sprinkler fun


one of the perks 
of 
walking vs subway or bus
stopping and snapping


these kids were having fun 
running chasing one another 
through the sprinklers 
in the playground

finally!

i think
 of
 all the fridays 
between 
memorial day and labor day
 as
 my fridaycations

its a fabulous perk
 to 
take fridays off for 3 months 

to sleep in on a friday morning
 is 
by far
 more enjoyable than ... well than a lot of other stuff

over the years
 i have almost always
 had 
something 
planned to do

i have
walked across the brooklyn bridge
photo hunted along riverside park south
searched for access to the little red lighthouse
shopped at ikea
walked the mosaic trail in alphabet city
spent the day on coney island
etc 
etc

you get the idea

well this summer 
not so much

i am not sure why 
i have been unmotivated
but 
this past friday 
that changed

a friend i met on instagram
(she posts as @pepster3rd)
took half a day off 
we had lunch
we walked
from
 79th street
 up
 to 
113th street/amsterdam avenue
to 
photo hunt
 on 
the grounds
 of
the cathedral of st john the divine




a summer day camp is in session from 8-6
 so 
we couldnt roam around the grounds
as much as we'd have liked
but 
we did enjoy ourselves


there are 3 peacocks
mr phil, jim and harry
in residence
we only saw two

mr phil


either jim or harry 


the walk up and back
round trip 68 blocks or 3.4 miles
yielded a lot of photos

this week that's what i am sharing



best friends


spotted on the uptown local
not clear 
where 
they were going or coming from 
but
it was clear 
they are best friends

venting


the lower portion
 of 
one world trade
 a green building
has 
louvers 
vents

it also serves as a mirror
reflecting
the surrounding buildings

water tower wednesday


august 
is 
a temperamental month

yes 
i am complaining

i love fall 
but
this faux fall w/rain is not fun

that water tower
 was 
a bonus catch

i was trying
 for
 an interesting pov
 of
 the fire escape 
on the backside
 of 
the beacon theatre!

gonna share that?


on greenwich 
between
 park place and barclay
 is 
the 
borough of manhattan community college 
or 
bmcc

there are always students hanging out
this guy was having a late lunch
his 4-legged pal was being extremely well behaved 
but 
look at his eyes 
he's really wants some of whatever smells so good
(i think it was a big mac)

ring around the hydrant


the school on greenwich street 
has 
beautiful gardens

i noticed for the first time
after walking past them for almost 3 yrs
there's a fire hydrant in among the plants

now
 maybe its a city hydrant
and still functions?
nah
i suspect it was there 

they planted the gardens around it
does it still work?
i am guessing not

monday monday


as i write this its sunday late afternoon
the weekend was lovely

having
 fridaycations
 is delightful
i go back to sleep
 after
 i dump cat food into bowls 
eyes half closed

so far
three months in
i have done nothing special
nothing unspecial
just
nothing

i mean
neighborhood errands get a latte hang around the apt listening to audio books organizing photos 
isnt special

i did spend 
one entire friday
 on the phone 
with telecom reps 
trying to set up
the new wireless multi line whoositz mobile/land/internet/tv
 its all okay 
now 
but 
that friday
 i was suffering serious buyers remorse

but i digress
this weekend
 was lovely
aside from a do-nothing fridaycation
i beautified saturday
sunday we celebrated 39 years of marriage
i went to ikea w/a gal pal
he edited some old video

spoiler
he's also just finished a new video w/andrew
i will post it tomorrow





waiting patiently


the small outdoor courtyard
 where 
you can sit sip and have your dog 
keep you company 
while
 you dine alfresco 
irving farms on west 79 st

walking the dog


thursday morning
i had a dentist appointment
i love my periodontist
i love that he has 8am appointments
i love that his office is on central park south
i love that its near a kayser boulangerie
and
the subway

i also love seeing all the dog walkers headed into central park

drumbeats


a little music to enliven the ride

bongo players
 hopped
 on/in to 
the subway car
i was in the other evening 
they played 
from 14th to 18th streets
then 
they zipped into the next car
collecting 
tips
 on
 the 
way

oh yeah
that guy
 with the ipad 
recorded them!

waiting


a few weekends ago
outside 
sweetgreen
on 
amsterdam 
between 
74-75 streets
enjoying the shade

sunny day ...


we've had a lot of different weather
torrential downpours
hideous humidity
high temps
clouds
fog

but 
yesterday
sunday 
was indeed 
a sun filled day
moderate temps low almost non existant humidity

lots of people 
were 
out and about

those were crossing 79th street

dog walking


no matter where you live
uptown
downtown
one of the 'outer' boroughs
if you own a dog
its gotta be walked

walking along greenwich near murray


as i was walking ...









i had my iphone in my hand
 walking along
 on my way
 to
 the market

 of course
 it was open to the camera app
 never know 
when
 a photo op 
will 
happen

but

i had no idea
 the camera
 was 
busy recording 
what 
it 
saw

i call it abstract phone art

at the market


the green market on columbus
behind 
the museum
on
 sundays
is 
always crowded
with
people
babies in stollers
and
very patient 
pups

whaaaaat?!?


aw harry you look so sweet sleeping


::if i turn over she'll go away::


::nope she's still there::


::what?::


::what??::


::WHAT!!!!?!?!?::