Category Archives: the view from here

Pink Lady

Authenticity dictates a certain kind of behaviour. If one is cosying into a leather stool in the finest remaining vestige of New York’s Golden Era, then it is almost mandatory to sip on a cocktail from the late nineteenth century … Continue reading

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Grand Central West

For a New York minute the western side of Grand Central is on view. And what a sight! Cycling down 42nd street and finding one of the foundation gems of the city holding court amidst lego-like office blocks and towering … Continue reading

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Fall

The trees are just starting to change colour, the ducks are swimming while they can, and the squirrels are racing to hide those nuts. What a beautiful time of the year to be in New York!

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PsychoBarn

Hitchcock would think it a scream. On top of the MET this summer, artist Cornelia Parker has recreated the Bates Motel out of a hundred year old barn from Connecticut. On a stormy morning the vision of the familiar horror … Continue reading

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Happy Australia Day!

My snow globe can take the rest of the week off. There is too much competition in the real world! Snow started falling this morning to initial reactions of joyful exuberance, and it has continued to sweep and swirl over … Continue reading

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Les Poules

The snow has gone. After weeks and weeks of record breaking icy conditions, la neige disappeared overnight. New York rejoices, but feathered friends, Genevieve (L) and Simone (R), sub-leasers of our French neighbors, are particularly pleased. As the snow melted … Continue reading

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It’s snowing! ( Again! )

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Frozen melting moment

Who needs roses when you have crystals….? 

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(White) Australia Day

The lights were on but no-one was home for Australia Day celebrations last night in the Big Apple. The Empire State Building closed early along with the parks and stores, the subway wasn’t running, there were no restaurants open, and … Continue reading

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Mid term elections

The good news is that the Empire State Building was not swinging in any direction. Oh, and I finally understood that ‘gubernatorial’ was not a colloquialism…

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