Friday, August 31, 2012

Weekend in Black and White #7

Time flies when you're having fun. Can't believe that time goes by so fast! Before you know it it's Christmas again...
Today I found a chestnut outside, I guess fall is on it's way as well.

Earlier this week I was in Central Park and photographed the skyline you get to see on the east side of the park overlooking the Jacky Kennedy Onassis Reservoir (now, that's quite a name for a pond, don't you think?) But it's one of my favorite spots in the park, especially because there is a 1.5 mile jogging track around the reservoir that I sometimes use when I go for a run.

I wish you a wonderful (Labor Day) weekend!
{Weekend in Black and White}

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Morning light

I can't resist making photos when I have this beautiful morning light in my apartment.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Reading Sunday's newspaper

My husband spotted this cute couple yesterday and I am so glad he did! Aren't they the loveliest couple you've ever seen? 
This is at South Street Seaport/Pier 17 in New York City. Actually one big tourist attraction, but it has some great views over the East River and you see Brooklyn and the Brooklyn Bridge. And apparently they also have these lounge chairs where you can sit and, for instance, spent your afternoon reading the Sunday paper.

{Rose ~ from Oz found an even better website for South Street Seaport}

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Weekend in Black and White #6

Earlier this week President Obama visited New York City. He also attended a fundraiser in my part of the city. This is the 2nd time the President has come to "my part of town" and I always find it interesting. But don't think you'll get anywhere close. He (the President) was supposed to arrive around 7PM, but fences and barricades were already up by noon that day and the police seemed to be everywhere. (which is a good thing I guess) 

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Friday, August 24, 2012

Fence Friday #5

I recently visited Roosevelt Island. It's a small island in New York City and is located between Manhattan and Queens. You get to travel there by aerial tram, which is a nice thing to do. On the island itself there is not much to do or see. They do have a small visitors center, many apartment buildings and a view of the ugly east side of Manhattan.  But I managed to find something nice to photograph, a fence!

I wish you all a wonderful weekend!

Linking with {Friday Fences}

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Sitting around

Central Park is a great place for many things: walking, jogging, biking, boating, sitting, reading, sunbathing, people watching, you name it!
The great thing about the park is that you can find benches everywhere. And as you can see below, people make good use out of those benches.
A lot of New Yorkers (like me) go to the park to enjoy the nice weather because they don't have a garden or terrace at home. And of course tourists make good use out of it as well, walking around the city all day makes you tired!

Central Park

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A quiet moment

This photo was taken in 'The Ramble' in Central Park. 
The perfect place to have a quiet moment.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Scavenger Hunt, Edition August 19, 2012

And again I decided to join in on the Scavenger Hunt.
The items for this week are:

  • Forest
  • Morning Light
  • Touch
  • Newspaper
  • Coffee or Tea

Forest ~ 'The Ramble' in Central Park, reflected in a puddle

Morning Light ~ in my living room
Newspaper ~ it just isn't the same as a real newspaper
Coffee or Tea ~ definitely coffee, with lots of milk

Saturday, August 18, 2012

It's raining!

It's raining outside, I love it! Temperatures have dropped to 70ºF/21ºC and it's so nice to walk outside. It will warm up today and in the next few days, but for now I will enjoy it as long as I can.

I don't really have a rainy photo, so I thought of posting a sunny photo instead. This one was taken at the High Line (a public park built on an old elevated rail line), on a very sunny and warm day a little while ago.

Bright yellow flowers at the High Line
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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Skywatch Friday #9

I had such a busy, busy week. I hardly made any photos. But then there always is an archive! Found a beautiful sky-shot that I made in Holland a few weeks ago. My sister and I were driving to her house one night and we saw this beautiful sunset. I tried to make photos while she was driving but they were not that good. When we had to stop for a traffic light I had the window already down and was ready to shoot!

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Monday, August 13, 2012

Roosevelt Island tram

After living in the city for 2.5 years we finally took a ride with the Roosevelt Island tram. It's a fun ride in an aerial tram. It only takes a few minutes to travel from Midtown Manhattan to Roosevelt Island. Along the way you have excellent views of some of the avenues and you cross the East River. 

Roosevelt Island tramway

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Flowers on Saturday

These dahlia's were on my mothers kitchen table, I love them, they are so pretty.
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Friday, August 10, 2012

Ten on Ten

It's that time of the month again: Ten photos over ten hours on the tenth day of the month. It's a good thing that I had a reminder in my calender, otherwise I would have forgotten all about it.

This ten on ten didn't come easy for me. When waking up this morning at 7.30 it was already hot and humid, that only got worse during the day. These summer temperatures make me cranky and it's actually a small miracle I finished with ten photos. Going back to bed crossed my mind a few times today.

I started the day with my photo camera, but it got difficult right away, I needed a tripod because it was still to dark in my kitchen for the first photo. After that I decided only to use the iPhone today, easier on a hot day like this :-).

cooking milk for my coffee
Hot, hot, hot
I really don't like to do the dishes.....
Monday I flew back to New York from my vacation in Holland. Lucky me: my mother had bought me 
some nice Dutch cheese to take with me to New York. I love it, especially on a salty rice cracker! 
As I said, I almost went back to bed. Instead I watched tv.
I have to catch up with all the tv-series I missed while I was in Holland
Read all my Dutch magazines
I make tons of photos with my phone. Every now and then I have them printed.
They arrived in the mail today! 
I took another shower
The good thing about today is that I'm going to the movies tonight with my husband.
Looking forward to that. I even bought the tickets in advance.
(One movie tickets costs you $ 14 here in NY, are they just as expensive where you live? Or is it a New York thing?)

ten on ten button

Weekend in Black and White #5

This photo was taken last week in Gent, Belgium.
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Have a great weekend!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

St. Michielsbrug

Yesterday I visited the city of Gent in Belgium. I have never visited a city in Belgium before and that is weird actually, because it is so close by. Gent for instance is only a 2 hour drive from Zoetermeer in the Netherlands. I thought that cities in Belgium would be grey, old and boring. Gent is old and sometimes the old buildings do look kind of grey, but hey they are very old. Some of the cathedrals are more than 500 years old! But Gent is absolutely not boring.

Below we walk on the St.Michielsbrug (St. Michiels bridge) and you have a wonderful view. This bridge crosses the river Leie

Friday, August 3, 2012

Weekend in black and white

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Have a wonderful weekend!

Sleep over

I'm staying at my sisters apartment at the moment. I love it here, it is close to my old neighborhood in The Hague. Some things have changed since I moved to New York, but most things are still the same. My sisters apartment is new to me. She has a good eye for decorating. She combines colors and little knick knacks and it always looks great. Sometimes I don't know how she comes up with it, I wished that I had a little piece of her eye. But I like to walk around here and photograph it all, ha ha.