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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Grace Church, in Color

Grace Church, NYC
Photo by myself outside Grace Church, on Broadway and 11th Street.

You wouldn't think this is a photo from Manhattan, but it is. This little neo-Gothic church just below Union Square is gated off from the busy street.


As for most New Yorkers, work is instantly nuts for me - a client meeting is scheduled for Wednesday. My first day back was a twelve-hour day. Tomorrow promises to be the same.

Unfortunately, I took a cab home with a madman driving. It was one of those cabs where the back seat was set low, so only the tippy top of one's head peeks out the window. My eyes could not find a horizon to focus on. By the time we reached the Brooklyn Bridge, my head was swimming.

I got home to Mark and Rupert (our dog) and Dida (our cat) conked out on the sofa, one on top of the other in a heap.

It was a welcome end to the evening. There is nothing like coming home your dear ones blissfully asleep, unaware of dodgy cab rides, deadlines and the trivial world outside.

Related posts: Grace Church in Black and White, No Place is Perfect and On Eating Chicken Sandwiches in Montreal.


MaCoBra said...

That church indeed doesn't look like manhatten. I would love to dicover New York. I am particulary interested in the Dutch inheiretance. Is there still stuff visible from that aera? regards from Marcel

Olivier said...

c'est une des très belles églises de NYC, avec de superbes vitraux.
it is one of the very nice churches of NYC, with superb stained glass windows.

Reluctant Blogger said...

Oh dear re the taxi ride. At least you managed to hold onto the contents of your stomach or it would have been an expensive trip.

And yes it is lovely when you come home and everything is as it should be - all peaceful and calm. I often marvel at that too.

Kitty said...

Welcome Marcel!
I don't believe there is anything from the very beginning of the city still standing.

There was an article about attempts to preserve the oldest building in New York, which is located in the Wall Street area. It was a townhouse. I'll have to dig up the article.

Thanks Olivier

lol, yes, I'm glad I didn't lose my lunch in the back seat!

Tammy said...

What a beautiful church! That did not sound like a fun cab ride. :o(

Jilly said...

What a beautiful church. As you say, you'd not think you were in Manhattan. A find.

Lily Hydrangea said...

I love this church, anyone can go inside. In the lobby I seem to remember they have a sign with facts posted about how much it costs to keep the church up & running. I wish I could remember some to share here. Grace church is well worth visiting.
I enjoyed your quick story with a happy ending Kitty.
: )

fishwithoutbicycle said...

I love this church. Sorry you are having a tough week. I can sympathise. I am in London right now - supposed to be on vacation, but I've had to forfeit a couple of days as there is so much going on and work remotely :-( Hang on in there Kitty!!

Live Eyes said...

X' Mas in New York City 2008