the stars are artificial here
The air is tinged with the fragrance of burnt pretzels and street meat
No grass to sink your toes into here
Just the climate controlled cement and concrete
Look to your left and you see “modernity”
Large glass windows, steel beams, posters advertising the latest blockbuster or reality tv show
On the other you see a more “classic” aesthetic
Brick and plaster, gargoyles and frescoes
Elaborate floral arrangements
Uniformed doormen at arched doorways welcoming patrons into a lush carpeted and exquisitely decorated lobby
A land of opposites
couples look longingly into one another’s eyes
Trying to touch every inch of the other
Consumed with lust and affection
Other couples, heavy with drink holding court with one another in the middle of the street
Pushing and shoving with all their might
Arguing about matters that won’t hold sway in the morning
Stickiness envelops us all
The breeze a sweet relief as I pass by each vignette
This week’s Wandering Wednesday features photos of sunsets, friends, and of course city architecture. Starting back with my look up series! Stay tuned for a new page featuring some of my favorites later this month.
PS- Thanks goes out to Kendra for willingly going along with the “photo shoot.”
PPS- So happy to see Emily, after almost 4 years, in Queens a few weeks ago.
Sunset on 42nd street.
I live here…
Empire State Building
Another view of the city from the East River.
Spending time with Emily at Shakespeare in A Park
Manhattan skyline from Queens at sunset.
One more shot from the park in Queens.
Got to see Misty Copeland debut as Juliet with ABT at the Metropolitan Opera House with Alicia.
My model for the day while wandering in SoHo. Thanks Kendra!
Cheesin’ in SoHo.
“What if i fall? Oh, but what if you fly?”
Model posing on the street.
Street art in SoHo.
Look up: Columbus Circle subway station.
Look up: The clouds just swim along the surface of the windows at the Time Warner Building.
It’s pretty short and sweet this week for Wandering Wednesday. Hard to believe that tomorrow marks my last day on the messenger route for awhile, but at least I’ll get to wander to some old and new places again. Most of these were actually taken on Friday after work, when the weather was pretty pleasant and I decided to walk from 42nd street over to Magnolia Baker on 68th and Columbus.
This week’s Wandering Wednesday features photos mostly from 6th Avenue in Manhattan (between West 8th Street and 23rd), but a few sprinkles of 5th avenue views of the Empire State Building and skyline as well.
This week’s Wandering Wednesday covers the messenger route and work commute: City Hall, Washington Square Park, the Flatiron District and Convent Avenue in Harlem. Now that the March thaw has begun (fingers crossed), and my gloves are about to get the heave-ho I’ll be able to start wandering out of my comfort zone in the weeks ahead. Until then, hope you enjoy these shots!