i ♥ new york - governors island

Thursday, July 30, 2009

I cannot remember his name now, but he struck me, standing alone at the back of the ferry to Governors Island. He could have taken a step to the right and leaned against the railing over the open water, admiring the city skyline from there, but he stood behind the window instead. I was grateful for that, because it framed the city ever so sweetly behind him.

weekly visitor

"I go every Sunday, when the island is open" he told me. "It is something special."
I now know why one would return to this little island just south of Manhattan with such frequency: it is charming, and it's even more endearing because of its run down buildings, the smell of the sea air, and it's quirkiness.
Biking along it's wide, shaded roads, exploring big abandoned houses... I could do that again. And again.

rust

At the very least, I want to make sure I make it back next summer for the Jazz-Age Lawn Party. How could I have missed it this year?

parasol...

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Today's Sountrack:
George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

ah, summer

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

"People take pictures of the summer, just in case someone thought they had missed it, and to prove that it really existed" ~ The Kinks


brothers

cold

li chiamavano trinita'

compare

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Today's Soundtrack