Yes, those New York posts haven’t ended yet.
My little blog that I love so much has been a bit neglected the last few weeks. Sometimes life just gets in the way. We had some dear friends visit from the UK who we hadn’t seen for two years, the kids had school holidays, Will played with his Auskick mates at the MCG – halftime during the Anzac Day game, we got to hang out with our gorgeous family while I photographed my aunt’s wedding in Canberra, Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy have both stopped by, the kids had sleepovers, Imogen has attacked “dress-up phase” with a passion, Model for a Day photo sessions were launched, Royal Wedding and 40th Birthday dinners have been attended… I am so grateful to be this busy. Where would we be without family and friends to enjoy, and a beautiful blog to journal it on?
These photos are from my outing with Imi in Central Park. We went to lunch, bought a book, listened to the opera singing busker in the tunnel, searched for squirrels and wandered through the Park until the lamplights came on and it was so dark we lost our bearings and ended up on the wrong side of the park and were late for meeting up with Dave and couldn’t find the subway so had to catch a cab which we really loved because it had a TV screen in the back of the seat showing the news and a map. Imi kept pressing the buttons and I kept saying, stop pressing the buttons. x
I love how she reads her book “teacher style”, holding it so I can see the pictures.
Our holiday is starting to feel like a distant dream, so I thought I should post a few more photos from New York to reminisce. Many people have asked me what lenses I used for all my holiday shots. Mostly, I was walking around with my 50mm f/1.2.
They do love their flags in the States.
I cannot even put into words the thrill I felt seeing steam come out of the road like this. It really happens, and it looks so New Yorky when it does :)
Chilling in their beds. x
I promise my New York posts will end eventually. Here are just some randoms from around NYC.
My big girl.
Museum of Modern Art.
Will. Walking home from MOMA.
More buskers. This guys was INCREDIBLE. Wheeled his piano into the middle of Washington Square and he was awesome.
Grand Central Station.
Jaz and I had a girly day in New York — shopping, photo-taking, video-making, lunch at the Time Warner Center and then walking hand in hand through Central Park. I LOVE having one-on-one days with my babes.
We always stop for buskers. The kids love to enjoy the talent and drop a few dollars for the privilege. I never want them to ignore someone putting themselves out there :) There are buskers everywhere in New York — and it simply adds to the diversity and eclectic makeup of the city.
View from Time Warner Center, looking across Central Park to Upper East Side.
New York was the one place I had my camera permanently turned on. I love urban spaces and I loved New York and I couldn’t stop taking photos. On a bitterly cold Sunday we caught the subway to the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge and walked across it. The bridge is busy. Cyclists, runners, mums and dads power walking with prams, tourists and everyday commuters.
We didn’t realise we would be able to see the Statue of Liberty from the bridge and this was our first view of it (too far away to photograph), but we were all very excited to see it. The kids are great to travel with – loads of questions about each place. Here they are learning about the building of the Brooklyn Bridge.