What a gas

Photo prompt curtsy of Roger Bultot

What a gas, I am staying in the Affinia Dumont hotel. Here on the seventh floor whether looking down or up the view is fascinating. Early doors there are helicopters ferrying people to high profile work. Just across the street, well I am English, in their roof garden are two priests walking back and forth reading their bibles. The gold trimmed pages glitter in the bright sun light. Below workers like busy bees stop to collect their ration of nectar at the corner delicatessen. The Chrysler building is splendiferous, but Central Park calls.

Footnote: Dreaming of past times with a snippet from my memoirs…

Writer at Work

This Post Has 41 Comments

  1. Tannille

    You created quite the picture. Happy times. Well done.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Tannille… There have been some marvellous post this week,

  2. rochellewisoff

    Dear Michael,

    Nice job of setting the scene.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Rochelle, … There have been many marvellous posts this week. Unfortunately my commenting skills have failed to do them justice.

  3. Iain Kelly

    Love New York, and Central Park in the spring. Hoping it will soon return to its normal self.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Me to, for me this lock down reinforces how much I we should value the freedom to travel

  4. neilmacdon

    I especially like the priests

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Neil… there are many marvellous posts this week. I wish that I had better commenting skills.

  5. Anthony North

    Great memories – or hopefully premonitions.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Antony… Memories …I hope to be able to visit New York again. There are many marvellous posts this week.

  6. J Hardy Carroll

    That cappuccino looks great!

    1. Michael Humphris

      It certainly was. I can’t wait for the coffee shops to reopen. There are some cracking posts this week, sadly my abilities to intelligently comment are below parr.

  7. Lynn Love

    Lovely images there, Michael. Very well described. A great scene set πŸ™‚

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Lynn, I really enjoyed my time in New York… there are many cracking posts this week, sadly my commenting skills are well below parr.

      1. Lynn Love

        Nice to have some nice memories of that poor beleaguered city.

        1. Michael Humphris

          This week I felt the need to show how special New York can be…. thank you for your comment Lynn.

          1. Lynn Love

            My pleasure ☺️

  8. granonine

    I loved “their ration of nectar,” Nicely told bird’s-eye view πŸ™‚

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Linda, There are many brilliant posts this week, I regret that my ability to give feedback is below parr much of the time. Stay safe. Mike

      1. granonine

        Michael, most of us just appreciate anyone who takes the time to comment. That’s an encouragement in itself.

        1. Michael Humphris

          That is true, thank you Linda

  9. Nobbinmaug

    That’s how you take a vacation. Bask in the nuances.

    1. Michael Humphris

      There are many brilliant posts this week, I regret that my ability to give feedback is below parr much of the time. Stay safe. Mike

  10. Dale

    Memories of New York… lovely

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Dale, There are many brilliant posts this week, I regret that my ability to give feedback is below parr much of the time. Stay safe. Mike

      1. Dale

        Yes, there are!

  11. msjadeli

    Quite a hive of activity going on there. Humans delude themselves into thinking they are separate from the rest of the life forms.

    1. Michael Humphris

      The view from my hotel window was a writers paradise. There are many brilliant posts this week, I regret that my ability to give feedback is below parr much of the time. Stay safe. Mike

      1. msjadeli

        No worries, Mike. Just keep writing and reading πŸ™‚

        1. Michael Humphris

          I will, thank you

  12. Na'ama Yehuda

    Central Park is still calling, though nowadays it is has only spots of individuals walking or jogging in isolation and donning masks, and is dotted with blooming trees but also with the white expanse of the tents in the field hospitals … It is not a normal spring. It is not the NYC as we know it.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Na’ama, There are many brilliant posts this week, I regret that my ability to give feedback is below parr much of the time. I am sad about the need for tented field hospitals. I truly hope that scientists find a vaccine soon.

      1. Na'ama Yehuda

        I don’t think there’s any need (or wish) to judge the ‘level’ of feedback! Reading each other’s work is far more important, in my view, than the exact words one uses. It is the community that matters to me! (and your comments are great, besides). As for NYC, yes … I hope the park will soon return to what it was – the backyard of so many of us in the city, the place to be, hang out, meet friends, play together, rest together. May the bug be evicted. Amen.

        1. Michael Humphris

          The community matters, that is well said. Mike

          1. Na'ama Yehuda

            πŸ™‚ Yay to community, Mike! πŸ™‚

  13. Sandra

    I could have been there. Well described.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Sandra…There are many many great posts this week,

  14. Doug Jacquier

    Top work, Michael.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Doug. There are many great posts this week, which I would have liked to comment upon, sadly my commenting skills are often well below parr.

  15. draliman

    Happier times. You painted the picture nicely!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Happier times indeed, this week I felt the need to show how special New York can be…. thank you for commenting draliman

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