Tuesday, I took a spur-of-the-moment bus trip into Manhattan because I desperately needed a New York fix.
As most of you guys and gals know (and are probably getting sick of me saying it), I love NYC. Yes, I’m partial and blatantly prejudice, but to me NYC is the greatest city on the east coast. I could probably give you fifty reasons why I feel this way, but the main reason is because of the energy. There is no place I have ever visited or lived that has the kind of special energy the Big Apple does.
NYC plants, grows and harvests creative energy. And it's an energy that is contagious because it coaxes you to tab into your own creativity and blossom. I always feel recharged whenever I’m there.
I had planned to visit a few weeks ago, however, the weather was not very cooperative. I don’t mind if it’s cold, but it was also a week when we had a lot of rain. And when I go to NYC, I want to be outside walking around, not dashing into buildings to get out of the rain.
Tuesday started out sunny, but then turned grey. Yet, it didn’t darken my spirit because I was in my FAVORITE city.
I took over a hundred photographs, which I will selectively and periodically be sharing with you over the next couple of weeks. But I wanted my first post to be on a topic that I had promised one of my readers, Dale, I was going to post about LAST January, but didn’t have the opportunity to get into NYC as I had hoped.
Another thing I love about the city is that so many movies are shot there. NYC is an incredible backdrop for film because there is such a diversity of visuals. And you can’t “fake” shooting films that take place in NYC because it just doesn’t work. You have to actually go there and shoot them because it’s the energy and flavors that are so perfectly captured on film. NYC is a starring character all its own.
Dale and I both loved and admired Audrey Hepburn. And one of our favorite films is Breakfast at Tiffany’s. So I walked up to 5th Avenue and 57th Street, and took pictures of the infamous windows that she stood in front of during the opening scene.
The store front of Tiffany & Co.
The window on the right. And it's funny how you will sometimes see people taking pictures in front of that window; reenacting Miss Hepburn with a cup of coffee and a pastry.
A closeup of the window.
And here you go, Dale...the first Tiffany's window that our beloved Audrey stood in front of...
I leave you with the opening scene from Breakfast at Tiffany's. Enjoy...
Have a beautiful weekend everyone!