Bits of history adorn the entryways of various buildings throughout New York City. The horse head in this photo is at the gates in front of a townhouse on 21st Street in Manhattan.
Today I decided to venture further into Instagram land. I went on a bit of a photo walk this afternoon and posted a couple shot. Before, I had been hesitant to share (give away?) my pics to (Facebook) and the digital world. But since I started my blog 365 challenge, I have been feeling a bit more adventurous.
Here is the last of the two pics I made:
I made this photograph when I was flying to LaGuardia Airport. The plane was flying right above the Upper West Side of Manhattan. I was seated next to a starboard window and had a good view of the city below. We were flying the full length of the island, from The Battery to The Bronx. Seeing the city from that height fills me with childlike delight and wonder, as it always does when I get that opportunity. Each time I get the chance, I try to absorb all the details. The movement. The point of view. The ground illumination by streetlights, traffic lights, vehicle headlights and brake lights. City of lights. The evening light providing just enough illumination to see the buildings contained by avenues and roads and streets and lanes. It goes by so fast.
After having a final meal at Popover Cafe before it closes this Sunday Jan. 5, 2014, I had a craving for some other comfort food at Barney Greengrass which is right next door to Popover’s. It was a mid-afternoon lunch for two and it was delicious.
[Please note: The food photos have captions and little blurbs that can be read when viewing the shots in slide show “carousel” mode. If you are reading this on a small screen, be sure to scroll down a bit to read them.]