10 photos from New York: Skylines and Smooches

Posted on
Jun 30, 2011
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Last month, we spent a few days in New York before heading to Boston. The weather cooperated, the cupcakes were plentiful, and I remembered why one of my favorite cities in the world is precisely that. Here are ten photos from our adventures in Manhattan.

  1. The theater district, afternoon sun.
     

    The weather was irritatingly perfect. Gave us Seattlites nothing to talk about.

  2. Kissing in Times Square. Again.
     

    Promise me this will always happen, okay, love?

  3. Celeb sighting: Ban Ki-Moon and Mayor Bloomberg. They were speaking about transportation safety.
     

    This paled in comparison to when I saw the guy who played Kevin Arnold's dad on "The Wonder Years", the very next day.

  4. Afternoon affirmation, The MoMA cafe.
     

    Rand's grandfather filled this out. We could not stop laughing.

  5. Pier to nowhere, Liberty Island.
     

    I suck at geography. Let's just call that landmass in the distance "New Jer-York-Lyn."

  6. Arched windows, Tribeca.
     

    It was one of those afternoons that was so pretty, we talked of moving to Tribeca. Then we sobered up.

  7. Graffiti mantra.
     

    I assure you, I am trying.

  8. Ellis Island architecture.
     

    She didn't say much.

  9. New Yorker Hotel sign.
     

    A reminder. As though we might forget where we were.

  10. Askance glace.
     

    I can't tell if he was weary or wary.

 

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  • A visit to Ellis Island in 2002 determined my career path: historic preservation. Ellis is one of the two most moving historic sites I’ve ever been to. It and Fort Laramie, Wyoming, because you get a real sense of the place. It amazes me that as of 2002 at least, only about 10% of the buildings on Ellis Island had been restored! Sorry… I just went on an old building nerd tangent.

    • Everywhereist

      I, too, found the place really emotionally moving (will be writing about it soon). Would love to email you about the buildings, and ask you a couple of questions, if you don’t mind.

  • That may be the coolest grandfather ever. I love your photos. The captions are perfect!

  • Tammy

    I was crisscrossing NYC on Thursday on a rare day visit from Rhode Island and was thinking of you. The weather was GORGEOUS!! I needed to update software at several photobooth locations and found myself at the Museum of Sex trying to blend in. Everyone who visits there looks very normal like me. We made a loud racket with sparks flying out of the photobooth with a big XXX sign on top, as metal cutting was involved to make some new parts fit. It was quite a sight – I’m sure if you and Rand had strolled by, it would have added to your amazing set of pictures from the day.

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