As I was saying…

The party was a great success: good friends, loving family, good food. What more could anyone want. Actually, I should have wanted less food. I'm afraid of what the scale will say at the rehab on Monday.

On Friday I went out with Robin and Steve and Dana and John, to the Museum of Finance on Wall Street, after which we walked down Broadway to Soho. It was a good walk, but not enough to make up for all the calories. Dana and John left us to go to a play with Renee; Robin, Steve and I met up with Charna and her Chicago roommate at a vegetarian restaurant, called Franchia. Good place.

Today, I was on my own. Charna is out with friends. R and S are in Jersey. Renee is still suffering, although not nearly as much. I went down to the village to another street fair. The vendors were much the same as last week, but I always enjoy people watching.


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As I walking toward the fair I spotted these amazing towers looming overhead. I took lots of photos, trying to get something satisfactory, but didn't check out the building until I had walked through the entire fair, taking lots more pictures. To my amazement, the building is a branch of the New York Public Library. It's gorgeous, although you can't see much of it, aside from the towers, because of scaffolding. I visited three floors on the inside and looked through two scrapbooks about the building. Amazing place.


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Back to Pittsburgh tomorrow. I've spent lots of time here reading about book making and looking at exhibits of artists' books. Now I want to get back to work.

2 comments

  1. Roxanne · September 1, 2010

    All your photos are so vibrant!! Makes me see what you see at a street fair. Makes me want to go to one!! Glad you are there so that I can ses what NYC looks like. Maybe some day I will get there. I would love to go there with you as a tour guide!! Oh, that’s right, you are guiding us through your blog.Thanks.

  2. Baileyz · August 8, 2010

    Yes, libraries and train stations of that period all seemed to look just like that. Clock towers, Romanesque towers, vaults….heavy stuff. I just wish they hadn’t torn so many of them down.
    Yup, they will probably chew you out tomorrow, but the trip was worth every pound. 🙂

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