Subways, The Brooklyn Bridge, And Soho


I’m one of those people who actually enjoys going underground; riding the subway. And call me weird, but there is something so urbanely intoxicating about how they SMELL. I can’t exactly describe it, but it’s a cross between electrocution and gasoline.

See, I told you I was weird.

And the subway system in NYC is mind-blowing because it’s an intricate maze of tunnels that will take you anywhere you wish to go. The public transportation in this city is awesome because it runs 24/7–365 days a year and is reliable.

Now I normally don't take subways when I go into Manhattan on a day trip because I walk everywhere. And when I say walk, I mean WALK. I can cover anywhere from 80-85 blocks in a day. Yet, the strange thing about it is that I am not even aware I’m walking that far because there is so much to look at I don’t notice the distance.

I have to add here that Val is the perfect NYC traveling companion because she loves to walk as much as I do. And we walk at the same speed – warp.

However on this trip, since we were meeting up with Rob in Lower Manhattan, Val and I took a subway so that we could get there within a certain time.

*By the way, the weather was perfect. No heat. Didn’t even break a sweat.

So down we went to the 28th Street and Broadway subway station and took the R train.


I mentioned to Val that when I lived in NYC back in the ‘70s & ‘80s, the subway cars were dirty, riddled with graffiti, and had NO air-conditioning. Well, look at them now…


When we got off at our stop, we called Rob at his office and then he met us on the street.


And can I just tell you how super it was to finally meet him? As Rob shared in one of his emails to me after we met that day, it’s one thing to know someone online, but to meet them in person is another. I don’t care how many times I meet fellow-bloggers, I still get that same excited feeling. And meeting Rob was no exception. What a grrrreat guy he is!

*waving from Philly*

Hi, Rob!

I will share more about our meeting and what we did at Ground Zero on another post later next week.

After we hung out with Rob, Val and I grabbed some lunch and sat in a park and people-watched, which is a phenomenal experience unto itself.

Then we were off to a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge.

It’s been YEARS since I did this, so I felt like a first-time virgin.




The Empire State Building
Lady Liberty
Later in the day, we took another subway uptown and got off on Spring Street. I had no idea where the hell we were going, but to my utter delight ended up in Soho.



Soho is an artsy and what was once, a very Bohemian part of Manhattan. The cobblestone streets are lined with old warehouses; containing loft apartments, art galleries, and shops. It used to be cheap to live there, but now it’s VERY expensive. In fact, it’s expensive to find residence in NYC…period.


Chanel Soho - I had to take this shot because I used to work for Chanel.


Rag & Bone - Val spotted a black dress in this store that was beyond sexy.


Le Labo Fragrance Lab - They hand-blend fragrances in this shop; customizing them to your desire. The aroma from this place was so alluring that it drew us in from the street.


Helmut Lang – Clothing Designer. They were renovating his designing studio.

Val and I saw some filming going on in this street. I immediately got all excited; thinking we would spot a movie star or two. But alas, we discovered they were shooting a TV commercial. Buy hey, it was still exciting!



And like they say in the film industry…“That’s a wrap!”


Thanks so much for taking this tour with us everyone. Hope you enjoyed!

Yes, I'm finally back online, so I will be visiting your blogs today...x

56 comments

  1. Loved the pictures, Ron. They made me feel I was back there. Oh, I wish! When I was over there I longed to go on Brooklyn Bridge. Unfortunately hubs has no head for heights and bridges scare him to death. Your pics compensated somewhat because now I know what it would be like going there. I think it's great that you meet up with blogging friends, erm that Rob looks like a nice guy!


    Well, as I have already told you... it is FABULOUS to have you back in the fold again. Have a wonderful day x

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  2. GREAT to have you back, Ron! I'm so glad you were able to finally meet up with Rob.

    I love your subway tile photo. LOVE those tiles. I would not be able to cross the Brooklyn Bridge on foot unless I kept my eyes on my feet! We saw a commercial being filmed there last time too. Everyone had on New Years Eve hats and noisemakers. It was April. Fun to see!

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  3. Great to have you back! Yet again you have me jealous that I havent made the drive to NYC. I am thinking a day trip might be in order sooner rather than later! Thanks for all the awesome pictures!

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  4. Rob LenihanAugust 07, 2013

    Hey, Ron, it was so great meeting you and Val! And I'm estatic that you're finally back online. Can't tell you how much we all missed you, buddy!

    These pictures are beyond fabulous! I'm a lifelong resident of this town, but these photos prove how I can sometimes take this fantastic city for granted!

    You and Val should've tried to get a part in that commerical--you're both so adorable!

    And btw, "a cross between electrocution and gasoline"?!? That sounds like a new men's cologne!

    Great seeing, buddy, and we WILL do it again!

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  5. Rob LenihanAugust 07, 2013

    Thanks, Valerie!

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  6. Thank you for taking me to NYC with you! Your photos are incredible, especially the Brooklyn Bridge.

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  7. Awesome bridge photos Ron. You can't beat a good bridge.

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  8. What a lot of GREAT photos!

    Now this is one thing we are not similar in. I hate the smell of the underground (subway). It makes me feel a bit nauseous. I travelled on the overground and underground trains every day when I worked in the centre of London, but give me the overground trains any day. Loved those.


    Our Soho is a den of iniquity, where all the seedy things go on. Not a place to go walking around at night ;)

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  9. Ron, I was so excited to see that you posted today and were back online. One of the girls I work with reads your blog too, so when I told her you were back, she was so happy!


    What a wonderful post and what great photographs! Love the ones of Soho, especially the one of the cobblestone street. What a creative angle. And I laughed so hard at your description of how the subways smell. You are so funny!


    And cute photo of Elmo! Have a wonderful week, Ron! So glad your back.

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  10. Good Morning Valerie!

    "When I was over there I longed to go on Brooklyn Bridge. Unfortunately hubs has no head for heights and bridges scare him to death."



    Its funny because I'm not really keen on DRIVING over bridges, however, walking over them doesn't seem to bother me. Isn't that weird? Now I will tell you, at one point Val looked DOWN through the cracks of the wooden walkway and said, "Look Ron...you can see all the way down." OMG...and when I looked down, I freaked!!!


    Yes, Rob is a really nice guy indeed. Very comfortable and easy to be around and talk with. He's a typical New Yorker, very real, sincere, and as a good heart. And he's a super writer as well!


    Thanks so much for stopping by, dear lady. I'm so happy to be back online again. And thank you for your email today!

    X

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  11. Aw...thank you, Bijoux! And it feels so GREAT to be back!

    (((((( You ))))))

    Yes, meeting Rob this trip was the biggest highlight! I know you're a fan of his blog, so I wish you had been there as well. Hopefully, one day you and I and Rob WILL meet in the city. Wouldn't that be super???? I would so enjoy seeing NYC with you because I know you love it as well.

    "I would not be able to cross the Brooklyn Bridge on foot unless I kept my eyes on my feet!"

    It's funny you mentioned that because at one point Val and I DID looked down at our feet; not realizing we could actually see through the wooden walkway all the way below. OMG...we freaked!!! HAHAHAHAHA!

    "Everyone had on New Years Eve hats and noisemakers. It was April. Fun to see!"



    Isn't NYC crazy wonderful?


    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Hope you're having a great week!


    X

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  12. Hellooooooo Shae!!!!!

    Thanks, girl. It's so great to be back. OMG...I missed blogging SO MUCH!!!

    " I am thinking a day trip might be in order sooner rather than later!"



    And if you do, let me know, because maybe I can meet you there. I would LOVE that!!!!!


    Thanks for stopping by, Shae! Hope you're having a super week!


    X

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  13. Helloooooooooo Rob!!!!

    "Hey, Ron, it was so great meeting you and Val!"

    Ditto, buddy! And I was so upset that I wasn't able to post this post last week because I was so excited to tell everyone about Val and I meeting up with you!

    And yes, thank GOD I'm back online. I was having MAJOR withdraws!

    " I'm a lifelong resident of this town, but these photos prove how I can sometimes take this fantastic city for granted!"

    It's funny because I mentioned something to Val this trip, and said that when I LIVED in NYC, I took it all for granted too. Now, whenever I go back, I realize what a FANTASTIC city it truly is. New York might not be for everyone, but for me, it has a life force that feeds my soul.

    I have a friend who lives in Europe and flies internationally for Virgin Airlines. And even she said that out of all the cities she's ever been to (all over the world), NYC will always be her favorite.

    "And btw, "a cross between electrocution and gasoline"?!? That sounds like a new men's cologne!"



    Bwhahahahahahahaha! CRACKED ME UP!!!!


    Thanks for stopping by, buddy. And yes, we WILL do this again! Have a great week!


    X

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  14. You're welcome, Rob.

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  15. You so welcome, Suzi. Glad you enjoyed :)


    I'm so loving this new camera and still playing around with all the cool settings; experimenting. I'm so glad I got this Canon!


    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Hope you're having a FABU week!

    X

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  16. Helloooooooo Dale!!!!!


    Thanks, buddy. Yup...you can't beat a good bridge!


    Thanks a bunch for stopping by. Hope you're having a super week. I'll be stopping by everyone's blogs today; catching up. Can't wait!


    X

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  17. Oh, and there's this - http://gawker.com/subway-panhandler-pranks-riders-with-unexpectedly-uplif-994360971

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  18. Hey there Babs!

    Thank you :) I'm so happy I got this new Canon camera. I've been trying new things and really having fun. There is still so much I want to lean.

    "Now this is one thing we are not similar in. I hate the smell of the underground (subway). It makes me feel a bit nauseous."

    Yes, I can TOTALLY understand because I know people who feel the same way about that smell. Yet, I don't know WHY the hell I love it so much!?!? In fact, the first thing I said to Val when we walked down the stairs was, "OMG...don't you LOVE that smell?" HAHAHAHAHA!

    "Our Soho is a den of iniquity, where all the seedy things go on. Not a place to go walking around at night ;)"



    Yes! That's exactly how it used to be in NY Soho. It was a place you DID NOT want to go (especially at night) because it was very seedy and rundown. But I cannot believe how they turned that place around and made it into a gorgeous area!


    Thanks so much for stopping by, Babs! And also, thank you for stopping by last week. I was so frustrated that I couldn't response to comments.


    Much X to you and Mo!

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  19. Ron, I felt like I was right there with you and Val -- what a fun trip! It's been years since I visited The City, but I remember parts of it like it was yesterday (especially the Diamond District!!). So much to see, so much to do, so much ENERGY!


    Thanks for sharing your visit and your photos -- I just loved the ones of the bridge! How cool that you got to meet another fellow blogger, too!


    Have a fabulous Hump Day, my friend!

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  20. Hola Denise!

    Aw, thank you :) It feels sooooooooooooo great to be back online and blogging again. OMG...I felt like I was cut off from the WORLD! I was getting ready to lose my mind - HA!

    " Love the ones of Soho, especially the one of the cobblestone street. What a creative angle."

    I don't what it is, but I LOVE ground level photographs. I also love looking UP photographs as well.

    "And cute photo of Elmo!"



    Val actually spotted Elmo attached to that bike, just before we walked across the Brooklyn Bridge. Isn't he ADORABLE??? I just HAD to take a picture of him.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl. Hope you're having a super-duper week!


    X

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  21. Okay Dale...that was the most BRILLIANT video clip EVER!!!! OMG...I was so totally caught off guard at the way it ended! I loved the reactions on the faces of the other passengers, and they went from one extreme to the other.


    Thanks so much for sharing, buddy!

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  22. Hellooooooooo Debbie!

    "but I remember parts of it like it was yesterday (especially the Diamond District!!)."

    OMG...it's been YEARS since I've been there!!! I gotta go back there the next time I visit. Thanks for reminding me because that area is a world unto its own.

    "So much to see, so much to do, so much ENERGY!"

    Yup...that's NY! And that's why I love it so much. The life force is AMAZING.

    "How cool that you got to meet another fellow blogger, too!"



    Yes, WAY cool!


    I think we should all have a blogger's meeting sometime (centrally located), where we could ALL meet up. Wouldn't that be fun?


    Thanks so much for stopping by, dear lady. And happy hump day! Gosh, I can't believe it's Wednesday already!?!?


    X

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  23. So glad to see you're back in service, dude! I bet you are one happy camper. We missed you too!


    Wow, these are some great photos! The BB shots are so cool. Love the one of Lady Liberty. I'm very interested in reading about your time spent at Ground Zero. Can't wait until next week.


    When you write about New York, it's like you make it come alive through your own excitement.

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  24. Mark PetruskaAugust 07, 2013

    I remember very well riding the subways in NYC in 1976 - we were in town for the Bicentennial, and did the usual touristy things (Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, etc.). My mom has a photo of my dad on the subway, and it's horribly dirty and covered in graffiti. Hard to believe how "cleaned up" New York has gotten since then. I almost miss the dinginess of the old Times Square - that feeling of depravity and danger. Now it's almost like walking around in Disneyland.


    Glad you guys had a nice visit and a good time in the city!

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  25. it's a cross between electrocution and gasoline. Umm, yes....you're weird. :-) The subways certainly look nicer than how I remember them from decades ago when I visited NYC. I must admit, I'm not a fan. But if I lived there, they'd probably be preferable to the alternative! LOVE the artsy, angled shot of the Brooklyn Bridge looking straight up. Fantastic! And Lady Liberty always gives me chills when I see her. Great photos. Thanks for sharing. Hope your week is going well.

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  26. Hiya Matt!

    Thanks, bud. Yes, I AM one happy camper indeed. Not having internet or phone service felt like being cut off from the world. Last night when I saw that I had a connection, I JUMPED UP AND DOWN!!!

    "I'm very interested in reading about your time spent at Ground Zero. Can't wait until next week."

    Yes, I will be sharing about that probably next Friday. I wanted to save that experience for a separate post.

    "When you write about New York, it's like you make it come alive through your own excitement."

    It's because I adore that city. Whenever I come back, I feel recharged with life force.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, Matt. Hope you're having a most excellent week!

    X

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  27. Hey there Lisa!

    "it's a cross between electrocution and gasoline. Umm, yes....you're weird."

    HAHAHHAHAHAHA! I know, aren't I WEIRD??? But I can't help it, there is something that smell that I find intoxicating.

    "I must admit, I'm not a fan. But if I lived there, they'd probably be preferable to the alternative!"

    I know what you mean because we have a subway system here in Philly as well, and many people feel the same way. They're not a fan.

    " And Lady Liberty always gives me chills when I see her."



    OMG...I can't believe you said that because I feel the same way. I too get CHILLS when I see her. To think of how long she has been standing there and what she represents, is so emotional.


    Much thanks for stopping by, my friend. Hope you're having a lovely week!


    X

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  28. Hellooooooooo Mark!

    "I remember very well riding the subways in NYC in 1976"

    OMG...that's exactly when I lived there!!!!

    "My mom has a photo of my dad on the subway, and it's horribly dirty and covered in graffiti. Hard to believe how "cleaned up" New York has gotten since then."

    Is that not AMAZING?

    ".I almost miss the dinginess of the old Times Square - that feeling of depravity and danger. Now it's almost like walking around in Disneyland."



    I TOTALLY agree! When I lived there, Times Square was Times Square. Now...it's DISNEYLAND.


    NYC has most definitely changed in appearance since then. But what it still has is a MAGICAL energy that I don't think will ever change. You can feel it when your feet touch the ground.


    Much thanks for stopping by, buddy. Hope you're having a faaaaabulous week!


    X to you and Tara!

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  29. Welcome back, Ron!!!! And what a great post to come back with. As I shared with you so many times before, when you speak of The Big Apple, I feel your love for it.


    The photo of Rob, Val and you just reeks of happiness. You can see it in your faces. All the shots on the Brooklyn Bridge are exciting. Love the view of The Empire State Building through the wires. And Soho looks like an amazing area!


    I think if I were to ever visit New York City, I would want to see it on foot as well. From what you've shared, it seems like a place you would want to take in every detail.


    Thanks for sharing, Ron!

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  30. Hey ho Robert!

    Thank you :) It is so great to be back online, I can't even tell you. I felt castrated from the world - HA! Last night when I came home and saw my phone working, I screamed with joy!

    "The photo of Rob, Val and you just reeks of happiness. You can see it in your faces."'

    Oh, and we WERE so happy. Like three giddy kids! There is something so wonderful about meeting bloggers in person!!!

    I was utterly amazed at the change in Soho. Like I shared, at one time is was very cheap to live there because no one wanted to live there. But now, it's a HOT spot. I love all the little cafes and shops that are privately owned. So cool!

    Yes, I think if you were to visit NY (especially as a first time visitor) the best way to see it would be on foot. When I go, I usually take one section (lower, mid, or upper) and hang out for the day.

    Thanks for stopping by, buddy! Hope your week so far has been awesome!

    X

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  31. Hey there Ronnie,
    It is so great to have ya back!! :)))
    I loved all your photos; feeling like I was with you guys ( how I wish).
    Yes, I am understanding you for the excitement of meeting bloggers for the first time. When it was us, one second, I was nervous and the second that I opened the door, I was giving you a hug.

    I have never done that before in my life. Blogger friendships can be magic :)

    It soudée like a perfect trip over to NYC. Your Brooklyn bridge pics rock... Like you!

    xoxo from D & I.

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  32. Bonjour Barb!

    Thank you and it's great to BE back :)

    *doing the happy dance*

    "Yes, I am understanding you for the excitement of meeting bloggers for the first time. When it was us, one second, I was nervous and the second that I opened the door, I was giving you a hug."

    Yes!!!!! Do you remember that? In fact, YOU were the first blogger I met offline...and what an AWESOME experience that was. The wonderful thing about blogging with someone for awhile and then meeting them in person, is that you already have a kinship with them before you ever meet. And then meeting them is like you already know them on a deeper level.

    Thanks for stopping by, my friend. And that you for your kind words. Hope you're having a marvi week!

    Talk to ya soon!

    X to you and D!

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  33. Aw man! How awesome!!

    And even though I'm sad I couldn't make it - to see you and Val - I'm kind of glad I did - because I would have FREAKED OUT on the Subway and ruined all of the fun! And then I would have REALLY REALLY FREAKED OUT if y'all even suggested walking over the Brooklyn Bridge.

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  34. Oh, that's so great that you got to meet yet another blogger! I plan to be on that list some day.


    I like riding the subway, too, although not so much for the smell. XD


    Love the 28th Street sign. Great city photos and I especially like the close one of the bricked street.


    Glad to see you back on-line!

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  35. Hey there Meleah!

    OMG...I TOTALLY forgot about your fear of bridges!!!!!

    That's okay, the next time Val and I go to NYC and you want to go with us, we don't have to take a subway OR go over any bridges. We can just hang out and walk around. I would LOVE for you to go with us because we have SO MUCH fun!!!!

    Thanks for stopping by, girl! Hope you're having a FABU week!

    X

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  36. Hey Secret Agent Woman!

    "I like riding the subway, too, although not so much for the smell. XD"

    HAHAHAHAHAHA! I know, aren't I SICK???? I can't help it though, there is something about that smell that intoxicates me :O

    And hey listen, if you ever do go to NYC, I would be more than happy to meet you there. We would have a BLAST, I know we would! Two crazy Libra's running around the city!!!

    "I especially like the close one of the bricked street."



    Thank you :) I have this 'thing' about ground shots. I love that angle for some reason, so when I saw the cobblestone street, I just had to snap it.


    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, girl. And yes, I am sooooooo happy to FINALLY be back online!!!!!!


    X

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  37. Herman TurnipAugust 07, 2013

    Wow. That was an orgy of pictures....and it made for an awesome ride! Felt like I was tagging along with you guys. You've shown me sides of New York that I've never seen before. That view of the Brooklyn Bridge is rather famous. At least I've seen that bridge before, so I didn't feel completely lost! And I can't imagine how difficult it must be to bike on those cobblestones! On the Tour de France part of the course ran along cobblestone streets very much like the one in your pic, and more than a few guys fell down in some of the more sketchier spots.

    Anyway, great pics! I'm going to scroll through them one more time :-)

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  38. Howdy Herman!

    Yes, this trip Val and I went to MANY areas of the city; some of which I we hadn't even planned on, we just ended up there. But OMG...was it ever FUN!

    As you shared, the Brooklyn Bridge is rather famous (especially in a lot of Woody Allen films. I had been YEARS since I walked across to Brooklyn, so I felt like a tourist!

    "On the Tour de France part of the course ran along cobblestone streets very much like the one in your pic, and more than a few guys fell down in some of the more sketchier spots."

    Holy cow...I can't imagine what it must have been like to ride a bike across a cobblestone street because it's hard enough to WALK over it. I bet that was ONE bumpy ride!

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, bud. Hope you're having a super week!

    X to you, Karin, and Mr. Tyler!

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  39. I think you and Val would be the perfect tour guides for my first time there, Ron!

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  40. Yes, OMG...that would be so much fun! One of my favorite things to do is to see NY with someone who has never been; seeing it through their eyes for the first time!

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  41. He's back, he's back, he's BACK!!! Woohoo!!
    OMG, that could NOT have been a good time. And you best be helping your provider keep their word on not chwrging for the nonservice days....good grief that was a chunk of time!!


    Nuh uh....that is NOT the NYC subway. Where's the grime and vulgar graffiti? And there's like....colourful seats and...space!!? Nuh uh!!
    Ohh...but Soho transitioned well....or is that another 'nuh uh!!..' Elmo on a bicycle, I buy. LOL
    The photos are lovely. Taken with the new camera? I'da been toting both, just so I could be confident in something turning out...but these turned out really well. The photos from the bridge are just awesome. I think it's an amazing place, even if looking down means queasieness (I can say that cuz it wasn't me! LOL) Looks lik it was good weather, good company and good times!!

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  42. Hiya Mel!!!!

    Yes...I FINALLY got my service restored on Tuesday. And boy was I HAPPY!

    "And you best be helping your provider keep their word on not chwrging for the nonservice days....good grief that was a chunk of time!!"

    Oh yes, you better believe I will. In fact, I spoke to several people at Verizon already about it - HA!

    I know, isn't it AMAZING how awesome the subways look? No grime, no graffiti and they now have AIR CONDITIONING!!!

    Yes, all these photos I took with my NEW camera. And since, then I've learned a lot more cool things to do with it. I've been practicing since last week. I am so glad I got this camera!!!

    Walking over the Brooklyn Bridge was so much fun! We had ice cream in Brooklyn and then we took the subway back to Manhattan. Oh, what a great day we had!

    Thanks oodles for stopping by, dear lady. Hope you're having a super-duper week!

    (((((( You ))))))

    X

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  43. Sounds like a great plan, Ron!

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  44. Okeydokey, let's do it!

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  45. Thanks, again for sharing the pictures and words. You make me smile, bro!

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  46. (((((((( You ))))))))


    X ya, Sis!

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  47. How fun for you guys! And so glad it was cooler than that last hell you had to put up with. I already love Val's photography. I'll have to check out Rob's blog. Oh, and Le Labo? Coolest signage ever!

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  48. Hey Chrissy!


    OMG, me too because the last trip we made in NY was sooooo hot!!! But this time it was PERFECT weather for walking.


    Yes, isn't Val's photography faaaaaaaaaabulous???? She has been such an inspiration for me because she is self-taught and learned everything through just doing it.


    You will LOVE Rob's blog. He's an awesome writer and a really, really super guy! So yes, stop by and introduce yourself because I know he will LOVE you as well!


    Thank you, I saw that Le Labo signage and though it was the coolest too!


    Thanks for stopping by, girl! Have a super weekend!


    X

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  49. I'm still enjoying your camera recommendation, Ron!

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  50. That's so GREAT to hear, Matt!!! I really enjoyed having that camera!

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  51. ron i remember you saying you loved the smell of the subway while we were there and i was sniffing the air and all i smelled was urine. just kidding, i didn't smell any urine or anything else.


    i totally love the rag and bone photo (my favorite color is in there) and the one where you put your camera on the cobble stones....well done, my friend.


    you know i'm ready to go back and i love that you can walk your feet off! woohoo. fast or slow, it's the easiest thing to do. how people get tired of walking i don't know. unless of course, they have a problem.


    and i'm glad you got back online. my connection was spotty while we were away, but at least it was there, most of the time. i love my internet. ;)

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  52. Hey Val!

    " and i was sniffing the air and all i smelled was urine. just kidding, i didn't smell any urine or anything else."

    HA! It's that certain "electrical" smell I'm referring to. The smell that comes from the subway tracks. OMG...I LOVE IT!!!

    The next time we go back, we have to go into Rag and Bone and find out HOW MUCH that black dress cost. I bet A LOT. But it was so sexy and faaaabulous!

    "you know i'm ready to go back..."



    Meeee too! We have to try going back when the fallish weather hits - like Sept or Oct.


    Yes, I am soooo happy I finally got back online. It only took WEEK!! God, did I miss it!


    Thanks for stopping by, girl! And thanks again for a super fun trip!


    x

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  53. The underground (subway) system in London is great too, but I have no sense of direction at all so wouldn't attempt to traverse it on my own. Luckily, MWM seems to have a built-in gyroscope and can find his way around anywhere so I'm safe with him! I love your photos Ron.

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  54. Yes, I've heard that the subway system (the Tube) is awesome!


    "Luckily, MWM seems to have a built-in gyroscope and can find his way around anywhere so I'm safe with him!"


    Bwhahahahha! OMG...how funny! Like you, I have NO sense of direction. In fact, I actually have to THINK right or left!


    Thanks so much for stopping by, dear lady! Have a lovely week!


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  55. '... a cross between electrocution and gasoline'.. Bwahaha!


    How cool is it that you got to travel around NYC with Val AND meet Rob. OMG... awesome! What a beautiful photo of the three of you.
    Of course, the other photos are FABulous, too!! We have only been to NY a few times.. once was in Washington Square Park for a festival. Isn't that near Soho?


    So when I eventually get over to Philly for our 'Day O' Fun'... hehe.. there will be little to no power walking, k?? LOL Hanging out in the park, maybe feeding a few squirrels...yes. Coffee and soy cocoa at B & N's cafe, sure. And anything or anywhere else that is close by, definitely... but, stroll is how I roll. ;)

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  56. Hiya Mary!!!!

    Yes, it was sooooo COOL meeting up with Rob and Val. I always get so excited before and during a meet up with fellow-bloggers.

    And one of these days YOU and I have to meet, okay?

    "So when I eventually get over to Philly for our 'Day O' Fun'... hehe.. there will be little to no power walking, k??"



    HAHAHHAHAHA! Yes, I promise...NO POWER WALKING, just strolling. I can stroll in Philly, but in NYC I have to power walk. It's the energy there that does it to me - HA!


    Thanks so much for stopping by and reading and commenting on my posts, my friend. You're a sweetheart!


    (((((( You ))))))


    Have a MARVI week!


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