being a taphophile and other things

it was a 
busy weekend

two of my Cincinnati friends visited
 Phillip(e) 
is an historian and docent trainer
 at
 Cincinnati's 
glorious 
which is quite the mouthful 

anyway

 he 
and 
Mary 
another friend and docent at Spring Grove 
had 
said 
they 
would like to visit 

coincidentally

 I'd recently 
spoken 
with 
Brian Sahd 
Woodlawn's Executive Director 

Kismet 

we got to Woodlawn



after an adventure on the aptly named Woodlawn Jerome #4 train 

Mary wondered how far we were from Vermont



nope 
not Vermont
the very end of the Bronx


timing is everything
Brian had just returned to his office

after introductions discovered Phil knows Susan Olsen,
 the Director of Historican Services, 
we got the royal treatment

 Susan personally escorted us
 on 
what was 
just 
going to be 
a quick look at a mausoleum 


she not only 
did 
that

she opened 
another 
so I could get shots of the 
Tiffany windows


 this carving on the floor



 she spent well over an hour with us  

Woodlawn 
covers
 400 acres 

we,
 I, 
am
 so 
grateful
she 
also
drove us to the subway station

  Next up
 on the agenda 
a walk 
along 



The High Line



 a visit to the Green Flea


Columbus Avenue put its fluff on


silly us doing that into the window shot


 lots of walking 
made 
lots of eating
 okay




brunch 
at 
between




 walking 
The High Line 
and 
wandering 
the 
Green Flea 
made 
indulging 


hipstamatic app jimmy lens dreamcanvas film no flash

in
 french toast 
with
 syrup
 fruit 
and 
eggs 
less guilt inducing

We also beautified™ at Polished 
shopped at Zabars
ate 
Indian food
coffee at McDonald's
a first for me

 a whole lotta 
photos 
taken 
will be
 shared
a way to say thanks for coming along!

24 comments:

  1. Great shots.. love walkin about with you
    and company.

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  2. cemetery's & crypts are great places. what a treat for us that you shot that Tiff window!


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  3. What great adventures you have! Thanks for taking us along - and how was the coffee at MickeyD's?

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  4. What a fab weekend. How wonderful to have gotten the royal treatment at Woodlawn, the windows are lovely. I love the High Line! I'll have to be sure to make time to visit it again when I'm in the city in June.

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  5. wow, you had a WAY better weekend than I did. Ok, I was working, but still...
    Those windows are just fantastic! Stain glass windows are one of my favorite things in the world that that floor. Yes, I have cemetery visiting envy.

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  6. What an interesting weekend, complete with good company, good food and a great tour.

    Next time I come, let's do the High Line.Oh, and Paradou too.

    Ahhh, Zabars.

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  7. OK, in the midst of all this wondrous nature and history I also need to say - I love your shoes :)

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  8. What a lovely timne you had! Loving the shoes and the brunch and the windows and the carvings - actually I loved it all!

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  9. I'm exhausted! What a weekend filled with fun, friends, photos and food! What more could one want?

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  10. I knew we see Phil Baby somewhere! :) Sounds like you three had a ball. More photos!!!
    V

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  11. I had a feeling those shoes might be yours, I think that you and Aimee might have the same taste in a lot of things Daryl! Gosh what amazing Tiffany windows and they were in a mausoleum? So that means they can only be seen by family when they visit, seems such a shame more people can't see and admire them. The carving on the floor, some sort of astrological chart? at first glance I thought hmmm 'kama sutra' positions hahaha! Another fabulous weekend walk with great friends, thanks so much for taking us along, I look forward to it on a Monday.

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  12. Wow, what a weekend! Taking photos at Woodlawn must've been quite an experience. So much walking, no wonder you can eat like that and stay thin.

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  13. what a lovely adventure you had! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. What serendipity Daryl, and it sounds like it was such a wonderful weekend!!
    Great photographs!

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  15. LOVE the pictures! What a great weekend!

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  16. Daryl, so glad you had a wonderful weekend!

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  17. Gorgeous! Gee, you're having fun this spring! Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Looks like the weather cooperated and so glad you had a fun-filled weekend! I love the window/mirror shots :) When you dine, I always go check out the menu to see what I would eat. What you chose made me drool. Love French Toast.

    Great time was had by all :)

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  19. Great, great shots and I love the flowers on the High Line...food ain't shabby either.

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  20. Wow. Great photos here, Daryl! Damn, girl, you sure pack a lot into a weekend, don't you?!!

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  21. What a fantastic day! Love all these photos. And, if you have any surplus energy, would you please send it my way!

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  22. i do find cemeteries to be very calming. nice to see other folks enjoy them too.

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  23. Thanks for letting me tag along on your outing. What fun seeing the city through your eyes.

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  24. One really busy weekend! What wonderful photos! One thing I would love about living in NYC would be having so many things to do so accessible.

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