Monday, March 26, 2012

Yale University vs. Coney Island

The second set of photos from my trip, (there are many more, but I'd rather tell you about things in the present next time, rather than nearly a month ago!) to make things more exciting, I have decided to only show you black and white ones.

The Old School at Yale University.

The "unofficial" motto - the "official" motto is "Lux et Veritas" (Light and Truth)

One of the colleges - all built in the Gothic style, but ever so slightly more modern.

Now, onto Coney Island. The American School Friend was a little concerned that so little was open and thought I might be disappointed. I was not. I was delighted. No crowds, and empty, "dead" rollercoasters to photograph.

Cyclone - a rollercoaster, which originally opened in 1927

Wonder Wheel price board

Landmarked Pavillion

Boardwalk, pier and shelter.

Thus concludes the American Holiday of 2012.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Radio Silence

It has been rather quiet around here, as I was away visiting the American School Friend in Brooklyn. Then, as so often happens, life suddenly took over on my return.

I thought I would entertain you with a few highlights from my trip (there are many, you may have to endure more than one post on this matter).

Purl Soho - the knitting and stitching shop of my dreams.

Look at all that yarn. (Please excuse interior bluriness, I didn't want to disturb others with the flash, and I was using the point and shoot)

And the wall to wall fabric selection. Oh, be still my beating heart.

And the SoHo architecture. I love fire escapes. I am weird, I know this.

Wait! There's more. Flags, outside the United Nations Headquarters.

A giant Scrabble Board.

And a sad looking horsey outside Central Park. We didn't ride. They looked too sad and were far too pricey.

Next post, we'll compare and contrast Yale and Coney Island.