Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Captures from NYC

I have a few photos to share with you today, photos that I took while in NYC this past weekend. A trip to the Big City is pretty exciting, sort of stressful (if you’re driving), but usually always fun, and definitely interesting. The reason for my visit this time was to attend a farewell dinner for a good friend who is moving from Connecticut to Tennessee.

And it’s always nice to visit with my son while I’m there. I took a cab to his place downtown late Friday night and snapped a few photos from the open window.


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Lots of things caught my eye, like this dapper gentleman who looked like he was waiting for someone and passing the time by checking his phone.


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This is a very precise address.

It’s almost bizarre.



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I love wrought iron work, and my photograph didn’t do this image justice.

It was gorgeous with the light from the lobby.

The cab zoomed along, and I took a few more images but they turned out pretty blurry.




The next morning I cabbed it to Daryl’s apartment and she treated me to a mani/pedi at her favorite place, Polished on W 78th between Broadway and West End Ave. The woman next to me was having her toes done and her nails done at the same time.

It was very posh and I felt like a million bucks.

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Then we walked up to Ditch Plains, a restaurant on W 82nd at Columbus Ave., where we had planned on meeting my son for brunch.


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This was a fun restaurant with a very laid-back surfer dude kind of feel. I don’t know how else to explain it. Very family-friendly and I especially liked that they had special seating for parents with small children complete with little video screens at each table.

Ditch Plains, Upper West Side


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The food was excellent. Daryl and I each had yogurt blueberry pancakes with warm maple syrup and a side of thick-cut bacon.

I couldn’t even finish half of it.


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We strolled around on this very warm day and went into a few shops.

And snapped some photos.


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And I found more ironwork that caught my eye.



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I just think it’s beautiful.


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And then I handed my camera to Daryl and sat down on a bench with my son and she snapped this photo for me.


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And it’s my new favorite.

With my messy hair and all.

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Anonymous said...

I just love your iron work shots...superb. And those pancakes with bacon...OMG. Wonderful photo of you and your son!!!

Carolynn Anctil said...

What a great trip! I've never been to New York and fear I would be overwhelmed with the sheer magnitude of the place. I love, love, love the first photo. The colour, the composition, the story, everything.

It's so fun to see you with your son. A face to the person behind the lens. Lovely.

it's me said...

I am fond of ironwork, too--I love the iron work on the entrances. A nice collection of photos--captures the busy, eclectic feel of "the city".

Nice to see you with your son--

Chrissykat said...

Love New York. Love the iron. Love Daryl. Love the pic with your son. <3

The JR said...

You look so happy!

beth said...

i love your new favorite photo !! i also the iron photo where i can see your son and daryl walking ahead of you !!

and a mani and a pedi....what a luxury. i haven't had that done in years. every now and then i polish my toe nails and thank god i can still bend over, without much pain, to accomplish that.

Sabrina Steyling said...

All of your photos are beautiful! Wrought iron work is simply gorgeous, and you captured it so well! Love the photo of you and your son, very nice! :)

Hilary said...

Love black iron .....and the picture of you and your son is marvelous.

Sheila said...

Beautiful images of NYC, thanks so much for sharing them. Great pic of you and your son :)

Kerri Farley said...

Oh, they're all Super! The iron work is amazing! And I LOVE the shot of you and your son :)

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A New England Life said...

Just like you, your hair can't be tamed. LOL! You are almost a city girl, Kate!

While in NYC I often wondered what kind of lives some of the people had. Like the business men/women. Where do they live? Did they always live in the city? etc.

Merisi in Vienna said...

What a wonderful day in NYC!
Thank you for sharing it,

Unknown said...

You take some fantastic shots. I love the guy looking at his phone especially, its the colours in it I think. Love also all of the ironwork you have captured. Makes NYC look very tempting!

Daryl said...

Damn, I wish I had noticed the 'messy' hair! Love this photo of youse two .. and that dapper gentleman? He looks like a doorman! Maybe, maybe not. Did I tell you Toonman ate the other half of my pancakes and wondered why we didnt order just the one to share? Good question.

Gillian Olson said...

Looks like a great trip, so many interesting views. Thanks for taking us along. :)

Hilary said...

Your "messy" hair is just free and beautiful. That's a lovely photo of the two of you. The first image makes me want to photoshop a pocket watch in place of his cell phone. It seems to belong. Great snap!

GailO said...

That photo deserves to be your favorite! It is fantastic!

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mrs mediocrity said...

well, of course that has to be a new favorite!

love all the ironwork, too... it sounds like you had a great trip! glad to hear that you got pampered a little bit as well!

Karen thisoldhouse2.com said...

Oh Kate, what a lovely photo of you and your son... and can I borrow that necklace? :-)

You capture the beauty of the city so well... you have an eye for the details that make the city experience so rich...

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

I love the wrought iron too--it's art really!
Great photo of you and your son. I can't remember a photo of just me and my son since a little snapshot of me holding him when he was a baby. I need to do something about that!

Anonymous said...

Lovely pictures. New York always looks fascinating to me, probably because I'm such a country bumpkin! My sister spent her honeymoon there, they splashed out and stayed at the Waldorf!

CJ x

Flat Creek Farm said...

Beautiful photog, as always. And I just love this picture w/ your son!! I see you are headed out on vacation. Enjoy to the fullest! -Tammy

Reena said...

Love all the shots but especially that last one!

Lili said...

It's fun to see NYC through your eyes. You always do new and exciting things there. And I LOVE that pic of you and your son, that will look perfect all framed up! xo ~Lili