On August 21st, I traveled, from Staten Island into Manhattan, to try to see the Eclipse from the High Line, because I thought that might be an interesting place to see it from. I walked the High Line from 23rd Street to 14th Street. Many other people had the same idea as me. These are a few of the photos I got. The Eclipse wasn’t too great from NYC. It looks like the moon in the sky, but actually, it is the sun being covered by the moon.
Left home in Staten Island at 8:40 a.m. and arrived at 1st Avenue & 47th Street at 10:30 a.m (see above photo). United Nations building in the background.
Was suppose to meet group there that I signed up with on Internet, but so many people, I couldn’t find them. People arriving very fast. Struggled through the crowd. Bought a couple of pins as souvenirs. One says “Women’s March” and the other says “Trump Not My President.” Moved through growing crowd of now thousands of people until I could get to the #6 subway at 51st Street.
Planning to take subway to Grand Central & then the Midtown library before heading home on #10 bus, which I can get right across the street from Midtown library and takes me only a block from my apartment in Staten Island. Since, I’m 74, my stamina seems to be on the decline. When I arrived on 42nd St., outside at Grand Central,the crowd consisting of men, women, children and many families, was so big, moving through them was difficult. There was no way I would ever make it the few blocks to the library, not just because of the crowd, but because streets were blocked off. Decided to go back into Grand Central Station to catch the #6 train to go downtown where I could also catch the #10 Express Bus home.
When I re-entered Grand Central Station from Vanderbilt Avenue, I couldn’t believe it. I’ve never seen Grand Central like that. This was actually the highlight of my day. I had my camera with me all this time taking photos.
All & all, one of the most exciting experiences of my life.
Anti-Trump Marches And Rallies Planned For April 15. Tax Day.
All I’m doing these days is watching snow come down. Keeping lots of food outside for the homeless cats and birds. Knitting while watching TV or Inspector Morris videos on YouTube. I’m trying to read (“Crime & Punishment”), but reading makes me sleepy so then I go on Twitter to wake me up and end up being there for an hour or two. And making op art/zentangle pictures: below are some examples:
It’s been so long since I’ve blogged on this site, I’ve almost forgotten how to do it. I’ve been so involved in politics and the election that I spend most of my time on Twitter.
However, I’m back at trying to do art again. I’ve about lost all interest in photography. My current projects are these designs where I’m combining op art with zentangle. Began using colored pencils, but now am using Prismacolor markers on which I’ve spent a fortune. I guess it’s worth it if I get some kind of satisfaction out of it.