Center. This was my favorite view, second only to the view of Central Park.
This was near Times Square, which was awe-inspiring in a slightly horrifying way. It was actually HOTTER in Times Square than anywhere else we walked, and the behavior of the crowd freaked me out. We did our best to avoid Times Square for the rest of the week. p.s. Did you know that there are naked (well, they have body-paint on) women walking around Times Square? They let tourists snap a photo with them, then ask for money. Fascinating. :(
St. Patrick's Cathedral was lovely, but much of the inside was under construction.
I took this shot when we were on the Circle Line Cruise, which was well worth the time and effort. We took the last cruise of the day, and the sunset was beautiful.
I'm not sure where this was taken. Upper west side? Chelsea? I have no idea.
We have 1995 Kenmore refrigerator with a refrigerator-top freezer. No ice maker! Our refrigerator is not a big one. With only two people and three cats living here, we really don't have any need for a big refrigerator.
Our entertain-a-mob days ended in December 1993, when my husband had brain surgery for acoustic neuroma. Up to that time, however, we threw the biggest July 4th bash in the area: food, beer, fine whiskey, moonshine, karaoke, horseshoes, and fireworks.
As you can see from these photos, our refrigerator and freezer are a jumbled mess, packed to the max most of the time. But, hey, who has time to put all this in proper order? We manage to find what we want -- most of the time before anything grows cooties.
As the photos show I love magnets -- especially patriotic ones! I even have two Rosie the Riveter magnets.