Monday, January 25, 2010

Sidewalk Vignette


I love to walk through my neighborhood, strolling up and down the little narrow streets.  Some are cobblestone, others paved, all with character and history and at night, each holds it's own little side show.  I suppose you might need a particular eye to enjoy or notice them, but even after over 20 years residing in Soho, it is a rare week I don't pass by something which makes me gasp.

17 comments:

LuliBags said...

Great photo, really atmospheric.

Sandy said...

how awesome to have lived there as long as you have and still be excited about your surroundings!YaY!
AND, then share your photo's with us..... for me, it's great to see places I have never been. I'm on the Susan private tour. :--)

sMacThoughts said...

LuliBags ... thank you!
Sandy .... Hahaha! Yes, I guess you could say so!

Victoria Bennett Beyer said...

Nice shot, my blog cousin. I agree, the lighting makes me feel like I am right there, walking down the street.

Meekiyu said...

yepyep NYC is ever changing =D Never the same. The photo is beautiful very nostalgic to me =D

sMacThoughts said...

Victoria ... hahaha, blog cousin! :)
Meekiyu .... thank you, oh gosh, don't we know it... the changes. I long for the past so I could document how this neighborhood changed SO drastically in the last 20+years!

JUNKER JANE said...

I love it!
I bet there is always something new. How exciting :)

sMacThoughts said...

Yes Catherine, and it's not always a good thing... oh for the ability to go back in time and document how it used to be here, but alas I was not into photography. :(

jim bradshaw said...

I'm so glad you have a "particular eye".

Beth Crocker said...

I love this shot! BTW: When I think how many decades we have known each other & how many times I have been to NY, particularly Soho, w/o knowing how close you were, I am so ashamed! Just think of all the great visits we could have had! The last trip was '05, one night, to see U2 cuz it was sold out in Houston.

sMacThoughts said...

Jim... why thank you (squeegies up one eye and raises the opposite eyebrow)!
Beth .... oh how bizarre!!

Seattle Bystander said...

Hello! Just blogspotting. Great blog! I bookmarked it.

Happy blogging! :)

The Itsy Bitsy Spill said...

I agree!! I lived in the east village for a very long time. I was born in NYC in Manhattan. And loved loved walking the streets at night in the village and soho. I lived by Joe's pub where I use to work as a waitress. And I would walk late at night enjoying the sights of bright city lights and the art all around me. Then I would go to Pick me up on weekends amd mogador for coffee and lunch. MMMMM I remember and I loved it. Your photo portrays the beauty of all the nights I walked those streets, magical beautiful yet dark.

Vintage Whimsy said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog & commenting about winter. You summed up exactly how I feel!! I want a cold & snowy winter so that I'll actually appreciate a warm summer. Right now, I just hate summer. It's hot and buggy and just gross! I think we may get some snow this weekend though so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

sMacThoughts said...

Seattle .... welcome and visit often!
Itsy ... Oh how wonderful, I know you know exactly then what I mean!!
Whimsy .... I know! Here, too... my fingers are double-crossed. :)

Dean Grey said...

What a beautiful shot, sMacThoughts!

The building looks vintage and reminds me of the 1920's for some reason.

Thanks for sharing a bit of SoHo with us!

-Dean

sMacThoughts said...

You're welcome, and thank YOU, Dean!