Thursday, November 19, 2009

Give my regards to Broadway

New York City
Snapshots by
Margaret Pangert
Writes from USA
View her website:MargaretPANpipes
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This post is dedicated to my new friend Margaret Pangert being the
100th Follower of this blog. THANK YOU Margaret. Philip Nicolaides

"Manhattan has been compelled to expand skyward because of the absence of any other direction in which to grow. This, more than any other thing, is responsible for its physical majesty." ~by E.B. White


"Empire State Building" I am an American boy, standing up to the world. I sleep the city sleeps. We dreamthe riveter's dream, held island-fast.I wake to taxi alarms.I am a 102-stop elevator ride to heaven. . .

. . . I am ten million bricks of unshakable faith.
I capture imagination at its peak.
I hugged King Kong, he hugged me back.
I look down on Broadway for a work of art,
the Fulton Fish Market for a slice of life,
United Nations Headquarters for a little peace. . .

. . . It's lonely up here without my twin brothers,the World Trade Center Towers.Wait here on my doorstep, Central Park,while I look over Harlem.I am an American boy, face to face with the world."~by J. Patrick Lewis

In a Square of Times Square"Evidence suggests a clock and its fast handis the most fitting tribute for continuity. Times Square (light-lit night) . . .

. . is the backdrop for our story, just as Edenas an orchard is one narrativebeginning. In that one, the snakeas a tempter announces time's end. . .

. . . The Square sits in a city that is less a setidea and more a disdain for sameness. Times Square was always changing. Of course truth was always one side . . .

. . . of certainty. She stops and looks up and seesthe scenic depiction of a drama-charged lifeon the Times Square billboard above,where an actress is asking a moment, . . .

Χαιρετίσματα στο Μπροτγουέι, Νέα Υόρκη
Γράφει από τις ΗΠΑ η
Margaret Pangert
Δείτε την ιστοσελίδα της: MargaretPANpipes
" . . . while I walk on the sunny pavement of Greenwich Village, down Manhattan, clear winter noon, and I've been up all night, talking,talking, reading the Kaddish aloud, listening to Ray Charles blues . . . "~by Allen Ginsberg from Kaddish (I)
Καθώς περπατούσα στο ηλιόλουστο πεζοδρόμιο του Greenwich Village, στο κάτω Μανχάταν, ένα μεσημέρι του χειμώνα, και μιλώντας όλο το βράδυ, μιλώντας, διαβάζοντας το βιβλίο ‘Kaddish’ δυνατά, ακούγοντας μουσική μπλουζ του Ρέι Τσαρλς. . . "~ από τον Allen Ginsberg από Kaddish (I) "

"The city, for the first time in its long history, is destructible. It used to be that the Statue of Liberty was the signpost that proclaimed New York and translated it for all the world. Today Liberty shares the role with Death".
~by E.B. White
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"Η πόλη, για πρώτη φορά στην πολύχρονη ιστορία της, φαίνεται να έχει φθαρεί. Κάποτε το Άγαλμα της Ελευθερίας στην είσοδο του λιμανιού, ήταν η σημάδι που διακήρυττε την πόλη της Νέας Υόρκης και την Ελευθερία κι αυτό ερμηνευόταν από όλο τον κόσμο. Σήμερα το Άγαλμα της Ελευθερίας αντιπροσωπεύει το ρόλο του θανάτου".~ από E.B. White

27 comments:

Margaret Pangert said...

Phivos! This is such an honor! How in the world did you make that happen?! I hope it interests your followers and you to visit New York! Thank you so much! euxapiotw kaiavtio. See you soon! Your friend, Margaret

Ανεστης Θ. Κετσετζιδης said...

Φοιβο
πότε θα πάω ρε γ@μ.. στη Νέα Υόρκη?
έχω τον αδερφό μου εκεί.
καλό σας βράδυ.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

@ Margaret Pangert. Dear Margaret hi. It is my pleasure and honor to host such a beautiful and interesting post like this. Don't worry about my followers. Be sure they have a great deal of taste!! So, they like what we do like! In fact I your text is extra ordinary. Euxapisto kai antio. Thank you and good bye! Your friend, Philip (Phivos)! Please note, that I have been in New York 4-5 times in my life Margaret. See here

@ Ανεστης Θ. Κετσετζιδης. Ανέστη μου, έχει τόσα φθηνά εισιτήρια σήμερα κι ακόμα κάθεσαι;

Cheryl said...

I love it...New York represents everything that I am and believe in. Marvelous! I loved the quotes used in this post. Very nice Margaret.

Janie said...

Great images of NYC! It's like nowhere else.

Lydia said...

I love this post, Margaret! It's so fun that Phivos surprised you by posting it!
Marvelous photos of my favorite city (it's where my husband and I were married...right there at the Municipal Building, and my grandfather decades ago had his office at 217 Broadway - the building still stands!).

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Margaret Pangert. Hi Margaret. The floor is yours. Please response to the comments of our friends.

Turquoise Diaries said...

This is a very nice travel blog..I will visit more to see the places you have been..

Gvendalen said...

Thank you for sharing this nice travel, Phivos

ΕΛΕΝΑ said...

Εξαιρετικές - όπως πάντα φωτός - για μια πόλη που την θεωρώ "μύθο", δεν ξέρω αν καταφέρω κάποτε να την επισκεφτώ, πλέον τα πολύ μακρινά ταξίδια έχουν αρχίσει να με κουράζουν!
Φιλιά!

Margaret Pangert said...

Hi Cheryl! Yes, New York is an alive, electric, exciting city! I am so glad that I live just on the other side of the Hudson in New Jersey and can visit often! Thank you for visiting! Best, Margaret

Margaret Pangert said...

Hi Janie! You're right: there's no place like New York! It just buzzes and hums and makes you feel so alive! I'm glad you liked the photos! Thanks for visiting! Best, Margaret

Margaret Pangert said...

Hi Lydia! I feel like a star! It was so generous of Phivos to do this!
I didn't know you had such ties to New York! You must come back again!
I saw Finian's Rainbow on Broadway last night and thought of you! It was beautiful! They sang "How Are Things in Glocca Morra?" three times! Major stars: Jim Norton as Finian, Kate Baldwin as Sharon, Cheyenne Jackson as Woody, and Terri White, a famous singer! The staging was glorious! We had dinner at Carmine's right next door! Best, Margaret

Margaret Pangert said...

Hi Turquoise Diaries!
Philip is a prodigious traveler and shares in this blog so much of what he has seen and done. He also welcomes travel photos and info from other bloggers. It's a great site! Best, Margaret

Margaret Pangert said...

Hi Gvendalen! Phivos is very generous in sharing his travel information as well as in ecncouraging fellow bloggers to post their travel stories here, too. It's an amazing blog! Best, Margaret

Janie's World said...

Great post. I like the words of the story put with the pictures, very poetic. I love New York, but have only been there once. Thanks for sharing.

Margaret Pangert said...

Thank you again, Phivos! I feel very special. I followed your link to your New York trip and was very humbled. Some incredible places were shown that I missed: St. John the Divine Cathedral, Grand Central Railway Terminal, South Street Seaport, and those two photos of the Statue of Liberty were suberb!
Right now, there is a fabulous show of Paris by Karine at http://karinefarjon.blogspot.com., if you would like to invite her here. We'll always have Paris! Heartfelt thanks, Margaret

Margaret Pangert said...

Hi Janie's World! Thanks for the compliments! You'll have to come again! New York is so exciting and alive! There's nothing like a Broadway show or a stroll down Fifth Avenue! Thanks for dropping by! Best, Margaret

Phivos Nicolaides said...

ΕΛΕΝΑ. Είναι όντως, Έλενα μου η πόλης των πόλεων, ένας "μύθος". Με τα σημερινά δεδομένα υπάρχουν μεγάλες ευκαιρίες να μακρινά και φθηνά ταξίδια. Αξίζει πάντως τον κόπο ένα ταξίδι στη Νέα Υόρκη, όσες φορές κι αν πάει κανείς.

Loli Martinez said...

Preciosas imágenes llenas de sensibilidad .Bonita publicación .
Un saludo .

Kata said...

Hi,very nice post.Intrestings!:))

Margaret Pangert said...

Un saludo, Loli! Estoy alegre usted tuve gusto de la historia y de las fotos de Nueva York. Gracias por sus palabras buenas. Recuerdos, Margaret

Margaret Pangert said...

Hi Kata! I'm glad you liked this story about New York! Hope you get to go some time! Best regards, Margaret

Cheryl said...

NY has always been one of my dream city destinations. I hope I can visit it someday. Thanks for sharing a personal side of NY to us. :)

The Things We Carried said...

FABULOUS SHOTS OF NEW YORK!!

Desire Fourie said...

New York, New York ... definitely something to sing about.
Desire

sonia a. mascaro said...

Great post about NY!

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