Beach Cottage & the Lady in the White Gloves
Thu 2nd, Aug, 2012
Hey Beach Cottage ladies, here we are again in NYC.
So today I rode the subway again, only this time with an, ahem, rather sore head, I went out last night for posh Mexican (don’t ask) and had a few tipples…when I woke up this morning I felt like someone had dragged my head around the bottom of a bird cage and back again…
I had to do a little double check on firstly how many beers I had had with the posh Mexican and what I had done…but it seems, according to the other girls I was out with, also flown in from The Lucky Country that firstly I was good, there was no broomstick riding… this was the jetlag catching up on me…not indeed the effect of tippling.
So with that big old bottom of a bird cage head I went about my business…to get out of the area around the hotel and see a bit of New York…
I got off the train at Canal Street and started to mooch around…
I found, photographed and oohed at the kinda buildings I was hoping to see…
Got more shots of trucks, I know I’m weird, you like it really.
Random cans of basil growing in Little Italy
I went to the Cast Iron District, also known as Soho, loved the old buildings…funnily enough there was lots of Cast iron…much older and more like the buildings I wanted to see …a little bit gentrified though, when you start seeing Ralph Lauren and Louis Vuitton in the prettied up old doorways, it kinda turns me off…each to their own
Laundromat with ladies sitting outside reading the paper…much more what I was looking for…
…or piles and piles of tomatoes in the middle of the pavement…
loved this…the old green ladder, Pretty Woman scene when he comes to save her written all over it, dontchya think??
..and this was interesting, no entering or horn honking in this area….shame that, Mr Beach Cottage would not be happy
Love these New York fire escapes
hmmm, this one is interesting
…and another one…this is the fire hydrant post
anyone for a little bit of pasta?
…is there nothing you cannot buy here
The fave part of my day?
This dudette in the middle of the road with a whistle..
..whoever thought of that job was having a laugh, and you must be a bit cracked up top to actually fulfil this role…oh yes let’s just pop you in the middle of an intersection, while there partake in whistling and signalling while cars, trucks bikes, people and motorbikes come whizzing by you at every which way.
Do not mess with this girl and certainly do not pass her on a red.
It won’t be pretty.
I can very much assure of that.
I watched with interest, taking notes on various things to shout at various people when broomstick riding…
..you learn a new lesson every single day people…mine today were a few new colourful sayings…right in the heart of NYC baby…
NYPD lady in the white gloves and the whistle?
I heart you.
See you next time Beach Cottage girls…I have a very nice old building that I spent too long walking around stroking things in today to show you….beach cottage love it
p.s. I am missing Barley, I have jetlag & am blogging this at 1am so if this post, is, a bit, you know, more than usual …Mr Beach Cottage is sending me pics of Barls (and videos, LOVE technology) …so maybe he’ll be blogging soon
p.p.s fancy this Mr Beach Cottage and the Beach Cottage Crew??? wanna do another seachange? fancy a bit of the Big Apple instead of the beach? yah