Sunday, October 10, 2004

oooh so much to write about whenever i'm in nyc, but i never know where to start...yesterday was kind of a blur arriving in nyc after being on a greyhound bus for almost 12 hours. i woke up right at sunrise and out of the 52 people on the bus for a while it was just myself and the bus driver. i snapped a few pics of the fiery pink sky - i hope they turn out.

today we were lazy lions sleeping in after a night of clubbing in chelsea. we split up during the day - a went record shopping while i spent the majority of my day at the international center of photography (my 2nd most favourite gallery/museum, tied for 2nd with the gagosian and 2nd only to the whitney).

as usual the ICP (int'l center of photography) had great exhibitions; the 2 most memorable was a documentary on ant farm's reinactment of the JFK assassination and 'inconvenient evidence' a collection of the infamous photos from abu ghraib and photos of the reactions to the publication of these photos (artists reproduced some of the photos as huge murals along busy iraq highways).

tonight dinner was at 'frank's' a small italian restaurant in east village that has taken over the first floor of an old (maybe turn of the previous century) building. the bevelled ceilings are thick with layers upon layers of paint. the food is always fresh and the pasta always al dente. people cram into this small space sitting shoulder to shoulder around small sqaure tables or opt to share the communal table with strangers. each meal starts with bread and orange infused virgin olive oil and ends with a tummy ready to burst.

tomorrow we head back home...every stay in nyc seems too short.


today i was photo of the day at lalaland! what an honour!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

east village!!! :D