167 lady liberty and chelsea

Oh New York... you have so much goodness to offer.  Everywhere I look is a photo looking back at me.  I don't know if I would ever tire of photographing this city.  Spent the morning on the jobsite.  And since it wasn't quite ready that meant I had a free afternoon to roam the city!  I had lunch at the Loretta Howard art gallery with my client who's friend was showing some beautiful paintings.  We sat and chatted with the artist and gallery owner - she even gave me a book from her personal collection! Devil in the White City - can you believe I've never read that book?  (Well if you know me, yes... but seriously I really should read it!) Such a lovely and unique experience! 

Since the gallery is right on the High Line, I decided to walk along and enjoy the elevated view.  What a cool project!  And there were a lot of people walking, sitting and chatting, kids playing in the water features - a fantastic public space!  I might have enjoyed it a little bit more... but it was 100 degrees and 100% humidity - within an hour  I was about to pass out from heat stroke! 

To seek air conditioning and cold water, I popped into the Chelsea Market.  I would love to go back and spend more time in Chelsea!  I loved all the little shops, outdoor dining and the architecture!  I managed to make it back to the hotel just before the crazy storms - watched them move in over the Hudson.  I was lucky enough to have a room with a view of the Statue of Liberty and as I sat there watching the storm roll in (while checking emails and making calls) it struck me how busy that waterway is ... boats all around liberty island.  Maybe I will get on one of those boats and go out the actually see that statue up close and personal someday.  She is lovely from a far... 

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