The Beauties of New York

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Washington Irving’s House, or as I told Anthony the place I should live. It’s in Irvington, NY, on the Hudson River.

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Me and Anthony taking a selfie, or as I remember it the time Anthony dropped by iPhone and it lived to tell the tale. Thank you Otter Box Defender series.

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Cherry Blossoms blooming in Sleepy Hollow

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Me–just visiting the Irving plot.

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The bridge where the Headless Horseman started his ride. This was one huge cemetery.

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Cool Springs. Across the Hudson from West Point.

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Gorgeous, historic stone house in New Paltz.

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Me in the shade on a very warm day in New Paltz.

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Walking down West 15th Street in NYC.

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Park Avenue Midtown tulips.

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Trees in bloom and a giant pile of silver poo on Park Avenue.

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An old fashioned and salmon tartare at Papillon.

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Trinity Church.

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The Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory for pandan ice cream.

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Tuna sashimi wontons stuffed with crab meat in a wasabi sauce.

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Bidding the city adieu at a sculpture that makes actual sense to me.

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26 Responses to The Beauties of New York

  1. I love this post, Kourtney. You look so happy. Great photos!

  2. What a great collection of photos from a diverse range of sights! I love the view of 15th Street. Gets my city heart racing. You couldn’t resist sharing the poo, eh?

    • Thanks Gwen! I had a very busy week travel wise. Pawling to Tarrytown to New Paltz then home then to NYC for a few days. ๐Ÿ™‚ I had to share the poo, it was such an awful site on Park Avenue. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. TBM says:

    I love New York! Haven’t done the Irving bits yet. Will have to look into it. I love visiting places associated with authors.

    • They were on my to do list after I read Jessica Verday’s The Hollow. It’s a really cool place. The tours are small so if you can book ahead or get there really early to make sure you get a spot. They do they every half hour from 11:00 to 3:30 I think–but check their website. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s really cool to see where he wrote and how he made a life for himself solely as an author. Gives a girl hope.

  4. Carrie Rubin says:

    Great pictures. Thanks for taking us along for the ride. Love your black and green glasses, by the way. Oh, and this too: “a giant pile of silver poo.”—-Ha!

  5. Sheila says:

    Wow – I’d love to write in a house like that – talk about inspiring. I hope you didn’t run into any ghosts out there. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Me too! As we walked up, I told me friend I should live here. He laughed and told me to ask them about it. ๐Ÿ™‚ Not there, but at my friend’s house I did. I heard someone calling my name over and over again and it woke me up. The guest room bathroom toilet was running. I’m pretty sure the ghost wanted me to fix that. A very helpful ghost. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Ally Bean says:

    You look happy & carefree in these photos. I’ve never been to any of the scenes in your photos. Thanks for the glimpse into somewhere new to me. What a fun way to spend a day.

    • Those moments feel too few lately. ๐Ÿ™‚ I really was in the moment and having fun. Those were two trips within in a week. I went to Sleepy Hollow and New Paltz on the weekend and into the city for a few days during the week. It was a ton of fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. A cool house – and a lake? Perfect. Yes, you do need to live there or reasonable facsimile. Thanks for that bridge picture is terrific. (The bridge and the one in the cemetery could be used when you need pictures of yourself sometime. A writer in context!)
    Looks like a fun trip.

    • That’s actually the Hudson River behind Washington Irving’s house. I would love to live there. Aw thanks. It was a really cool cemetery to explore. I gave Ant some tips for taking my picture and then we got some great shots. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. jmmcdowell says:

    Looks like it was an amazing trip! And I hope it left you energized for more writing, ๐Ÿ™‚ Seeing the Huguenot settlement photo was really coolโ€”I’m supposed to have some of those folks in my ancestry!

    • It was great! Got so many ideas while I was traveling. Had to jot them down. I’m actually trying to do an event in New Paltz. There’s tons of ghost stories around those old homes. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. What great sights. I love the Headless Horseman story, so visiting those points of interest would be fun for me. Give me a ghost story anytime and I’m there!

    • I’ve been wanting to get there for soooo long. It was really really cool. I love ghost stories. ๐Ÿ™‚ And cemeteries. There’s something so inspiring about all the lost stories there.

  10. EllaDee says:

    I love going on trips with you ๐Ÿ™‚ You take great photos, and eat what I’d eat. I love your description of the sculpture… silver poo!

    • Aw thanks. Last week was very busy. Two short trips into NY. But jam packed with stuff to do. There was this moment coming up Park Avenue. I’m enjoying the tulips, I’m remembering all the springs I walked up Park Avenue and then I realize there’s something different. Something that is marring my beautiful memories. Silver poo pile.I couldn’t not talk about it!

  11. Cecilia says:

    Great photos. I totally like that house too. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Thank you for the journey around NY.. and for the meal ๐Ÿ™‚ and flowers ๐Ÿ˜€ xxx Hugs Sue

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