Monday, May 25, 2009

saturrrrrday in nyc

Oh, Saturday. 
What I wouldn't give to have another Saturday in NYC.
It was glorious.

Glorious.

We started bright & early, headed into the city around 10:00.
We made our way to the Lower East Side to the Clinton Street Bakery for an amazing breakfast.
Hello, buttermilk biscuit sandwich with homemade tomato jam and hashbrowns on the side.

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Shortly after stuffing ourselves silly with wonderful breakfast foods, we went to the Upper West Side, rented bikes, and rode to Central Park. 

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It was beautiful. Beautiful.

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At the end of my day, when I thought of my highs & lows, the high, high, highest point of my day was cruising through the park with the wind blowing through my hair. It was the best possible day for bike riding, and Central Park was amazing. I've never seen anything quite like it; this little piece of turf heaven tucked into the biggest & busiest city I'll ever be in.

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Then we stopped by the Bethesda Fountain in Central Park, 

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and a bit of a photo shoot ensued.

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Maya & I, loving life.

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Amanda, Maya & I.

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Then a man approached us, and asked us something about a picture.
Maya asked him if he wanted us to take a picture for him, by the fountain.
No, he shook his head. "I want a picture with her", pointing at me.
Maya laughed, took his camera, and moved away to take the photo. 
Amanda managed to snap one on mine, a photo that we've been laughing at ever since. 
Honestly. 
Maya just pulled it up a few minutes ago and we had a good giggle.

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Oh. My. Goodness.
I was laughing, because I didn't know what else to do. But if you look closely, you'll see that I'm close to tears.
He grabbed me so tightly. (See that vice grip on my arm?)
He tried to kiss my cheek, and definitely told me he loved me.
More than once.

In New York for less than 24 hours, and I've already got my crazy New York story.

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On the way out of the Park, I saw the building John Lennon was shot at.

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Go listen to "Imagine", just to commemorate this moment.

Then we went to Dylans Candy Bar, this sweet little shop. Three stories, ALL CANDY.
(Sorry the coloring is so weird on these next couple of photos. They need to be enjoyed anyways.)

Bathtub full of gumballs. No big deal.

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"Candy is a delicious food. Enjoy some everyday!"

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Aaaaand, tables made of gumballs.

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Then we headed to the Met to see all the beautiful art.

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Photos don't do any of it justice, so I didn't attempt much.

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So much neat stuff, and I resorted to silliness.
Obviously.

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How did they make such perfect circles?
Our guess?

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A giant protractor.
Ha!!

Then we finished off the night with dinner and a show close to SoHo, featuring some friends of Maya's.
Shakedown at The Majestic. So rad. Check them out here.

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I know this post is huge, I know.
But here's some good, solid New York City photos to finish her off.

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Oh, and, theres another post coming, as soon as is humanly possible.

3 comments:

NW. said...

these look amazing.
not just the pictures ('cause they're amazing), but it looks like a lot of fun to be there...
good food, good art, good music.
I'm jealous

Kristopher Orr said...

Lauren, I just looked at all your posts from new york and I want to say a few things.

A. Your photography skills are amazing. Like really, I enjoyed looking at your shots waaaay more than mine from new york...yours are just very personal and intimate.

B. I LOVE your blog! Like really...the way you write it in between the pictures...its like a song or words to poetry.

C. Your posts made me want to go back really bad and made me realize how much I DIDN"T do while I was there. I just want to go back....


FIN

ec said...

sweet pics. all of them.

and that dude is creeeepy.