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Greenwich Village, West Village [Mar. 18th, 2007|08:16 pm]
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On Thursday, the Ides of March, dubaiwalla and I met in Brooklyn, and headed straight for Greenwich Village and the West Village, around NYU and Washington Square Park, down Bleeker and Christopher Street. We were armed with a list of landmarks, but really just rubbernecked and took lots of pictures. That place is so colorful, I can never resist.

The first picture is the Judson Memorial Church, and the sign says,

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[User Picture]From: dubaiwalla
2007-03-19 05:04 am (UTC)
I'm looking at my own pictures now. I think I have enough material for a post centering around you.

I figure I'll do a post each on Times Square, the Rockefeller area, the fossils in the natural history museum, Central Park in the snow, and stuff that fits into none of the other catergories, although I'm not sure if
St. Paul's should go in the latter or be a post of its own. I took more pictures while with you on Thursday than on all the other days combined.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2007-03-19 10:51 am (UTC)
I love posts centering around me! ME!! Do you mean St. Patricks? I tend to arrange photos like I do stamps in an album - similar styles together.

I, also, took SO many pictures that day. I imagine it got harder for you to snap freely in all that sleet and snow.
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[User Picture]From: dubaiwalla
2007-03-19 02:35 pm (UTC)
Alas, no; if I have any SPD pictures, they are too few for me to even remember. But I do have pictures of random things I saw while walking around with you, or later in my trip.

The sleet/snow was tolerable at first, so I have a fair number of pictures from the daytime, not least because I walked from 81st to 36th, and not in a straight line. But it got really horrendous by night, and there were times when just walking was very hard, so taking pictures was out of the question.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2007-03-19 02:57 pm (UTC)
I was actually referring to the cathedral! We went inside St. Patrick's, but I don't know if you went to some other place called St. Paul's. Eek, you walked from 81st to 36th in that weather??
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[User Picture]From: dubaiwalla
2007-03-19 03:11 pm (UTC)
Oops, I did mean St. Patrick's. I did go into other places, but I can't remember if St. Paul's was one of them.

I barely slept that night- I had to be out of your room early- so walking around in the cold helped wake me up. I was afraid of collapsing in the natural history museum, and didn't want to go all the way back to Brooklyn because I was supposed to meet my cousin and her family at Manhattan at 8 in the evening. Besides, the walk allowed me to see Fifth Avenue and Central Park.
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[User Picture]From: jennyeatsit
2007-03-19 05:34 am (UTC)
it's weird to see pictures of places that i see all the time.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2007-03-19 10:52 am (UTC)
Yeah, I know what you mean! Dude, that place is so pretty in the daytime. I'm usually there after sundown.
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