Today’s Wandering Wednesday has photos from my walk north on Broadway from Barclay Street in the Financial District to Times Square, walking south on Broadway to Battery Park, City Hall Park, Bryant Park, and walking north on 10th Avenue from 14th Street.
A while ago, I completed my NYU messenger run, and what a gorgeous week it turned out to be. Sure there were some overcast days, but the days were warm (it’s all relative) and the sun made an appearance ever so often. I decided to do a “Day In the Life Of…” photo diary while on the job (shhh) so you could get a sense of what I experienced each day 🙂
Any and all mail was placed in one of these envelopes. For ____ eyes only 🙂
Each day had me going through Grand Central 4 times a day! Way too many tourists in the morning, tons of commuters in the evening.
City Hall subway stop.
See that building I’m pointing to? It’s the Woolworth Building, stop one on the route.
This was a pretty weird promotion stunt by a restaurant next door to Woolworth. I had to take a picture with a giant “eyeball”
Walking through City Hall Park the weather was all over the place on the last day, from drizzle…
To nice and humid.
Each day I was tempted by the Waffels and Dinges food truck, but I persevered and didn’t give in to the delicious treats.
Since the route took me from Union Square to the West Side, passing Strand Bookstore was a given.
Sky view on East 12th Street.
A Triangle Shirtwaist Factory memorial outside the building which now houses the College of Arts and Sciences
A view of the “Matrix” art work in the Bobst library
Best part of the day was being able to take amazing shots of the city as I walked from place to place…
Walking through Washington Square Park on the way to 5th Avenue…
Another shot of Washington Square…
Of course I had to take a picture under the arch (actually surprised this was the first time I took a photo at this angle)
Where on earth have I been? Taking a mini-break from the blog that’s where! I admit I fell off the blog-o-sphere for two weeks there, but with good reason. Sometimes I just need to stop recording everything that’s happening to me and instead fully experience what’s happening to me. This has been a spectacularly busy month for me, and there are still two days to go! This week’s Wandering Wednesday features pictures from my walk up 6th Avenue from Herald Square to Bryant Park, photos taken in the Financial District, and a few shots from my trip to Philadelphia. Hope you enjoy!
I had a TON of fun this weekend, celebrating with friends and family alike. Cynthia’s last hurrah in town was Friday, before flying back to St. Thomas, taking in a Broadway show Saturday afternoon, and celebrating my cousin Lauren’s 25th birthday Saturday night. Good times, slightly exhausting, but fun nonetheless. We’re only young once, right? Enjoy the photo diary below, to get a feel for my weekend.
Strike a pose
Grey Gardens was playing and I think inspired this pose.
Wednesday definitely got away from me yesterday friends, and I have some great photos to post. So since it’s my blog and I make the rules, just this once, I’m posting “Wandering Wednesday” on a THURSDAY!
bum, bum, bum!!!
So this week’s photos feature the amazing mural on the front of the Century 21 department store across from the World Trade Center, 1 WTC, the Paris Cinema, Hamilton Heights and Time Square.
The weekend after a show has closed always feels a little empty. There’s no rush to get on the subway to make your call time. No more gold eyeliner and purple eyeshadow. No warmup circle to check in with each other before the show. Goodbye to final costume and prop check before the stage manager gives the curtain speech. Au revoir to two hours of rip-roaring Billy Shakespeare-composed fun, and sayonara to post-show drinks and dinner with my cast members.
“Midsummer”, took out a sizable chunk in my social calendar for three months, so yeah it kind of stunk to realize I did not HAVE to be downtown at First Street Green Cultural Park for three more performances this weekend. But hey! That’s why I’m in this business. To create short term families with people who want to achieve the same things that I do. To tell a magical story to a new audience each night, reaching for each laugh and uncomfortable glare (trust me, those were good for this show.) As with most productions, there were ups and downs, dramatic entrances and exits over the course of the rehearsal period, unhappiness and discourse amongst actors and directors alike, but in the end we were able to ball up all of that energy and focus into a pretty solid show. This short photo diary below encompasses the last month of rehearsal, performance stills and cast bonding post performance. Enjoy and viva la theatra!