Monday, September 03, 2007

Labor Day in the Village

Before my run-in with the rude parents at Big Daddy's Diner (see previous post), I'd had a quite pleasant day touring around Greenwich Village and checking out the points of interest. Here are a few of the highlights.

First stop, Washington Square Park:




The row houses around the square and throughout the village really hark back to a different age - so very Henry James and Edith Wharton.


Then, a short walk east to old Jefferson Market Courthouse and the lovely little garden next door:


And over to Patchin Place, where poets e e cummings and John Masefield once lived:

That's the thing about New York City. Everywhere you turn, you step in it. History, that is. Political, social, art, theatre history. Everywhere. No time (or energy to do it all) today, so I just did a little. The rest? For another day. Or two.

1 comment:

Liz said...

I should like to visit New York again. So much to see.