Saturday, October 27, 2007

West Village, Seventh Avenue South at Christopher Street

Mary Sargent © 2007 ……………………….. click to enlarge

The rain having continued until late this afternoon, I offer you this photograph taken one year ago to the day.

October 27, 2006 was a Friday night and after work I went downtown to have dinner with a friend. I had excess photos a year ago, so this one never was posted even though I have a sentimental attachment to Village Cigars.

Years ago before I moved here, when I was still married, I came to New York by myself to stay with a college friend whom you may now know as Luka. Her apartment was sure romantic to this gal from Illinois. Actually, it was to her, too. It was on Christopher Street which was busy and filled with gay men in leather but when you closed the door it was like closing the door on the city. There was an accessible rooftop out the window with a big tree hanging over it. In the mornings, she would go to work and I'd venture out by myself and when I came back to the apartment, I'd know I was in the right place when I saw Village Cigars.

I think it had been here forever even then.

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1 comment:

Rool said...

Beautiful New York light. This photo makes me hostalgic (yes, a typo, but a good one, because it describes my feelings about MY city) - hostalgic for New York, even though it's all around me.