26.9.08



I've been to New York!


On our very first day we spied a friend in the crowd, cool.

Well, you know where this is! Time square, visually and olfactorily arresting.


What a place!

I had a great time, I barely complained at all about having to schlep child and stroller around this fabulous city. We were so giddy we even found the cab rides thrilling; as exciting as a dodgy fairground ride and just a wee bit more dangerous.

Carousel - Central Park

We did many of the touristy things with plenty of park time thrown in for kid and parent relief.


Central Park

For you North Americans I'm sure all of this is not so interesting, you've no doubt been to New York a bunch of times, but for me, all the way from little old New Zealand, it was mesmerizing. Please excuse these photos, they are, I think, primarily for my mother's benefit.



Museum of Modern Art


Lovely hidden courtyard in Greenwich village


Brooklyn Bridge


I hope I find my way back here one day. It was truly lovely.


Manhattan skyline


13 comments:

gnomeangel said...

New York, New York, What a wonderful town.

Thanks for sharing the photos! I look forward to one day getting my pokey lil Aussie butt to NY. *sigh*

I posted at your prints over on my blog today. I hope you don't mind. I also posted a customer appreciation photo as part of my etsy feedback. Sorry it took so long.

Have a great holiday!

mayaluna said...

So glad you had a good time. No matter how many times you go, it's still exciting! Nothing else is like NYC, and looks like you did it just right! So glad you shared your photos...

sol y sombra creations said...

really great shots that capture many moods of NYC...I am lucky that I get to visit my brother in Brookly quite a bit, so I never lose the city completely now that I am a country girl again. glad you had such a nice time!

Victoria Bennett Beyer said...

So not all of us have made it to New York, despite living on the same continent. It was fun to see your pix. It looks like you may have found some new chair inspiration for your rooster at the museum?

sol y sombra creations said...

Hi!
I love to know about techniques as well...some work is such a mystery to me...
I draw and "paint" on ceramic tile...so first I draw my image, then I go over it with wax resist...then I glaze it with clay glazes, then I fire in a kiln and voila! finito.
I have been trying to get up my confidence with just ink and paint..so you will start seeing some of those posted as well.
have a lovely day
xo
strawberry

raining sheep said...

I am off to New York in an hour. I can't wait, I am so excited even if its work, I just can't wait, yahoo, I am going to SOHO, I can't wait...have I said that too often! I am sure you can tell I am stoked! And your pictures just make me even more excited.

Hi. I'm Tara. said...

I SO miss NY. Thanks for sharing these pics. It really is a lovely place.

Lysa said...

Great Pics!
I'm a western states North American, so I have not been to NYC. One day....

amber said...

i live here, and i still look out the window and go HOLY CRAP! I LOVE THIS TOWN!

charley star said...

i am north american, and have been to new york a zillion times, and lived there for four years... but somehow i saw it anew through your eyes! :) thanks for sharing.

littlebird said...

yay looks like you had a great time, and took some wonderful pictures, i'm not sure if anyone ever gets tired of New York it is so full of life!

XaManZ¨ said...

HI :)
I really love NY! Nice blog ;)

Megan said...

I just stumbled upon your blog. This North American never tires of NYC...I lived there for a lot of years, and your photos made me smile and miss the city ever so much. Thanks!