I had such good luck with taking pictures at Battery Park City that I decided to wander around there a little more again and see if I could spot new things. I started off at Dominique Ansel in Soho. I had a massive craving for a kouign amann so I made the bakery my first stop of the day. As delicious as it was, I couldn’t finish it. Is this what happens as you get older? You have a low tolerance for things you used to be able to love like sugary, delicious flaky pastries. My favorite cereal used to be the Kellogg’s Smorz cereal. Now I can only eat one bowl and by the end of that bowl I’m starting to feel a little sugar sick. The closest I can get to sweet cereal now is Honey Nut Cheerios. I’m only slightly embarrassed to admit that I got overly happy when I saw that Costco had the oversized two pack, which I of course bought. Anyway, feast your eyes on the tasty treats at the bakery.
I do want to go back and try that hot chocolate. That looks pretty cool. Yes, I am aware that Target sells similar marshmallows and all that jazz but I want to try it just to try it. Trying new things is fun. Sometimes I think I spend too much time on Instagram looking at food pics. 😆
I actually have had the frozen s’mores. It’s pretty good. Expensive, but good, but I don’t really go here that often so it generally isn’t too hard on my wallet.
Trying to get a clear shot of anything in the bakery is a bit of a challenge which is why I wasn’t able to include the cards saying the name of each item. For those of you who have been there, you know it can get really crowded in there even when the line isn’t that long. It’s a bit of a tight squeeze.
This is impressive. I wonder how long it took to do. I love looking at wall art and murals. It’s just so artistic and beautiful. I wonder how they did it. They must have used one of those window washer things. I highly doubt they rappelled down the wall all in the name of art.
After a while I decided to start walking around and saw that I wasn’t far from Battery Park City. As I was walking along I spotted this woman, all by herself, just sitting down on the ground and looking at her phone. I was clear across the street (as you can see) and I liked how this woman just looked so tiny sitting there by herself in comparison to the huge building and wide open street. I was going to wait until the man passed by so that it would just be the woman alone again but I like what the man adds to the picture. Another person so close but neither is paying attention to the other. I guess I’m not as done with street photography as I thought.
I was walking along the pier when I spotted this man kayaking in the river. I always think that’s a risky thing to do. I get skeeved out when high tide comes in and the water mists me as I’m walking. I mean, who the hell knows what’s in that water? I’m not sure I’d want to know. 😆
Apparently you can rent kayaks for free. That’s pretty cool. If you’re visiting NYC and you’re on a budget and want to do something other than the usual tourist-y things, this would be something cool. If it wasn’t in that river I might be tempted to try it out. I like trying new things even if they do scare me sometimes (sometimes to the point of a panic attack.)
There was some kind of free art exhibit on a boat. I’d love to have explored a little but this one woman was right on my ass from the moment she spotted me to the point where it made me uncomfortable. Okay, I’m an introvert (hence the blog name) and I enjoy being by myself so most contact with people makes me uncomfortable, but this would have weirded anyone out. She asked if I had any questions and I politely said no. She continued to stand there and stare at me. Okay, weirdo, didn’t anyone tell you it’s rude to stare? I tried to ignore her and went back to taking pictures, not because I wanted to take pictures but because I didn’t want to keep noticing her staring at me. I did manage to get one more shot before I had to walk out because Creepy Staring Lady wouldn’t stop eye balling me.
I can’t even tell you what the exhibit was about because I couldn’t explore like I wanted to without CSL on my ass. What really ticked me off was when I actually left the inside of the boat to go outside. The view was interesting so I was going to take a few pictures before going on my way. The landing area was barely big enough for me to stand and almost directly in front of me were some steep stairs. Creepy Staring Lady followed me out. I figured she was just going to go to another part of the ship even though there were other exits right in the area where the above pictures were taken. Here’s the kicker. She just kept standing there. I tried to concentrate on taking pictures but she just kept standing there, practically arm to arm with me. Normally I just say something like “Am I not supposed to be here, or something?” in a bitchy tone and the person just leaves me alone, but it’s not the smartest thing in the world to do when you’re at the top of some steep freaking stairs. I just got really annoyed and carefully walked down the stairs with Creepy Staring Lady right behind me. I won’t say what I was thinking but it involved me thinking something with the mother of all curses and using my feet to make my point. 😆 This is why I walk most places. People have no awareness of appropriate interactions with strangers and even less awareness of personal space.
This is my favorite photo of the day. It may not be the most interesting picture to some people but I really like it and I can’t explain why.
The first thing I thought of when I saw this guy was, “Is the light really taking that long that you have to sit to wait for it to change?” 😆