I'm the last of the group to post about the amazing 24 hours four friends spent together, It was less than 24 hours, really! A whirlwind crazy idea to meet up with our dear friend Marianne as she had a layover in NYC for a day.
I took the train, KJ and JB drove in from Western Mass, and Marianne was arriving from Holland. WOW!!
Here they are, my three fashionista girlfriends!
I'll let you guess who's who.
One of my favorite parts of this get together was going to 230 5th. It was a 20th floor rooftop bar which sidled up alongside the Empire State Building and had a view of other impressive tall buildings that glowed in the changing afternoon sun. It was magical!
I don't know what building this is, but I can tell you the glow is totally from the afternoon sun. I put my camera on the "dusk" setting. Wowee!
These are water towers for the restaurant! Many buildings have them sticking out of their rooftops. It's quite something to see, especially when they're HOT pink!
We had to go through this beautiful pink lounge to get to the roof Wow!
I did NOT enhance any of these colors! It was amazing as the light changed to twilight.
A sign showing me how lucky I was to be a part of this meeting.
Those are not my cigarette butts.
Is this Paris?? Could be! But it's Bryant Park, a sweet little bit of verdant green where the daffodils were blooming under the still bare trees. It was nearly 80 degrees out!!
There was a beautiful little carousel there with hand-painted details on the booth and along the top.
I just noticed that one of my dear friends is in the reflection!! Hi KJ!!
As I was walking along Broadway with Marianne she noticed these wonderful large ravens!!! I got so excited! But then we saw them from the front and it turns out they were eagles. I photographed them at an angle that still looked ravenesque to me :)
A clever name for a sandwich cafe in the park.
This was taken in Times Square. I think it's a broadcast station of some sort. I just thought it was neat how it stuck out of the building. It was enormous!
The circle says "The Knowledge Effect." There was something about it that grabbed me.
So cool!! It must have been so much fun to paint this!
Another view from230 5th. The lanterns and The Empire State building juxtaposed. So lovely.
One of the things I tried to do when I first got there was to see how many shots I could take of the number 21 to mark March 21st as memorable.
I came up with nothing all day long. But then....
Just as we were saying our goodbyes I looked across the street and there it was.
I swear the Universe provides.
I really do.
Thanks ladies, for such a memorable jaunt!
You were all so generous in so many ways.
it was a BLAST, even with my crappy shoes and my heavy luggage :)
Same time next year??
I love you all!