Arabic/Chinese calligraphy intersects at a Chinese Muslim temple in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia - Oct 2012
Palacio Real, the largest royal palace in Western Europe!
Plaza Mayor, Madrid 2013
Me too, Audrey. Me too.
One of my favourite things about this summer has been the New York Public Library. Outdoor reading room at Bryant Park and the Rose Reading Room are great, that’s expected. But the most incredible thing is that I can get ANY book amongst the 15,634,320 books in the NYPL catalogue delivered to ANY library location - including the one INSIDE my subway station! WHAT IS THIS PARADISE!?! I do not know what to do with all the riches bestowed upon me.
(pictured: eclectic fourth of july long weekend reading)
yesterday in Bryant Park, I stopped to consult the giant park map and overheard two kids say to their parents: “Well thanks Mom, for bringing us to the most boring place ever.”
I always think things but never say them out loud (especially not to unknown children) but this time I just said, kindly, “This place isn’t boring, this place is great! You should thank your parents for bringing you here.”
I said it with a smile, to make it better, but the parents definitely appreciated it, they looked at me and smiled and said “Thank you,” then to their kids,”see what that nice girl said?”
I like seeing parents bring their children to parks and libraries and museums and I hope those kids had a good day and appreciated what their parents were trying to do for them.