Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore

Returning to work today after two weeks of holiday bliss was not nearly as painful as I thought it would be. The most difficult thing was getting out of bed.

I love our new flannel sheets. And it's so hard leaving them on cold mornings.

I thought I’d share a few more photos of the trip I took to NYC just before Christmas.

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We don’t see many of these here at the manor house.

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Our table at The Smith, where we had lunch one day. I think this in Greenwich Village. I liked the water bottles and the retro s&p shakers.

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Nice-looking guy walking down the street. And I love that wrought iron work.

(and this is my son)

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Vintage Range Rover. A rare find!

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I remember just standing here and smelling the wonderful scent of these trees.

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Love the colors here.

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I’m wondering where 207 might be.

(update: there's a park across the street; it's why I was wonderin').

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Walking around in Alphabet City, which I kept calling ABC Village, stupid tourist that I am. My son told me that the streets are named A, B, C, and D and are the only avenues in Manhattan that have single letter names. It’s located within the East Village and the Lower East Side, so hopefully you can understand my confusion here.

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More confusion over at ABC Home & Carpet, where Margie and I found these lovely little glass bottles filled with magic stars. The little bottles like the one she’s holding were priced at $75. It astounds me that people would pay that much for something so frivolous.

But that’s just me.

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And finally, St. Patrick’s Cathedral at night. I can’t believe I almost walked right by it without going on. (Thanks, Margie).

Hope you enjoyed the photos today. Thanks for coming by, my friends . . .

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48 comments:

Melissa said...

Beautiful captures. Love how you see the world.
Hope you have a wonderful 2011!

Mary Lou said...

I loved your trip to NY!! Beautiful places I've never been.
PS, I'm finding inspiration.

mrs mediocrity said...

What a great trip, I felt like I was there. Thanks for the tour.

beth said...

my hubby drives a range rover and would fall over to have that vintage one in the garage, too.....

and your son is sooooo handsome !

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Oh wow. That cathedral is simply stunning. Did you take more pictures of it?

deb said...

These are great images...
I think a trip to NY is needed by me

Jeanne Walker said...

I was thinking, "Ummm, he is cute!" Oh no, it's your son!!!!! Well, he is cute!!!!

I love NYC...through your eyes! I don't know if I will ever go back (it's only been 42 years since I was there...did I say "42 years"?
Yikes!!!

At the local antique stores around here, you can find those bottles all day long. Betcha it would be cute to fill them with lil' hearts with red ribbon for Valentine's Day!!!

Glad you had a 'not so bad' day! May tomorrow be better! Hugs!!!

Chrissykat said...

Oh how I did so very much enjoy the photos! I love NYC & cannot wait to go back. The photo of your son walking down the sidewalk looks like an advertisment for outdoor wear. I want that vintage Range Rover so badly, I'm bursting! And hello?...$75 for a mini-glass bottle?...ummmm, not in a million years!!!!!!

Deb said...

brought back memories of when I went to NY...the cathedral is beautiful...you got some great photos...

BUSH BABE said...

Oh Lord... I want a list from you of What To Do In New York. Mother Nature is trying to stop me coming, but she has NO idea how detirmined I am!

Adore this series...
:-)
BB

fourwilkies said...

Great photos. Thanks for sharing. PS I bet 207 is across the street.

Country Girl said...

Ha! I was thinking that 207 was over there, too -- but it was a park. So I am thinking that there is no 207.

MaggieGem said...

Looks like you had a wonderful trip... the East Village looks like it's change quite a bit, your pictures are just lovely!

Oliag said...

How nice it is to see your son here...So handsome indeed!
Your photos are stunning as usual:) I love the shot inside the restaurant and the texture used...

Tess Kincaid said...

Wonderful images. My daughter lives in Manhattan now, so it was fun to see some of her neck of the woods.

texwisgirl said...

Glad you survived your first day back at work. Nice photos of NYC! :)

Von said...

Beautiful, you've shown me some of the reasons why I should have visited!

Laura~peach~ said...

love looking through your eyes... 75 cents for that bottle around here... ok maybe a dollar... and what a handsome fellow you captured :0) ok hes very handsome and :) love the pic too
WHEN i ever make it to NYC you and Daryl MPM and ann need to escort me please :)

Tina G said...

Beautiful photos! I'd love to visit New York in the winter time and go ice skating at Central park..and shop at FAO Schwartz for Christmas!

Snappy Di said...

Maybe 207 is across the street? Even on one side and odd on the other? Just a thought. Nice cathedral!

Di

Caroline said...

*cough* $75 for a vintage looking bottle that you could find in an antique store for $1? Well, that's NYC for you ;)

I love the photos...NYC is just the best place for photo walks!

Michelle said...

I love your winter header! Such beauty in photo and font....

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deborah said...

Your son is so handsome!
You must have had an excellent time while there - the photos tell the story!
I do want to visit NYC someday, so much to see. The Cathedral would be a must-see I think.

Karen said...

I love these images... great capture of a great city. That range rover is incredible!! The Cathedral is something, isn't it? I was a bit taken back by all the TV screens tho.

The frivilous bottles..lol.. you know what they say - There's an a** for every seat!

Karen said...

I spelled frivolous wrong - and did I do it AGAIN??...

Nurse Nancy said...

I love NYC all year long but it is the best during the holidays. Thanks for sharing.

Kerri said...

Wonderful captures Kate!

Wouldn't 207 be across the street? :) I think that shot is my fave .... the branches frame the numbers perfectly!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Luv the pictures.

I'd be scared to hold that bottle.

Daryl said...

Flying rats .. and #207 would be across the street as one side has even #s and the other odd ... and ahem I think I was the one to point out St Pat's ... just sayin' .. xo

Carolynn said...

I love Mark's Market, so inviting, but Whoa! The cathedral is truly awesome. Thanks for the tour.

I'm with you. Those little bottles had better be filled with the original Frankenscense and Mir, if they expect me to pay $75 for them.

TSannie said...

Isn't NYC just grand? Wonderful photo captures!

COUNTRY GAL said...

AWESOME photos and post. About the flannel sheets Girl I would die with them on our bed , I suffer from night sweats as it is lol menopause! what a thrill !!!!!
Have a great day !

Le'Ann Ruggles said...

Love your pics! Makes me want to visit New York even more. One day...

Alli said...

How stunning! I'm glad you walked into the cathedral too! New York looks beautiful, I think one of my "goals" for 2011 may be to travel more and New York and Charleston may be at the top of my list. Thanks for sharing!

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Mary said...

Really beautiful shots, Kate! I love the one of the buildings 206 & 208... and the cathedral is gorgeous. Can you believe I live an hour away and have never been inside?

Low Tide High Style said...

Beautiful shots as always Kate. I feel like I was along for the trip when you post pictures of your adventures! And why didn't we think to bottle magic stars and sell them for $75?!

Kat :)

Mental P Mama said...

Love these! And that son of yours looks alot like A to me....even though we only get to see his back;) Hope the day went well today, too.

Donna S. said...

Thanks for sharing the photos. Your son is very handsome!

Country Girl said...

I hope he's not upset that I posted it. I thought he never read this blog but after opening my Christmas present from him, I found out that he did. It was a beautiful little glass tea pot that's perfect for brewing rooibos tea. I just love him!

~ C.G.

Lili said...

About 20 years ago I visited ABC Carpet for the first time, nice to see some things never change. Oh, and you can find the '207' in Maine silly (teehee) xo ~Lili

Char said...

handsome son and wonderful shots - and how beautiful is st. patrick's? love that shot

ELK said...

Kate . I so needed a walk around NYC today..you really know how to show its beautiful side ..

forgetmenot said...

No, you definitely weren't in Kansas, but I am. Beautiful photos. Sorry about that "stink bug" incident. I heard there is a huge outbreak of them ( kind of taking the glory away from the bedbug crisis). Love to read and view your posts.

homegrown countrygirl said...

Fabulous Photos! What a great way to capture your journey... in snapshots of the moments like that. (Do you know what kind of magic those bottled stars do?)

Joy said...

On the high priced glass bottle... no, that is not just you. Me too. Besides, a semi-creative person could whip up a facsimile in a matter of moments for next to nothing.

Joy said...

The photos also made a bit sad... a long ago love used to live in NYC and I had plans to run away from home and live with him there. He's passed on and I think about what might have been.