I love New York City. When I visit, I don't take in a Broadway Show, I don't go clothes shopping at Macy's, and I don't go to expensive restaurants. I walk for hours, find interesting ethnic restaurants or noodle shops, and I take pictures. I love the architecture and the wonderful old brownstones. My favorite building of all time is that Art Deco beauty, the Chrysler Building.
After my last trip to New York in October, I printed a number of pics we took of iconic New York sights like Radio City, the Empire State Building, a horse-drawn carriage in Central Park, photo-shopped them to black and white, and printed them out. I used cheapie black frames on sale from Walmart and hung them in a kind of gallery in my long, dark upstairs hallway. Then I found a wonderful New York skyline painting to go with my own pics.
Enter Megan, one of my favorite Starbucks peeps. In addition to making one heck of a Skinny Cinnamon Dolce Latte, she also represents a company called Upper Case Living. They have wonderful decals of various sayings and other decorating features which you can transfer to your walls. Megan kindly came to apply the Chrysler Building decal which I chose. This was good, because I stink at that sort of detail work.
And the result is what you see right here; an homage to my beloved City. Now when I wake up and see it as I start my day I think, "How cool is that?"