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NYC with pics

Night shot of Times Square

Night shot of Times Square

Times Square

Finally, some pics – note to self, never forget your camera! Times Square of course. Okay, they’re not the world’s best pics but it’s all I got, folks.

Central park

Lotus flowers – right in Central Park

lake in Central Park

lake in Central Park

You can row, row, row your boat or you can chill out here.

Dianna Ross playground

Dianna Ross playground

Then we got on the subway and went downtown.

World Trade Centre site

You can view the WTC site from the building directly across the street.  I knelt and chanted daimoku.  Tears filled my eyes when I recalled the day the towers came down.  Hubby had come home from the gym and woke me up.  I turned on the TV and cried out in horror.  I didn’t know anyone who died there that day, but I did have a friend who did. 6 degrees of separation and all that.  My fellow Buddhists perished there.  After we grabbed some food, we head uptown to the Museum of Modern Art – hubby grumbled a bit, he really wanted to see dinosaurs, but really, he needs more art, he doesn’t know it yet.

Of course, we didn’t have much time, but we did 3 floors.  A lot of it had him incredulous – this was art!  A blank white canvas…. mmm… I made him pose beside that one.  Then of course, I posed beside the all black canvas.  There was also this:

hanging penis and balls

This brilliant sculpture was done by a female artist who was paying homage to her husband  and sons.  Okay, whatever.  It’s a dick and balls if you haven’t figured it out.  Not attractive.

We also saw some amazing photographs by Richard Avedon and others, but I didn’t take pics of the pics.  Here’s one of my favourites – I loved it!

I don't care, I'd rather sink than call Brad for help!

I don't care, I'd rather sink than call Brad for help!

We went to the gift shop but OMG, the prices were ridiculous!  So after finding out we had tickets to God of Carnage, we called it day and headed back to rest and get ready for dinner.

Funny thing – you know, how you see people all the time walking and talking or texting on their cell phones, most of the time utterly oblivious to traffic or people.  I saw a blind man bump into a hot dog stand with his cane while talking on his cell phone.  I just had to laugh.

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