Tuesday, March 8, 2011

NYC: A Cell Phone Camera Photo Story - Part 1

I spent last week in NYC getting tones of work done, and gaining much inspiration.  Normally I take my huge Olympus camera everywhere with me, but toting it around while lugging supplies wasn't in the cards this time.. my trusty cell phone camera had to do!

Smallest plane. Ever.  Most turbulent ride too.
However, my love affair with Porter Airlines began that day, perhaps partly
thanks to the large glass of wine they poured as soon as we were airborne.
Just what the doctor called for (at 11:30am), on an empty stomach,
while fighting a hangover and fearing the shaky ride.

I was the luckiest girl alive. I scored a beautiful place to stay in through a
great friend, and I got to cat-sit this beautiful kitty named Kitty.
As soon as I dropped my bags, the sunshine begged me to go outside and take a long walk.
I love this old church on 5th Ave, surrounded by modern skyscrapers. 

The dirt and grime in the subways adds tons of character. 
Love the graphics and mosaics in all the stations, especially the station with floating hats! 
The hats add a wardrobe accessory to each passenger when they stand in front of them
(and most of the time they don't even notice)!
Child piano savant being pimped out by his dad who's standing off to the side hustling CDs.
He was so amazing, most passers-by couldn't help but stop and stare.
See that crowd up at the front?  That's the 2 hr lineup I skipped, due to dining solo. 
One of my favourite things about solo travels is never having to wait in line at the shit-hot restos. 
This restaurant is Momofuku.  It is simply amazing.  
The best bowl of ramen noodles ever.  Thanks Momofuku.
After my dinner, I headed to Brooklyn to see my good friend Kym. 
Such good times!

...And this was only the first two days!  I didn't take THAT many more pictures, but I will save the crazy NYC supplier photos for tomorrow.... they are so insane they deserve their own post.

1 comment:

  1. I love this and so share your love for Porter- any airway that serves free wine and lacks giant line ups is A-ok in my books. It looks like you're having a fabulous time and love that your taking a gorgeous solo trip. xo