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June 8, 2017

Top Ten Thursday: Favorite Place

This week's Top Ten Thursday is ten reasons that make our favourite place on earth so special. I don't actually have any particular favorite place so I'm going with New York.

Reasons New York is special according to me:

01/ the Brooklyn Bridge — it's a good experience even if you only walk half of the Brooklyn Bridge, don't quite know what it is but it just seems like you haven't really been to NY until you walk the bridge

02/ sky view — okay, I'm sure you can see the sky everywhere but it's different in different places

03/ the unexpected — there's always something going on in the streets. once in a while, you might catch someone wearing a panda costume or doing a backflip or playing music

04/ the subway — without it, I would pretty much be struck at home or walk everywhere, some people like taxis but I like the subway, not even sure how to hail a taxi

05/ the parks — there are some beautiful parks, my favorite is the Battery Park/Robert Wagner Jr. Park which is probably as long as Central Park but at least, you won't get too lost as it is one long straight line with a few curves

06/ Strand book store — the main store is at 12th Street and Broadway, what else is there to say except books!

07 — 10/ Bicycles —  I'm too lazy to think of more so #7 through #10 are bicycles around New York city - aren't they gorgeous? I think I would like the blue/mint version (photo 1) if I actually know how to ride a bicycle and even not, I would take it around the city and photograph it

What's special about your favorite place?

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11 comments:

  1. Go NYC! Lovely photos.

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    1. yes, I think these photos are lovely too, though not so recent as I haven't been taking photos lately.

      thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  2. Lots of folks ride bikes around Beaumont. On beautiful days I envy them, as it seems so free. But in all the other types of weather, I'm glad I am in my car.
    Enjoyed the pictures of your corner of heaven.
    Visit me @ Life & Faith in Caneyhead. 😉

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    1. I also envy those on bikes especially on warm weather days.


      thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  3. Aaaww, the bicycles are adorable!
    You keep posting the Brooklyn Bridge, and finally I remembered the name of the movie it reminds me off: "if Lucy fell", have you seen it? A 20 smething girl and her best male friend are making a pact: if neither is involved in a serious relationship by her 30th birthday, they will commit suicide by jumping together off the Brooklyn Bridge.
    Speaking of films, your fall piccture (gorgeous, btw) reminds me of both ""when Harry met Sally" and "you've got mail."
    Thanks for another great Top Ten Thursday!

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    1. I think I"ve mentioned the Brooklyn Bridge at least a few hundred times every time I talk about NY, I did that bridge tons of times.

      I've not seen 'if Lucy fell' but interesting premise. I see NY in a lot of movies and I even did a top ten list about NY & movie locations and yes, bright fall leaves reminds me of 'when harry met sally' I seem to remember the poster with their orange/brown backdrops. 'you've got mail' also has NY location shots so that also reminds me of NY.


      thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  4. What a great top ten Lissa. Love it when you come across unexpected things like buskers and people dressed as animals - London used to be good for that too. The bicycle pictures are lovely, especially the ones with the snow on them. Have a good day Lissa.

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    1. yep, some odd characters but maybe it's not unexpected, bicycles in snow always look lovely.

      have a lovely day.

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  5. I like all those reasons but all of those type of things can be found in London too except the subway system is far safer, less graffiti and the city has way more landmarks that the word knows, not just a handful like NY. I can;t think of anything NY offers that London doesn't plus some, like Canals, more varied architecture, etc! :) Both are horribly expensive though with London being the most.

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    1. it's true, most cities are like each other even if people don't admit it to be so. I"ve never been to London so I don't know much about it except what I read but I think it sounds like a wonderful city.

      thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.

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    2. Well, if you don't like traveling then that might be an issue...plus, as noted, horribly xp!

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