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.

1 comment:

An Aesthete's Lament said...

Looking at your photographs made me realize how very few people who live near water actually take advantage of it or are even truly aware of it. The only places I've ever been where one is constantly in touch with water, ie as a populace, are Paris and London, but probably because the Seine and Thames snake through town rather than around it.