Saturday, I visited longtime pal Pamela Whamela Seaton and her fellow D.C. friends, who were staying overnight at the… ahem, Trump Soho Hotel. Mind you, this was no slummin’ kinda room. They were in a 2-bedroom, 3-bathroom penthouse suite on the 43rd floor.
The views… all I can say is when you check out these pics, there are NO WORDS. Damn. *
Above left, the 63rd-annual Brooklyn Heights Christmas tree along the Promenade… right: apartment entry way and below: The Empire State Building is all dressed up for Cmas. *
I caught this quintessential view of the Manhattan Bridge in Brooklyn’s DUMBO earlier this week, just as dusk peaked, casting a gold hue over the blue-green iron of the structure. Actually, the Empire State Building is positioned just in the center of the lower opening of the Bridge, but the sun was so bright, it’s completely washed out… All the same, I likey. *
New York City, 6 p.m. Tuesday, dusk. Not a light in sight. This is one spooky spectacle… Above, a panoramic shot from Wall Street to Empire State Building (Brooklyn Bridge in foreground). Below is Lower Manhattan. Both from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. *
The sun keeps setting earlier and earlier as autumn creeps forward… but they’re still ever as beautiful from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade… sigh… Another summer’s end. (iPhone photo) *
Outside Drom nightclub, 85 Avenue A, NYC. *
You can go home again. Despite my mammer’s four hot topics—get a job, get a haircut, you’re fat and stop smoking—it was a joyous downtempo time of solace during my end-of-summer trip to Lynchburg, Va. Precious. Below, the parents’ home at Westminster Canterbury, where they’ve now lived for 13 years… not more than a mile from where I grew up. Poppy takes on the plants in front, which Evelyn meticulously landscapes every year.Evelyn smiles! Thunder & lightning struck!Ev with Lil’ Blake and below, bro Chris and sis-in-law Judy.Judy celebrated her birthday at the end of the week. We had dinner out, followed by cake in.The 2012 Family Portrait (1).Ev & Dan, September 1, 2012. So beautiful.Family Portrait (2).My final night… spying on Evelyn from outside through the kitchen bay window…Good night for now!And so long, Lynchburg, Va. Nice to see ya again…