Wie die Wasserratte schon 1908 zum Maulwurf sagte: "Glaub mir, mein junger Freund, es gibt nichts, absolut gar nichts auf der ganzen Welt, das auch nur halb so viel wert wäre, wie einfach mit Booten herumzubummeln … Ob du dich davonmachst oder ob du es bleiben lässt; ob du dein Ziel erreichst oder ob du ganz woanders ankommst oder niemals irgendwo, beschäftigt bist du immer und etwas Besonderes tust du nie."


Aus "Der Wind in den Weiden", von Kenneth Grahame.


As the Water Rat said to the Mole already in 1908, "Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats …Whether you get away, or whether you don't; whether you arrive at your destination or whether you reach somewhere else, or whether you never get anywhere at all, you're always busy, and you never do anything in particular.


From "The Wind in the Willows," by Kenneth Grahame.

Donnerstag, 1. Februar 2018

Instapix New York

Nein, Roy hat Plan B nicht über den Atlantik geschippert. Noch nicht.

No, I didn't drive Plan B over to NY, but I did take a look at the boating possibilties. Pretty choppy in late January, but stirring scenery.
Sondern für ein paar Tage Tochter Stella besucht.

We had a short packed week together, Stella and I.
Lower Manhattan is our turf.
I would have to call Stella's neighborhood the Lowest East Side.
A banished canine, while inside a barely house-trained human is allowed in. Not fair, perhaps, but Doughnut Planet's a little piece of heaven on earth anyway.
Stella had to visit Condé Nast, now ensconced in the new World Trade Center. I was happy to walk around and gawk.
Meanwhile, looking uptown....



Poor Mark.
Ai Weiwei's Arch in Washington Square, one of his city-wide installations on refugees (and fences).
Not the youngest boarder, he's got his crutches on hand, should he need them....
Her charges line up for the Penn Station pigeon lady.
Stella at the WTC Memorial, now part of the redeveloped site.
Downtown NYC is soaring.

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