the city, from a boat

May 4, 2011 |  Category:   life nyc outings photography

It was raining. It was the only day this week, of course, that the weather was supposed to be windy, wet and cold, bookended by warm sunny days on either side. But who else gets to go on a fancy cruise ship around lower Manhattan, owned by one of Claudine’s classmate’s parents, as a field trip? Parents, teachers, nannies, grandparents and kids all danced to “Empire State of Mind” and the city in the background, no matter the weather, was magical.

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  • and so i whisper May 4, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Yes it is! and what a wonderful field trip. I imagine the kids were all so excited about the trip, especially if they have not been to the Statue of Liberty. Getting close by boat is a whole new experience for them.

  • vv May 4, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    i love that vantage point of the water from behind blue & red hooded littluns, & i love how you captured that vibrance amidst the gray scene!

  • PInk Ronnie May 4, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Looks like a lovely day, kinda jealous! Your photos are stunning as always.

  • Eve May 5, 2011 at 5:01 am

    I ? New York!

  • Caddy May 5, 2011 at 5:17 am

    What an AWESOME field trip!

  • joanna goddard May 5, 2011 at 7:48 am


  • Atsuko May 5, 2011 at 7:55 am

    Gorgeous! I, especially love the picture of the buildings with new green trees.

  • Jean May 5, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Just want to let you know that after following your blog and eyeing your cookies for a while, I finally purchased one of each of your delicacies available at Dean & Deluca on a weekend trip to NYC this past weekend. So far I have tried the hazelnut whisky sandwich cookies, DELICIOUS!!!!! 😀

  • sarah May 5, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    your pictures – even the rainy ones – always make me want to {finally} visit new york. some day!

  • Cece May 6, 2011 at 2:38 am

    Absolutely in love with your blog.

  • Tara May 6, 2011 at 3:53 am

    I almost think rainy days like that end up being the most memorable. It becomes a kind of fun-taboo-crazy thing that your parents let you do. I bet Mia and Claudine will remember this day for longer than you think possible.

  • Tara May 6, 2011 at 3:54 am

    Or maybe it was just Claudine this day? Either way – very beautiful experience. 🙂

  • Alicia May 6, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Um, wow, these pictures are AWESOME! I always admire how consistent the color/white balance is among all of your photos, it really makes your blog and aesthetic cohesive. That’s one of the trickiest parts about photography for me. Best for last on the Statue of Liberty. 🙂

  • logsylou May 7, 2011 at 4:13 am

    That song makes me buzz even though I’m in England. I can’t imagine how it would make me feel if I was actually treading the streets of the city with it blasting in my ears.