New York | A visual diary

“… because, quite simply, I was in love with New York. I do not mean “love” in any colloquial way, I mean that I was in love with the city, the way you love the first person who ever touches you and you never love anyone quite that way again. I remember walking across Sixty-second Street one twilight that first spring, or the second spring, they were all alike for a while. I was late to meet someone but I stopped at Lexington Avenue and bought a peach and stood on the corner eating it and knew that I had come out out of the West and reached the mirage. I could taste the peach and feel the soft air blowing from a subway grating on my legs and I could smell lilac and garbage and expensive perfume and I knew that it would cost something sooner or later—because I did not belong there, did not come from there—but when you are twenty-two or twenty-three, you figure that later you will have a high emotional balance, and be able to pay whatever it costs. I still believed in possibilities then, still had the sense, so peculiar to New York, that something extraordinary would happen any minute, any day, any month.”

-Joan Didion


                                         

2017-12-11T07:58:08+00:00

7 Comments

  1. Celesté August 10, 2017 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    Incredible adventures Jen!! Spotted the Trix Café 😉 love the pictures! Central park looks amazing

  2. liz August 10, 2017 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    Beautiful pics!

    • Jenni legrange August 15, 2017 at 9:32 am - Reply

      Baie dankie Lizzy! xx

  3. Daniella August 13, 2017 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    Great photos!! You captured the city beautifully.

    • Jenni legrange August 15, 2017 at 9:32 am - Reply

      Ah thanks so much Daniella!! xx

  4. Michelle Theron August 18, 2017 at 8:43 am - Reply

    Stunning photos – felt like I was transported all the way to NYC. Thank you for sharing xxx

    • Jenni legrange September 22, 2017 at 12:00 pm - Reply

      Dankie Shellie xx

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