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July 13, 2009 / Bo Mackison

Juxtapositon of Buildings

Walking 9th Avenue

Walking 9th Avenue

Not only walking 9th Avenue, 42nd Street, but also the length of Central Park, up and down Times Square, and past way too many upscale stores on Fifth Avenue where I would be embarrassed to be seen looking at a blouse whose purchase price could clothe a family for a year. Not that I would be encouraged to even take a step into any of these stores.

I am not a big city girl, but I love NYC – in small doses. And a nearly paid-for trip to the Big Apple as the companion of a conference-attendee was too good to pass up. Especially since I was able to squeeze in a visit to eldest child who took two hours from her crazed Bar-studying-marathon to eat dinner with mom. (The highlight of my cross-country trip!)

Not to say New York does not have its fascinations. The architecture is jaw-dropping, the museums are more than mind-boggling, and Central Park is always a welcome respite. And I want to know how many of you know that a cow lives in Central Park. Yes, really! And she even appears to be a big attraction with the pre-school set.

Now I’m on my way to a trip to the Guggenheim where they are honoring one of my favorite guys, Mr. Frank Lloyd Wright. I’m sure there will be more photographs to follow.


  1. Debi / Jul 14 2009 10:18 am

    John Lennon called it “meat city” for a good reason. It’s sort of the center of the world, to me anyway. I love NYC’s energy and, like you, prefer big cities in small doses. Keeps them special in my heart.

  2. Marcie / Jul 15 2009 7:08 am

    Wonderful graphic balance in this. Love the blocks of color.

  3. Gandalf / Jul 16 2009 3:01 pm

    Intriguing mixture of color and texture

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