Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Trip to the big city - June 20, 2011...

As a young girl, I was taken to New York City probably twice a month by my aunts.  These were two career women who loved fashion, high heels, restaurants, and shopping and I guess I was their protege.  The city was definitely different then and, even though times have changed, many things about the city have not.  There are still crowds of people and these people are still animated, the pace is faster than fast, there is still an abundance and variety of eateries, and there are still high heels.
Don't forget to click on the photos to enlarge!
Never-ending movement, noise, conversation
A stop at Macy's Herald Square - 'Not Your Daughter's Jeans' and, at $128, not mine either.

The pedestrian mall - intense conversation during the lunch hour

Too many varieties to make an easy choice.

A musician and his accordian entertain the crowd at Bryant Park.
If you didn't see the signs, you might have thought you were in Paris.

A group enjoy an afternoon game of boccie. Chess and backgammon tables await nearby

As many times as I've seen these skyscrapers, I cannot help but look up everytime I visit

Could not pass up this V.P.L. sighting.

Hold it, hold it, hold it - got it!
A member of a Happy Tour snaps a photo of a friend.
Still don't know what that Happy Tour thing was all about.

A study in contrasts - One great shoe....the heel of course!
Please take all these pretzels so I can go home early!

At 18 feet high and 8 tons, Prometheus appears to float above the umbrellas
protecting the diners on the rink floor.

Fabulous slaw and pickles - on the house - at a favorite coffee shop
near Grand Central. A great ending to a great day.

My first attempt at street photography may not have been totally successful but it was certainly fun.  Hope you enjoy these sights and 'sounds' as much as I did.



  2. Love the photos especially the contrasting shoes. Looks like you enjoyed your city visit. Hopefully you can do this more often--you are really good at it.

  3. Thanks for the city tour, it was really fun.
    I admire those skyscrapers too but I like your "study in contrast" composition as well.


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