it has only taken a week but i think i may have finally caught my breath and gotten some sleep. after a 17 hour bus ride up, two jam packed-action filled days and another 17 hour bus ride home, i can truly say i have had a real career moment! at times, it was a little overwhelming-to just think about where i was and who else had been there. at others, it was just plain fun; we were so well prepared that everything went off without a single hiccup. however, since i was a little busy, i didn't take many photos-but i have a link to lots of them at the bottom of this post. these are a few of the photos i took.
the kitchen, this is the backside of the pass.
the view into the kitchen from the far side of the pass.
we were unbelievably lucky; our event was on 2/14 and there were not any events scheduled on the day before. we were allowed to load in and prep the day before. that meant we were not as rushed and had a little time to wander the area. when we finished prepping on 2/13, a few of us hit the streets and headed to chelsea market on foot.
like moths, we were drawn to the light...
i do not envy the person who had to attach all of those little lights.
we pigged out on gelato and sorbetto
then we headed up to the high line for a nap.
the old rail line that was converted into the high line park
love the way the building is staddling the raised railway, as if it is stepping over it
14th street-the meat packing district
the uneven sizes and angles of the glass on this building made wonderful reflections. i could have spent hours photographing the building and the reflections. we headed back to the house so that we could go to dinner as a group.
after a lovely dinner at mc cormick and schmicks, we walked to times square. having grown up in new jersey and spending many, many days and nights as well as working in new york city, i must say that times square at night is always impressive. a little overwhelming but always an adventure.
and then it was time to head back to the hotel-we had a busy day in front of us...
link. and congratulations to tara(in the photo above)-she travelled with us and took all of the photos on the cafe's website. didn't she do a great job?