April 16, 2017
Last Thursday I had a few minutes waiting on the platform in Stamford, Connecticut where I was able to simultaneously ponder the meaning of life and what I should do with my upcoming 3 day weekend.
On the dawn of the first day, I was delighted to see that we were destined to have a crystal clear day, although it was a little bit chilly.
As I panned down at all our acquired territory, I noticed the grass had been busy!
While I groomed the great landscape, Emile found his way to the knives.
Cooking excites Joey and Mandy, who has graced you by presenting her foot.
We had fish.
Friday was a very nice day.
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Saturday brought back a little bit of old man winter, but as you know the Cherry Blossoms wait for no man, so I set out to the city…
Few trips to the Empire State would be complete without paying homage to the namesake building.
We will be spending Saturday in B&W because the weather was doing a fine job of muting all colors, but also removing shadows… it is a love/hate thing, but we can work around it with the omission of the reds and greens and blues.
Anyway, I made it up and over to my job because even though I could have caught the 7 train back in Times Square, my FitBit suggested I walk a bit further.
Where I am going… only the subways can provide.
This was the second several-story deep escalator ride to get down into the doldrums where the 7 resides.
Patriotism & Law. Look closely. Life moves fast in NYC.
She also missed the train.
After 50 minutes (I know, it was an express!) and taking the 7 to the second to last stop, I made it to Mets-Willets Point.
Mets? Yes, those Mets. They are still in business, and apparently with a massive upgrade to their playground.
This is the best view of this station. Take my word for it.
Here is a little subway yard with Shea Stadium in the background. It is amazing how much smaller, and cheaper-looking it is! But it did have that convertible roof…
They did a good job parking all these trains nice and straight.
What’s Corona Park?
The site of the World’s Fair! TWO of them!
Obviously, I am late. But hopefully they still have some of the sights.
And Cherry Blossoms, too!
Not enough color for you?
This is why we are remaining with the B&W roll of film…
What is down this sycamore-lined street?
I have no idea what this is, but I bet it is neat with a clear summer night sky and the addition of some lights…
What a great park! I cannot wait to see it full of life later this spring.
The Rocket Thrower is a massive bronze sculpture designed by Donald De Lue (1897–1988) for the New York World’s Fair of 1964-65. Read more here, from the NYC Parks website. This… is amazing.
Although it was cold and gray, this little exploration turned out to bring yet another fantastic, and massive, park in NYC that warrants further exploration. I highly recommend it if you happen to find yourself in Queens, near LaGuardia airport!