Tuesday, May 21, 2013

{DUMBO & the Bridge}

My favourite spot in New York is a funny little place with a funny little name: DUMBO. I was told it stands for "Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass", but I feel sorry for it anyway.
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Despite its strange title, it is really the most adorable and wonderful place ever. Which, I guess, makes some sense since Dumbo was the most adorable and wonderful elephant ever, even if he was a tad fictitious (he's real in my heart). If I were an author (and wouldn't that be great?) and I had some sort of book to write (because that is what authors do) and I also had the means to spend my afternoons anywhere in the whole world to write this book (we're talking teleportation, probably), I would pick DUMBO. I would bring nothing but a box of fruit snacks and a notebook and my favourite black pen and my iPhone with a bunch of tragic music on it.
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Anyway. One of the best parts, besides the carousel, is that DUMBO is right beside the Brooklyn Bridge, which you can walk right over after you've written a novel or before you've written a novel or while you're suffering from intense writer's block. The view from there is unreal.  photo CAB22783-520C-4599-8CE8-63948E918560-214-0000001AB450A4B0_zpsbf97ec4a.jpg  photo 55CB1697-C935-47F9-BA61-650AB3D79E81-214-0000001ABACD9088_zps86ecf781.jpg  photo D498BBBE-C396-428E-ADE5-711AF3383B94-214-0000001AC1F52733_zpse1e7304b.jpg  photo 983EA11A-269E-464F-9E1A-F68FB4AE9EBA-214-0000001AC8B0BD9A_zps1fdf893c.jpg  photo 74AB65F2-59FE-46A8-9E28-D54103A089C4-214-0000001AF654E765_zps46acebd6.jpg  photo 87DE9584-17BF-402E-A57C-4DFEBEB5A275-214-0000001B0343242E_zpscde91e05.jpg  photo 23D73432-00B2-41E0-A5A4-37FE8854666C-214-0000001B0B655FEB_zpse6713758.jpg  photo E41BDBE9-CAE2-48D0-A8F6-F218AA85C145-214-0000001B3E5E512C_zpse922acab.jpg  photo 3A880067-1A62-400E-A0E6-0B4528B96A27-214-0000001B45DC5E84_zps0205123b.jpg I went once during the day, with my sister and her drama people, and once later on in the week at night with Barclay. Because city lights and romance and fireworks over the Statue of Liberty. You know. Like that song.
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6 comments:

  1. ok, besides telling you that I love those pictures at night, I want to share something completely unrelated because somehow it made me think of you: http://dailyoddcompliment.tumblr.com I think it might be something in the writing style and sharing odd yet pleasant and recognisable thoughts...

    x

    Marielle

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    1. ooh, i'll definitely check it out right now! thanks. :)

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  2. I didn't know Barclay joined you too! For how long?

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    1. he came down friday and flew back with me monday! :)

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  3. Well captured! The Brooklyn Bridge was one of my favorite parts. I was a bit too mesmerized to take enough pictures, though. I'm so glad I can look at yours and remember!

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    1. i'm so glad you went! it was one of my favourites too. :)

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