Sunday, June 01, 2008

Thunderstorms in May and NYC musings

My friends decided to take the double decker bus around the city. We took the "bottom loop" which runs from the Village to Midtown. It is an excellent way to get around without taking the subway or a taxi...unless a thunderstorm threatens.

Who would think it would be as hot and steamy as a dog day in August? In the very first photo you can see can see the intense humidity. If you enlarge the photo and look on the far right, you can see the Statue of Liberty in the steamy fog.

It was so dark in Times Square, I was surprised that I could get a photo at all.

These tiles were painted by school children and will be in one of the new buildings where the towers once stood.

And then...the sky opened up and the entire bus was drenched. The tour guide had handed out rain panchos and that helped. The lightning cracked, the wind blew and the rain came down like a wall of water!

Later when the sun came out, we ventured to Tinsel Trading, Martha's favorite store. I have to agree with Martha. It's wonderful. It will be moving soon, so if you can visit it, you will be delighted. If you can't, visit the web site site and read the history.

In a day or two, I will share with you the photos of something more rural. On a walk in MA today, we came upon a bird almost as tall as I and it loved to be photographed!

Enjoy your day.


Mrs. Staggs said...

I missed Tinsel Trading Co. when I visited NYC. It and Tender Buttons are both on my list, for the next visit. I love NYC. My last visit there, was at Christmas, 2001. It was truly a memorable time. Christmas, American Flags, and a tank in front of the Port Authority Bus Terminal. I'll never forget it.

a painter said...

Thank you for commenting.

Tender Buttons is dear to my heart.

I worked near it when it's original owner was running it many decades ago and have visited frequently over the years. Buttons that I painted were purchased by the next owners, Diane Epstein and Millicent Saffro. It is like a button wonderful!

eileen said...

I would love to visit Tinsel Trading Co! Sounds like a fun trip!

Christine LeFever said...

What a fun trip that was! I so enjoyed it and also loved being reminded that I've yet to see Tinsel Trading in person. Thank goodness for the Internet and you!

Christine ~ Zwee!!!!!!!!