This is the blog of Mark Wordsworm, the travelling worm. I’m a 25-year-old bookmark and can proudly boast my own Hallmark serial number, 95 HBM 80-1. You’ll probably want to read all about me and my Travelling Companion (the TC).
Today’s travel notes
Me and the TC are in New York, New York. The city that’s so big, you have to say it twice.
My impressions? Smiles are a little hard to come by, but all’s well when you get to know someone.
The book I’m in
Kill Decision, by Daniel Suarez. Convincing death-by-tech end of days adventure. This worm thrives on it.
Recommended food store
Whole Foods Market Chelsea, 250 7th Ave, New York, NY. There’s something for everyone.
Take a stroll through the city in the early morning. It’s cool and quiet. People potter around getting ready for the day. Colours are bright, tempers are soothed.
Me, your sleepy travelling worm, in early morning Times Square:
Now that you’ve seen the obligatory me pic, let’s jump back to the start of our stroll down Broadway. The Flatiron Building is near Madison Square Park, on Fifth Avenue and Broadway. It’s called “Flatiron” because its shape is similar to that of an iron:
Big Bling is a sculpture by Martin Puryear in Madison Square Park. The shiny bit is covered in gold leaf:
Being a little short in stature, I tend to notice things that loom. The skyscrapers in New York are good at looming, particularly when viewed from a park. Here they are, doing it Madison Square Park:
This Serbian Orthodox Cathedral on West 25th Street caught my eye as I strolled up Broadway. It’s just a shell. You can see sky and other buildings through the openings:
Colours, flowers, and bikes outside the Martinique Café:
It’s early morning on Broadway:
Poor pickings for pigeons:
Gotham Hall, with appropriate steam effects:
Approaching Times Square:
There’s a strong police presence this morning, possibly because the Gay Pride Parade is due to start nearby in a few hours:
All is quiet in Times Square. Just some early morning travellers strolling and the usual billboards scrolling:
That’s all for today, folks.