Friday, April 24, 2009
A Spring Bike Ride
An artist's palette now blooming on West 12th Street in Greenwich Village
I did something fun today; I rode my bicycle downtown along the Hudson River to my new job at an ad agency. I am a bicycle boy and love to ride around town. The weather was nice so I thought I would give it a try. (Click on the pictures to enlarge.)
It was a beautiful morning along the river. I passed daffodils and felt free and heard Joni Mitchell's "Chelsea Morning" in my head. It was all very Dutch.
When I got downtown, I had to find a place to lock my bike. This is the World Trade Center, ground zero, across from where I work.
There is a Jeff Koons sculpture in front of my building, and a lot of construction going on all over the place downtown. It's like working in Dubai. Construction workers in hard hats everywhere; it's one big building site.
After work, I rode my bike up to the gym at the Chelsea Piers. This is a playing field at Battery Park and the river beyond.
I love being near the river. I love water, beaches, islands, sea.
Yes, that is the Statue of Liberty in the distance.
Spring was bursting out all over.
A tree blossomed over the bike path, with the river beyond. What a nice way to travel to work. Aren't I lucky.