Morning glories in Battery Park City gardens and New Jersey across the river
...Is officially the third week of September, but unofficially it began yesterday. The morning was in the sixties and raining and it really was sweater weather. I chose to have a very low key Labor Day weekend and my only plan for the day was to meet my college roommate and do "something" outside. We chose my favorite walk in New York City in Lower Manhattan. We walked from South Ferry at the very southern end of the island to Franklin Street in Tribeca. Because it was raining it wasn't crowded and we had the walking path to ourselves most of the time, a rare occurrence. We walked, drank coffee, took pictures, ate lunch at one of my favorite places and caught up on weeks of life. It was just the perfect something to do.
Le District in Brookfield Place, a very upscale shopping area. The restaurant has a series of sections for different categories of French food. We were taken with the beautiful tin boxes and the goodies that go inside. These boxes were displayed with delicious caramels. It took a lot of will power to restrain ourselves from more than a sample. We were good support for each other.
The gardens in this neighborhood make me forget I'm in one of the most densely populated islands in the world. What a delightful and easy escape.
I can't do a post about this walk without including a picture of my favorite sight in New York City. I posted it on Instagram this morning -- though with a different filter -- and a friend commented that she loved it. I wrote that if I was getting a tattoo -- very unlikely -- I would get the Statue of Liberty. For a few years my work view was this part of New York harbor and I saw the sunset over the Lady in the Harbor every week day. From time to time someone would comment that I probably didn't even notice it after I'd been there for years. My answer was always the same. I am in awe Every.Single.Day and I still am.
I'm not sure if it's the chill in the air over the weekend, but I'm back in a writing mood. I know it won't be a post every day, but I think it will be more than the once a twice a week of my summer hiatus.
As ever, thanks for visiting and take good care!