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Friday, March 25, 2011

Outside Madame Tussaud's, in Times Square

Outside Madame Tussauds, NYC
Photo by myself outside the Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum on 42nd Street and Broadway.

Larger than life portraits adorn service doors at the Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in Times Square. The Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum is right next door.

Times Square is no longer the seedy street it used to be. It's now part amusement park, part mall. A couple multi-story movie theaters are located on the street, as well as many fast food joints.

As a New Yorker I recommend not spending too much time along 42nd Street, though Times Square can be pretty cool at night. There are so many neighborhoods in Manhattan and the outer boroughs that represent New York City, its people and history much better.

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I'm in Boston for the weekend. My grandfather passed away a few days ago at the incredible age of 99 100. He will be very missed.

He was feisty and intelligent, always in good humor and grateful for his life. I grew up with him and my grandmother around me, and their voices resonate in my head. To the very end, my grandfather insisted that he was only 98 years old.

Just Thursday night, my brother welcomed a baby girl. I am officially an aunt! What a happy and reflective time it is for my family.

Posts will continue here each day as usual.

Related posts: Now Playing at the Booth Theater, Madge + Macy's = Mayhem and Faces in Fashion, in Bryant Park.

8 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Sorry to hear about your grandfather. Congratulations as well on becoming and aunt. Hope you are well.

Kizz said...

Congratulations and condolences. Hope you're enjoying your family time.

Terry B, Blue Kitchen said...

Kitty, I'm glad you had your cool sounding grandfather as a part of your life for so long. And congratulations on your aunthood!

Regarding Times Square, you're right--it really is best seen at night. And there are so many more wonderful places to be in New York. When we had our younger daughter with us on a New York trip, we visited Times Square just to show it to her. Then later in the same visit, our path happened to take us through there again. Surveying the tourist trap stores and sea of tourists, she said to us, "I never have to see Times Square again."

Kitty said...

Thank you, Luis!
It's good to hear from you.

Hi Kizz
Thank you. It's good to see everyone again despite the circumstances

Hi Terry
Thanks so much.
It's also neat to hear that someone visiting NYC has the same feelings. Good for her.

Nori said...

Through your blog, we could recognize yourself. Like same way, we also could imagine your grandfather.So you were happy with him in this world, he also must be happy with you. He may be watching you from heaven, with his gentle eyes. I pray for his soul.

Pierre said...

Great w and b photo. Cool ambiance.
Congratulation, you will certainly be a good aunt.

Joanne said...

Lifes circle, amazing how it works, what a full life he had!
Have a good week end with your family.

Kitty said...

Thank you, Nori.
Your prayers are very appreciated. I can tell you are a gentle soul as well.

Thanks Pierre
I only hope to be. What a responsibility!

Thanks Joanne
It's so true. I think keeping a sense of wonder is key to enjoying life.