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dogs, urban life & sunsets *new york*

9 March 2011

I hope you’re not sick of my New York photos yet? No, me neither. Never will I tire of the memories of the inspiration, visual splendour and stimulation of New York.

I am fascinated with the integration of dogs into American urban life. Knowing how much my dog thrives on activity around him, he would fit into New York so well. Seeing the dogs everywhere never wore off as a source of happiness for me. Australia is more strict with animals in public places and I would love to see the widespread adoption of an attitude and laws more accepting of well behaved, clean dogs in cafes, shops and apartment buildings. A highlight of our stay was not seeing celebrities (such as New Kids on the Block going into our hotel), but rather the dog walker we met in Tribeca. We stood on the sidewalk talking to him for 45mins, exchanged emails and are still in touch with him. An ex advertising executive, he was so happy to have left a career that no longer made him happy and now spends his days with the most adorable dogs, walking them and cuddling them. Sounds perfect.

Highline Park had been on my list of things to do before knowing we were going to New York. I love the concept of revitalising an unused precinct, building or infrastructure to create such an inviting public space. I can’t wait to return and see the subsequent sections of the rail line converted into parklands. So many interesting and forward-thinking urban developments in this beautiful city.

And when I grow old gracefully, I want that perfect grey hairdo and polka dot scarf. So elegant.

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3 Responses
  1. March 10, 2011

    lovely photographs. i’ve never toured new york so this is a nice visual trip in replacement. but why does the little girl inside me still shriek everytime you mention new kids on the block was staying at your hotel? haha. hope all is well friend. glad you’re back online. you’ll be hearing from me soon.

  2. Connie permalink
    March 10, 2011

    Hi LI,

    Such beautiful photos as always! You really do have an amazing eye. I love the one of the wrapped flowers with just a little bit of flower poking out. Thank you for sharing :)

  3. March 13, 2011

    i love every single one of them.
    xo

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