Friday, March 20, 2009

Wanderings in NYC pt 2

From the library I walked down 47th St a few blocks to take a peek at Grand Central Station then I walked down 5th Ave to 59th St which is where Central Park begins. It was getting late in the day and since I was alone and walking I opted to save Central Park for another day.

the front of Grand Central Station

collection of flags in front of Grand Central

same grouping of flags just vertical

the Chrysler Building

Rockefeller Center
St. Patrick's Cathedral
there was some restoration going on
on the front so it was hard to get a good picture

I wanted to go to F.A.O Schwartz but I got there
just a little bit too late, so I settled for taking a picture
of an extra larged sized teddy through the window.
How much would you be willing to spend on this adorable little bear??

can you read the tag? it's $99.00, yup a hundred bucks
for a silly little bear
the Plaza Hotel
since the toy store was closed and I was tired I sat down for a little while and called Mom to talk to her not realizing at all that I was sitting across the street from the Plaza Hotel. Absentmindedly I snapped a few pictures not knowing what I was photographing. When I got home I was looking through my guidebooks and it hit me, I could have smacked myself for not getting a picture of the Plaza but when looking through my photos, it turns out I did manage to snap a photo of the famous hotel.

Wanderings in NYC

So I was bored last Sunday afternoon, sick of driving around Long Island and it was a pretty nice day so I decided to venture into the city for an afternoon of wanderings and picture taking. I'm going to split this post into two just because it'll make it easier to post the pictures. So here's part one, I wandered from Penn Station on 33rd St down to the New York Public Library down on, I believe its 47th St and 5th Ave. So here's just a few pictures from the Library.

Carosel in Bryant Park, right behind the library

view across the Great Lawn of Bryant Park to the backside
of the library. Clearly the lawn isn't so great right now, I'll
have to go back later when there's green grass for another picture

details on the outside

inside the main entrance

a long empty hallway

a good book
is the precious lifeblood of a
master spirit, imbalm'd and treasur'd
up on purpose to a life beyond life?
I think that's what it says
Well that's all from the library I'll put more up later from the rest of my wanderings

Saturday, March 7, 2009

A Weekend At Home

Well I was home for a weekend, well not home exactly but Isaac and Jo's is close enough to home, especially when the whole family is there. Anyhoo I went home last weekend as we all gathered together to see Isaac one more time before he had to leave. We didn't really do much, mostly just hung out around the house eating freshly baked chocolate chip cookies and enjoying each other's company.

The boys spent a lot of time with their electronics, especially Eli, I think he might be slightly addicted to that xbox.

This is how I found Dad every night. lol

Surprise! Hi, Dad.

He'd shift positions every now and then.

Mom and Jo joined Dad on the second night, while Isaac and Eli zoned out on the xbox.

Eli's curly head.

Halfway through the haircut. Eli claims this'll be the last haircut he has until Isaac comes home, so we'll see if he holds true to his word.

He got a little worried at one point

Jo and Isaac playing the Game of Life

Jo, Isaac, Me and Dad "the white guy" (lol, that's what Jo called him) on the road of Life