Sunday, May 31, 2009
This is City Hall from the window of our hotel --the 25th floor! This clock tower is just the topper on a beautiful white wedding cake of a building. It is a sight to behold.
This big old guy is the home of the second bank ever established in our country. It's marble columns are 300 years old and eroding, but it still feels dignified and protective.
We walked from our hotel down to the Historic Area, about 16 blocks. Along the way we saw the most beautiful flowers and flower boxes under the windows and along the streets. (This could have been a lot more pictures, but I'm having mercy on my male readers.)
Petunia Pots on the lampposts near lacy window curtains.
Impatiens and Ivy and Arbor Vitae in a wrought iron box
Can you guess who this is? (I just love my camera work here. I've never photographed a sports event before. I felt like a pro with these action shots!)
Number 8. He grew up on Maui. Went to St. Anthony's.
Do you see the tip of the neon Liberty Bell across the field?
They won against the Washington Nationals today and are in first place so far in the season.
If all that wasn't a good enough reason to be here today, we have a sentimental reason. Our son Joey played Little League on the Phillies as he was growing up, and they won first place 3 seasons in a row!
Saturday, May 30, 2009
I have seen so many fantastic chandeliers in this town, and here's yet another one in the lobby of Rockefeller Center. It is 3 stories high and I have just captured a glimmer of it's splendor. So much glamour, bling and glitz!
This beautiful building was built by John Rockefeller during the Great Depression. He put thousands of people to work building this spectacular hub of NY communications. It continues to be a gathering spot in the city, and the NBC studios are inside with the sets for Saturday Night Live and Late Night with Conan (from which he has been promoted to the Tonight Show.) I've also heard that Dwight Schrute haunts the hallways.
This is where the journey to the top of the Rock begins. We are flying up 67 stories to the top to see the 360 degree bird's-eye view of Manhattan.
In the city, on your way home from a day's toil, and before you catch your train, you stop in the market and grab something to take home for dinner.
It's beautiful in here. And it smells dee-licious.
You also grab a bouquet of flowers for your wife, who's been home in the suburbs all day taking care of kids, dogs, and laundry.
You should buy some veggies, too, even though the bread and the desserts are more enticing.
Soaring interior spaces.
The constellations are painted on this aqua green ceiling.
Friday, May 29, 2009
Congratulations to my beautiful daughter JoAnne, Realtor Extraordinaire, who just closed her first escrow!! We are so proud of her.
"Play that Funky Music, White Boy"
An aria from some opera, by far the best performance of the night!!
Send this guy to Broadway now!!