EN BALLADE A NEW YORK
Today was another glorious day here in New York City.
My daughter suggested we have lunch in Bryant Park, the exquisite green haven behind the New York Library on 42nd. Street. When I say lunch, I mean more a picnic lunch than a formal lunch; we bought fabulous club sandwiches and sat at one of the small round tables on what is commonly referred to as "Luxembourg" chairs. The world of parks is very small indeed...
We took in the scenery, watched the passers-by, and had a relaxing hour basking in the sun, commenting on the divine weather allowing these few moments of serenity, feeding the increasing crowd of birds (the tiny swallows were the fiercest, giving the fat pigeon ten times their size a good fight!).
We admired the Bryant Park Grill's luxurious ivy covered facade and the generous mass of leafy maroon plants cascading from large stone urns.
It was all extremely peaceful considering the surrounding city din; Bryant Park is a small piece of heaven ensconced amid the tall buildings of Mid-town.
I of course noticed a stunning design element. The park is constantly being swept and cleaned so one great detail caught my eye: the very beautifully designed garbage cans.
au revoir et bon weekend.