Wednesday, 11 May 2011
New York Part III
Central Park, one afternoon, after the rain. Dampness lingering, moisture-filled air. Mist disguising where trees ended and skyscrapers began. Boating pond, still, a green mirror, reflecting branches. The Alice statue deserted. Burgers with fries, Happy Hour Margaritas, vegetarian chilli. A piece of cake larger than M's head, which he can't finish, first time for everything. One of the best cocktail bars I have ever, ever, been to (post to follow). The City Bakery, breakfasting with purposeful looking New Yorkers, muffins, one blueberry and cornmeal, one monkey bread style, thick, dark hot chocolate, too strong for me. Balloons, randomly. Washington Square Park in the sunshine, big dogs, little dogs, a man doing Tai Chi. Bleeker Street, Perry Street, Carrie Bradshaw's stoop, Magnolia Bakery cupcakes (vanilla + vanilla frosting, Devil's food cake + mocha frosting), eaten from the box, overlooking the Hudson River. Tree lined roads and frothy white blossom, but many trees still bare. With the sun finally out, streets of beautiful brownstones, it truly sinking in that we were in New York City, together.