Over 50,000 runners took part in the New York Marathon in November 2018. And I was one of them. I had decided to participate the year before, selling myself the event as a sightseeing opportunity: “You’ll see parts of New York you haven’t yet seen!” That was good enough motivation for me, because to me New York is the greatest city in our modern world … Continue reading “You haven’t come this far to stop.”
There are places in this world that resonate with who I am. That is a hell of a profound thing to say. The countryside I grew up in resonates with who I am, perhaps because it is where I was made. The greyish buildings in the old part of Edinburgh covered in the morning mist resonate with me, as did the cup of hot chocolate … Continue reading Travels of the heart and soul. Musings of the mind.
I have summed up my experience attending a class in Abstract Painting at Pratt Institute in New York in the following article on LinkedIn. Continue reading “There’s freedom in creativity.”
Today I learned that one way of breaking down a wall, in this case physical limits, is to stay on the path and push through – the desire to stop when you arrive at the point on the path where you normally do tend to take a break; the desire to say that you will break those limits tomorrow or on another occasion. The feeling … Continue reading The Wall.
A stroll on Perry Street; a visit to the Whitney; a visit to the New Museum; a visit maybe to the MoMA, because why not; coffee at Sweetleaf; dinner at Salt & Charcoal, because I have to have that sushi again; dinner at the Hakkasan, because I have to bust out my best outfits when I am in New York. An ice-skating session in Bryant … Continue reading New York: Working Up An Appetite.
The New York Public Library is one of those emblematic New York buildings, right there on the map of the great buildings that make the city memorable, alongside the Empire State, the Chrysler, Grand Central Station and the Waldorf Astoria. Built in the 19th century with support from the Lenox, the Astor and other wealthy families of the time, the New York Public Library feels … Continue reading The New York Public Library.
To get to Alice Austen’s House, you need to take the ferry from Downtown Manhattan into Staten Island. I did just that one Saturday afternoon at the start of January keen to make sure I ticked the location off the list of the 111 places I should not have missed in New York. Staying true to my passion for walking, I decided to walk to … Continue reading Alice Austen’s House.