Tag: NYC

Unlike the dogs of Guatemala, in this post, I met some rather friendly fellows in Central Park in NY this past week. They were quite happy to have their pictures taken beside, what I assume is, their hero, Balto. 🙂 Taken with the Hipstamatic app.

Normally, when I go to NY, I arrive on Sunday, around noon or so, and leave on Friday, taking the 7:00 PM flight. And, as usual, I leave the office around 3:30, grab my bags at the hotel, and head on to the airport around 4, giving myself 3 hours to make it those 6 miles. 3 hours remaining. Friday was no different. I caught a cab in front of the hotel at around 4. We ground our way across…

B & H Photo is located on 9th Ave, between 33rd and 34th Street in, of course, NYC. During this trip, my hotel was on 40th and 9th, just a short 6 blocks away from B & H. In fact, as the office is located at 16th St and 9th Ave, I had to walk past B & H twice a day, for 5 days. Sure, I glanced in the window a couple of times, but never was I tempted…

So, in German, the word über means above, or over. Normally, when I visit NY, I walk to work. I get a hotel that’s about a 1 – 1.5 miles from work, and I walk. I enjoy seeing who’s on the street and what’s going on. However, yesterday, Friday, the temperature was a brisk 19 degrees. Now, I had brought appropriate gear to wear – I called it my level 2 weather gear. I rarely get to use it here…

As I get older, read more, understand more, I keep coming around to this word, gratitude. During a recent conversation with my Spanish teacher, Vidal, I was sharing pictures of Central Park with him. He enjoyed the scenes and said, wistfully, that he wished that there was something near him where he could go, lie in the park, take his shoes off and sleep, like the man pictured here. There, in Guatemala, it’s just not safe. As a minimum, he…

I was crossing the street, about to enter Central Park, when I noticed the horses and buggies lined up, waiting for anyone who would like a ride through the park. I noticed one driver place a feed bucket down for his horse. Seemingly out of nowhere, as soon as the bucket hit the ground, the pigeons appeared, as if by magic! Within a second or less, two of them were in the feed bucket. The horse paid this no mind…

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