Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Shoe Crisis

So I thought it was just drizzling as I decided to walk over the bridge. Halfway across it starts raining heavily. I noticed a lost red shoe on the bikers lane and the sight made me snicker. Little did I know the joke was on me!

It started raining harder and harder, and I started slipping in my sandals with leather soles. All of a sudden, the sole of my left shoe was so drenched that it curled up. I almost fell on my face! The rest of the trip was dreadful, hard to walk with my broken shoe. With each pathetic step, I had to lift up my leg up and out, hard enough so that the flap flattened out before my foot hit the ground.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Newly painted bike signs, finally!

Golden Monks Spotted on the Bridge

Why do Buddhist monks and nuns wear a yellow robe?
When the ancient Indians looked into the jungle they could always tell which leaves were about to drop from the tree, because they were either yellow, orange or brown. Consequently, in India, yellow became the colour of renunciation. Monks and nuns robes are yellow so they can act as a constant reminder of the importance of not clinging, of letting go, of giving up.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Love is in the air...

...despite the car exhaust on the bridge path.

The pictures tell all:

Friday, June 08, 2007

City On The Water

A great view from the bridge this morning. It's going to be a hot one.... can't wait until the river gets clean enough to swim in! I'll dive right off the bridge!

Lost and Found...and a bouncy step

Today's lost and found items were the following:
a green necktie
a tripod in a trashcan
a shiny earring

I also some some familiar faces: bouncy lady overtook me (she's a daily bridge walker who bounces dramatically when she walks) Pictured here with a hat

Friday, June 01, 2007

Bridge Falcon

Sitting on the bridge, watching the tide go up the East River.

Little Red Tug Boat

Felt like riding my bike right off the edge of the bridge into the river.