Local wanderings

18 Jul
the name says it all

the name says it all

Last weekend, I spent an afternoon wandering Greenpoint with a friend.  Even though I am coming up on my one-year anniversary in NYC, there is still so much more to explore.  I am finding my way around these days, and can somewhat navigate the subway system, but there is still so much more to explore!

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One of my favorite things to do when traveling is just to wander around and see cities by foot.  I spent so much of my time in India, Vietnam and South America just wandering.  Visiting different neighborhoods, wandering into coffee shops, trying to get a glimpse of what life is like.  In NYC, it is no different.

But, one of the things that I particularly like to do in NYC is to check out all of the street art, as it is amazing, free and abundant!  And Greenpoint did not disappoint.  First off, it is on the water, which was pretty cool to check out.

the view from Greenpoint

the view from Greenpoint

And there were a bunch of abandoned buildings that were great tableaus for local artists.

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Here are some more pictures from Greenpoint — come check it out!

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During my visit to San Francisco, I will be on the look-out as well.

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6 Responses to “Local wanderings”

  1. Lutye Willis July 18, 2013 at 1:44 am #

    Graffiti art a fabulous art form, sometimes to dismay of some. For me, it is generally a moment of appreciation, totally taken unawares, and being happily engaged in the body of work. For one and all to come across, a gift.

  2. Kim (@RTWsomanyplaces) July 18, 2013 at 1:47 am #

    Very amazing street art!

    • planetaurora July 18, 2013 at 1:48 am #

      It’s fun to find what’s out there… like you said about running Kim — what can you notice when you are out there.

  3. Polly July 18, 2013 at 1:33 pm #

    I so love these posts, as I can vicariously travel the boroughs with you, Aurora. You have an amazing eye and you write so vividly about people and places. You were born to travel and reflect on it! Looking forward to the next post…

    • planetaurora July 22, 2013 at 3:14 am #

      Thanks Polly — the next one is going to be about Cali… not a bad place as well!

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