Apart from conference travel, life lately has been mostly about the routine. Working full time (in a temporary personal assistant job) has rather put a crimp in my exhibition-and-gallery-going, although it’s nice to have some extra dollars coming in (especially with a demanding end-of-summer trip coming up, but more on that another time!).
Recent wanderings have included a walking tour of street art in the new-to-me neighbourhood of East Harlem, as well as visits to my more regular stomping grounds, and as usual we’ve been enjoying opportunities for food and drinks with various friends.
Thanks to a calendar snafu Tom spent a weekend up in the Berkshires with friends, which I wasn’t able to attend thanks to prior work commitment – sadly, because by all accounts they had a lovely time eating their way through the lovely scenery and hearing another friend perform in one of the summer concert series at Tanglewood. I don’t have any pictures of that, so here is Central Park, which is (partly) where I was instead:
Like last year, we celebrated July 4th on a friend’s rooftop. Sadly this year the fireworks were much further downtown, so our view was limited to say the least, but it was still a most enjoyable gathering.
I’ve also been enjoying plenty of summer evening strolls along the Hoboken waterfront. Even when the temperature in the apartment is comfortable, it’s always pleasant to catch some evening breezes and admire the shiny lights of Manhattan across the water, and I never get tired of these views.
Finally, a couple of bonus pictures snapped on my peregrinations around the city: