Tag: New York

One from the Vaults: Postcard from Manhattan II

This is the second-part of my 2010 trip to New York over Thanksgiving, part one was last Friday. I have finally managed to wrest control of the laptop, and access to the internet,  from my beloved who, citing his business needs, has been hogging it… Continue Reading “One from the Vaults: Postcard from Manhattan II”

One from the Vaults: Postcard from Manhattan I

In previous years, including last year, we have generally headed to New York in November. Not the best month for a spot of sightseeing but it’s rather dictated by my beloved’s need to attend a major dental meeting. This post is from way back… Continue Reading “One from the Vaults: Postcard from Manhattan I”

Thursday doors #59

Today we’re still across the pond, featuring the last batch of doors I photographed during our Thanksgiving trip to New York. Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favourite door photos from around the… Continue Reading “Thursday doors #59”

Thursday doors #58

Today we’re still across the pond, featuring some more of the doors I photographed during our Thanksgiving trip to New York. Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favourite door photos from around the… Continue Reading “Thursday doors #58”

Thursday doors #57

Today we’re heading across the Atlantic and featuring some of the doors I photographed during our Thanksgiving trip to Long Island and New York. Up first are those from Long Island then, in subsequent weeks, I’ll show those from New York. Thursday Doors is… Continue Reading “Thursday doors #57”

Thanksgiving: Part V

You may recall we’re in New York after enjoying our maiden Thanksgiving on Long Island. My beloved left early on Monday morning for a jam-packed day of business meetings, while I enjoyed a leisurely coffee before venturing out. I was well muffled up as… Continue Reading “Thanksgiving: Part V”

12 days of Christmas: day 10

These photos were taken in New York which really embraces Christmas in a big way. In particular the major corporates, shops and key attractions all decorate their buildings and forecourts. It’s a truly magnificent sight, particularly at night.

Another one bites the dust

I was inconsolable in 2010 when I discovered that Takashimaya had closed its Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan. I must have stood for a good 10 minutes checking that I was at the correct spot – 693 Fifth Avenue. This had been a beautifully… Continue Reading “Another one bites the dust”

Postcard from New York

One year on and we’re back in Manhattan though my trip was almost cut short by my beloved. On leaving the plane he swung his pull-along briefcase and swept my feet from under me. I fell on my right side, banging my head and… Continue Reading “Postcard from New York”

Postcards from Paris and New York

It was chilly, damp even, in Paris but finally the sun broke through to shine on Black Friday, though arguably that event was two weeks before. At Les Invalides, the French President led a memorial service for the 130 victims. Accordingly, Paris was a sombre… Continue Reading “Postcards from Paris and New York”