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Past Narrows Botanical Garden. Busybodies will be busy.

Posted to Flickr – at the window, lower right margin.

Or here.

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Lunch walk

Strolling around the office in May sunshine

[see the rest here, or @ the lower right margin Flikr window]

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8 утра. Комната в будайском “Модном отеле” сдана, багаж оставлен консьержу, у меня 2 часа до заказанного такси и 5 часов до вылета. Полчаса на завтрак (и какой! ах, эти кокосово-бело-шоколадные шарики к кофе с пенкой!)

Вышла из ворот на улице Ури, пересекла квартал до стены и пошла гулять по периметру.

Тихо, безлюдно. Цветут каштаны, семенят собачки, часы бьют на церкви Матиаша.

8am. The guestroom’s key card is surrendered to reception, a porter stored my carry-on, I have 2 hrs till shuttle to the airport and 5 – till my flight. Buda Fashion Hotel’ restaurant fed me their last breakfast, fit for a squadron of hungry Hussars – oh, those coconut-white chocolate balls with cappuccino!

Out the doors I go, across Uri Utca, along the meter-thick  parapet wall,  around the castle hill. There are no people, just occasional doggie and his master on a leash. Heady aroma of blossoming chestnuts, breeze, sun and melodic sounds of clock from the Matthias church.

[see Flickr window, bottom right margin. Or click here]

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Guess,

where was I yesterday?

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The Renwick, Part II

Opened another folder on camera’s memory card – and discovered more pics from the Renwick Hotel.

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IMG_0116You might ask: “you, an atheist – and “temple” of any sort? why, or why?” And I’ll tell you, flashing my lashes over curvy shoulder: Art Deco, baby!

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IMG_0100Open to the public last time before big renovation, TWA terminal in John.F.Kennedy airport was THE destination this past OpenHouse weekend.

The OHNY site description reads:

Architect: Eero Saarinen, 1962; Restoration, Beyer Blinder Belle, 2015

One of the most famous icons of mid-century modernism, the TWA Flight Center, beautifully restored over the last six years, is on the National Register of Historic Places. MCR Development, the firm selected by the Port Authority to celebrate Saarinen’s masterpiece and reopen it to the public, is advancing a privately-funded $265 million plan to rehabilitate the national landmark to its original splendor and deliver the first on-site, world-class airport hotel at JFK International Airport. Through a $65 million investment, MCR Development will preserve the iconic terminal for the public to enjoy. Expected to be complete in 2018, the redevelopment plan will include a museum focusing on New York City as the birthplace of the Jet Age, the storied history of TWA Airlines, and the Midcentury Modern design movement.

Sounds tempting? You bet, for you and me and, apparently, 10,000 more people! (or more – I just ballparked the #)

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OPNY-15, Day 2

Yesterday dragged myself home, exhausted. Memory card filled, battery died – had to buy a pack on the run between two sites. Saw lots of beautiful, amazing things –  promise to load pics later. Didn’t di my weekend chores, house is covered with dust, started laundry at 11pm, went to bed at 1am: happy as a bird. Now came back from Pilates, emptied camera’s memory and leaving again for Day 2.

Stay tuned!

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OHNY-15

Traditional announcement: tomorrow and Sunday Open House NY invites you to hundreds of publicly-accessible sites all around the city.
[And those of you who were lucky enough to register for a tour at Renwick hotel: you’ll meet me wearing volunteer’ T-shirt. See you tomorrow afternoon!]

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Carousel

Want to come for a leisurely walk in Battery Park? The grasses and wild roses smell wonderful, there is a breeze, tourists are tired and too bewildered to elbow you – and Seaglass Carousel is opened for a whole week already!

See more in my Flickr album, or in a right-margin window at the bottom.

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One walk in the woods of Quebec

A click – and you’re there!
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***wordpress почему-то поменял ленточку-фон в “закулисном” меню: вместо синенькой-красивенькой теперь там пошлая 6-цветная радуга (без жёлтого). полистала ленту и дошло. это они так празднуют одобрение верховным судом гомосексуальных браков? смело! solidarnosc!

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Annonce

Первую неделю июля проведу в Квебеке.
Интернет-таймаут. Лес, пилатес, вкусная еда и массажи. Если чудом найдётся кто-то местный желающий встретиться, черкните – подумаю как.

First week in July I’ll spend in the woods of Quebec. Taking Pilates, speed hikes, massages and delicious meals – and internet timeout. If by an outlandish chance some reader from the northern side of the border wants to say hi – let me know now, will think of smtn.

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Red Whale

Madison Square Park, NYC, several years ago (2010? 2011?)

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AAAAA!
Каюсь и перестаю жаловаться. Мои-то просто микроскопические задохлики, не чета заокеанским:

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Sat.

Had BIG plans for today. Started right: ate healthy breakfast, went to hairdressers for a haircut, then to dry cleaning, then to gym.
And from that point on everything crumbled:
Body: in ruins. Energy: none. Patience: on a last leg. Desire to continue on a chore list: nil. Money spent in Century XXI on my way back from gym: $$$. That’s how demoralized I was. And now I have bunch of clothes to alter, too!
I don’t even want to eat. My back and legs hurt even when I simply stand straight! And I’m tiiiiiiired…

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April sunshine, tbd

IMG_0294Another installment of sunny pics from yesterday’s walk @BBG see @ my Flickr album

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A walk in the Garden

This morning Gerard joined me on Eastern Pkwy for a breath of a spring goodness; we have had a pleasant walk around all my favorite corners and then enjoyed a picnic on a sunny bench in Shakespearean garden (despite some busybody with inflamed self-importance who tried to ruin it).

Ladies and Gents, please welcome…I give you… BBG!

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A blogger sat in a Paris café with a glass of Loire Blanc, engaging in that oh-so-French people-watching. Is that me or you too notice that 80% of French men look distinctly gay?

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У гугля ходы записаны!

Имеется некая юзерица АА1: талантливая рассказчица, милый и тонкий человек, женщина лёгкого бунинского дыхания. У неё имеется муж, АА2 – полная противоположность. Разумеется, АА1 была почётным автором моей ленты несколько лет, когда я из любезности включила туда АА2, обременительным привеском “в наборе”. АА1 последние годы редко появляется в ленте, редко пишет свои замечательные посты-рассказы, поэтому когда она сообщила, что с дальнего севера они направились на несколько дней в сторону нашу южную, я решилась и написала приглашение погулять вместе в Манхеттене. Потерплю, думаю, АА2 заради АА1, не впервой.

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В белой рьяности волн

via zhenyach: Substractures by Andres Amador

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Идея-фикс

о поездке в Италию вернулась. Именно сейчас мои финансы завывают романсы убойной силы – а стоить эти 2 недели, судя по первой интернетной прикидке, будут тыщи 3 в лучшем случае.
Как люди ищут дешёвые авиа-билеты? kayak утешения не приносит…

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Решила: бог-с-ней, с Италией. Не до пасторальных красот мне сейчас.

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Disappointment

Friday

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Disguise

По дороге домой из зеленной лавочки с удовольствием рассматривала ряженых на Халлоуин прохожих. Нахмуренные подружки за 40 пошагали в бар на бранч: одна тощая как метла и с метёлкой же наперевес, вторая – нечто вроде “урожайной феи” – шляпка в виде тыквочек перевитых шиповниковыми ягодами. Навстречу прошёл гвардеец кардинала, в плаще с плеча и до земли, драпирующем шпагу. Первые робкие детки – принцессы, миккимаусы и пираты, с мешками для конфет в жадных руках. Одалиска из оперы – может Похищенье из Сераля, а может, Бахчисарай: в чёрном мешке до земли, чёрной же занавеске с намордником, только пятки розовые видны над расшитыми золотом шлёпками…постой-постой…эта тётка вовсе и не в костюме.
Она по жизни такая!

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OHNY-14: Parks. Part II

Inconvenience of spending 5hrs of my Sunday time on a round trip to/from Inwood (“How tarsome”! – would say a certain E.F. Benson’s personage) was totally compensated by the park itself.
Fort Tryon is the stage of historical events of Revolutionary War, a gorgeous estate bought from original owner (Billing) and developed into park by Rockefeller – and one more example of Olmsted landscape design.

Sunday was my day of volunteering for Open House; I expected very little attendance due to distance. I was pleasantly surprised. My tally-sheet was filling up with visitors, and I had no difficulty to collect people for the tours.

It was a gorgeous day, unexpectedly sunny and warm, and I saw so many happy faces, human and canine, entering the park! One of pleasant experiences of volunteering is how visitors interact with you in your semi-official capacity; it never cease to amuse.

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