Monday, April 28, 2008

First post, from New York

This blog post is made in New York, from Luke and Anna's welcoming apartment in Williamsburg in Brooklyn. Luke and I have been exploring NY, NY for two days, on foot, by bike and subway. Three of the shots above were taken yesterday in the Museum of Modern Art in its (new for me) premises. The first photo is the start of the NY camino on Saturday one of whose highlights was seeing Anna sing the national anthem at a ANZAC Day gathering organised by the New York Magpies (yes, the Collingwood Magpies doing the 'sidere mens eadem mutato' thing here (the same mind under a different sky or 'see the men eating potato', as you prefer, both appropriate here (thanks, James McAuley)).

This post is made on Andy's birthday. Happy birthday. Hope the Big Pirate spoiled you.

More news to follow, especially on the Camino itself.

Best, Paul

3 comments:

ana said...

Good to see you on your bike and ready to take on the old world after taking in some new world culture. Eat your heart out Columbus.

Love the photos! New camera? Or just the fine quality of the subjects?

Let me be the first to speed you on your way.

An Old Irish Blessing
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Merle said...

Great photos, great subjects, wonderful way to keep us all posted.

Here's another Irish Blessing

An Old Celtic Blessing
May the blessing of light be on you—
light without and light within.
May the blessed sunlight shine on you
and warm your heart
till it glows like a great peat fire.

Sophie said...

Hi Dad!

Good to see you're on the road ... every journey starts with a single step ... and five days of transit :) How are you doin'? I hear Day 4 is the tough one and its all a doddle after that. Keep on trucking; and post something soon! Hit us with your pilgrim afflatus ... (if in doubt, look it up guys, its not a rude word :)), Love Soph