Thursday, December 11, 2008

I Love NYC


I do. Really really do. I love watching movies and TV shows set in Manhattan, I love looking at pictures and reading about the city, I love the sight of yellow taxi cabs and high rise buildings.....I truly love any and all things NYC.

I have been to the city once, in 2005. I had dreamed about going for a long time and finally got to do it. A friend told me I was silly for dreaming about it when it is right here in our country, and I had the means to go. She was right, so I promptly planned a trip with friends Jan and Jessie, and we went to see the Big Apple.

My step dad told me I would be disappointed, that I had built the city up in my mind for too long. I had glamorized it and made it more than it is. But he was wrong, it was everything I wanted it to be, and more. The trip was one of the highlights of my life. And I hope someday I will go back and visit again.

Tonight I stumbled on some of my pics from the trip, and I thought I would share them.


Jessie and I in Times Square

Jan, me, and Jessie in a cafe in Little Italy. The neighborhood was a bit run down and not at all what I expected.

Shopping on Canal Street

Me and Jan in front of the courthouse. I could not believe I was actually standing in the exact spot I had watched Sam Waterston in so many times in my favorite show, Law & Order!

Jan, Jessie, and me on a pedicab ride through Central Park. The pedicab was our favorite form of transportation in the city, you could really get a cool view of everything from the cab.

Jessie and me on a double decker tour bus. It was so cold up there!

Jessie and me before going in the Empire State Building


2 comments:

James D. Ricewick III said...

Thank you for the feedback on my blog. I've been pestering my wife for a few months now about a "cool" digital camera.

I actually shot the ring photo in the Macro mode, but the lens I'm using starts at 28mm. I couldn't focus any closer than I did. I've already added a macro lens ... any macro lens to my "Random Event to give James a Gift" list.

I'm still playing with lighting around the house. Most of our rooms are fairly dark with little or poorly placed windows. I have the external flash from my Rebel 2000 35mm that I've been meaning to dig out and play with.

Di said...

i loved hearing your story about NYC! ~dianna