Monday, July 20, 2009

Saturday in NYC

We decided to do a bit of shopping on Saturday. I am looking forward to showing you photos of some of my favorite shops. For now, here are a few photos from our day about town.

We walked from our hotel up to Union Square where artists had set up tables to display and sell their work. We thought the quirky little drawings of NYC by this artist would make a good post card of our trip rather than the ones you can find in almost every tourist shop.

We had been on our feet for quite a while when my husband chanced upon this coffee shop. The colors were great and I just love the look of that chandelier. It was a lovely place to stop, have a mocha and rest a few minutes. I just can't remember the name of it!

We were making our way to the NYPL (New York Public Library) when we passed this grocery/deli. Everything was so nicely displayed and elegantly made. I must have been hungry when I took this photo.

Now who is this little fellow? I was reminded that he lived in the New York Public Library by Elanor over at Shantock Bears.

What kind of bear artist would I be if I had the chance to see the original Winnie the Pooh and his pals and didn't take it?

And these two photos were taken in the library as well. Good ol' Pooh is living in pretty nice surroundings don't you think? This is the map room of the NYPL.

And this is the reading room. The ceiling was just phenomenal. That oak divider is in the middle of the room. The other half is a mirror to this one.

Our next stop was Grand Central Terminal. Do you have a secret? If you do, don't whisper it while standing in the corner of this part of Grand Central. What you say literally travels along the arch of the ceiling and someone standing in the opposite corner can hear it as if they were standing right next to you. It's amazing! My sister had heard about this little known phenmenon and we wondered if it was true. Well, it is! That's my daughter standing there. We had so much fun testing this out. If you go, you should try it!

The day was winding down but we wanted to do one last thing before we had to turn in for the night. We decided to take the ferry to Staten Island and back. It was a nice night for a boat ride but after we got back, we were ready to call it a day.

Here's Lady Liberty at night. The photo is a little blurry but you can actually see what it is.


  1. Oh you are a lucky bunny Ginger...what a wonderful day you had.

  2. Love the photos. Seeing the library makes me so mad that our city moved the reference library to a new building. I worked at the old one - it was my very first job and the place was fabulous. Great ceilings and stairs... Now it's sub-divided and houses parts of the university. What a crying shame.
    Thanks for the travelogue. I have enjoyed it and perhaps I will see some of these places for myself.

  3. HI Ginger,

    Oh your trip sounds fantastic so far. I can't believe how much your packing in. That little market on Union Square is great, that was one of my favorite moments as we just came across it by accident. So glad your having a good time and got to say a "hello" to Pooh!

  4. I love seeing your trip pictures! It sounds like you are having a FABULOUS time. Although with everything you are doing, you might just need a vacation from your vacation when you get home! Enjoy!
    P.S. I LOVE the photos of Pooh and his friends.

  5. I missed this post too. You know I think living on the west coast everything must come by horse and buggy, including the internet. LOL Thanks I am enjoying this trip and my feet don't hurt. :-) Sharon


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