I admit it - I am one big ACHE. We walked MILES! I met my friend Cécile at 10:00 this morning at her hotel. En route to meet her, a glimpse of NY's Finest on horseback. I forget how many there are, but they are always a pleasure to see. He/she (who can tell?) doesn't look too happy about this jaywalker but I have never seen anybody get a ticket in NY for crossing in the middle of the street. (Or for honking - for which there is ostensibly a $300 fine.) And here -- the symmetry of a NY parking garage.
a little shop selling fabulous one-of-a-kind resin jewelry
we came across this woman, who was cheerfully doing a public service.
Little Italy, NoLita, Union Square and finally, we went gallery hopping in Chelsea. We saw an exhibit we loved by an artist called Amy Sillman and after that, everything looked like junk. Here are a couple of pieces we especially liked.
Afterwards, we walked up to Hell's Kitchen and had a lovely dinner in an Italian restaurant - Cécile walked me to the Port Authority and we each went our separate ways.
That's the short story -- I am leaving out a lot. It was a day of photo-taking, and getting the flavor of the neighborhoods, which Cécile noted changed drastically and often from block to block. Washington Square was serene - and a block away, traffic and people were noisy and busy. She called my attention to the jackhammer in Soho("dig we must for a better New York") to which I had hardly paid attention; and then to the fact that Mulberry St. in NoLita was so quiet because there was no traffic. Things I never thought about but will observe with new eyes next time.
I am putting my feet to bed: it was a glorious day!
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