Transport: $0 (I used my unlimited subway pass purchased tax free for work) 4 train to 86th st and then the Q from 59th St back home.
Food, Lodging, Entertainment: $0 (I brought a sandwich and flask of tea from home.)
Weather: Very damp but not raining, warm enough for a light jacket.
With my new camera, I approached the park slower than ever with my eyes tuned toward patterns of light and dark and natural phenomenon.
Ack, I realize I forgot to identify this tree. I will look it up in my tree book and get back. Cloudy days make for great contrast.
Here I am playing with light and dark and composition, I’m out of practice!
And then, the wonderful city asserts itself. A young man came up to me while I was photographing the sculpture and asked me to take some pictures of him. For a moment I thought he was an eccentric groom, but he explained it was Polish Independence Day. This is exactly the kind of interaction one hopes for when one is traveling in a new place- learn about the local customs and have a positive interaction with a stranger. I was a bit startled by this wonderful event, and I forgot to ask his name or give him my card, but he said I could post this picture anywhere as long as I stated it was for Polish Independence Day.
Did you have any Veteran’s Day adventures?