Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sunset Sunday - Flushing Meadows

flushing meadows sunset
September 2014 - Flushing Meadows, New York

Ended a fun first time at the US Open by climbing to the top of Louis Armstrong Stadium and catching the sun against the distant Manhattan skyline.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Top of the Rock

Top of the Rock at sunset was cliche, crowded, beautiful and just perfect. Yes, the price of admission could buy you about 5 platters of chicken & rice, but please just do it. To get the full magic of being up there, come about an hour before sunset and stay for two. Alternate back and forth between the Central Park and Empire State Building views, trying in vain to determine which side is better. Take lots of pictures and laugh at how terrible flash makes you look.
nyc top of the rock
nyc top of the rock manhattan
nyc top of the rock central park
nyc top of the rock empire state buildling
nyc top of the rock hudson sunset
nyc top of the rock night evening

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Sunset Sunday - Ghana

ghana plain road sunset
February 2012 - Ghana

I wish I could saying something deep and descriptive about this picture, but really we had been stuck on a bus for nine hours and this was the view after I woke up from my nap.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Dean & Deluca

dean deluca soho nyc groceries
dean deluca soho nyc
dean deluca soho nyc cookies
dean deluca soho nyc pastries
dean deluca soho nyc flowers
dean deluca soho nyc
dean deluca soho nyc  chocolate
dean deluca soho nyc candies
dean deluca soho nyc pastries
It isn't a trip to Soho without a stop at the flagship Dean & Deluca store! This place will definitely bust a budget, but my favorite discovery are the giant cookies (7th picture). Four words. TRIPLE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE. $2.50 for a chocolate cookie the size of your face studded with white, milk, and dark chocolate pieces. YES PLEASE. 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sunset Sunday: Flushing Meadows

flushing meadows subway cars yard sunset
September 2014 - Flushing Meadows, New York

A late summer sunset juxtaposed against an industrial yard of subway cars. I dig it.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Hudson Stroll

Here are some snaps from a fun evening with my friend Jamie, that we now affectionately refer to as 'the disaster date'. Our main plan, to visit Top of the Rock, plus our five back up plans all did not work out. Dejected, we just ended up walking along the Hudson, which wasn't too bad of a consolation prize. 
hudson river park evening pier
hudson river park evening pier

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

DC Cruisin'

A few pictures from a Potomac River cruise back in July. It was too bright to take good pictures, but I wanted to post these anyway because they remind me of a wonderful weekend catching up with college friends. Now that we're adults scattered around with jobs and other fun responsibilities, it makes the small bits of time we get together very special. Man, I miss them a lot. Time for another trip down to Nova?