Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Weekend explorations: East Village, New York

{Abraco espresso bar} 
It's been a while since I've posted photos from the city. This area was "Little Ukraine" in the East Village, but  (like so many areas) is now pricey and trendy.

15 comments:

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

It's good to see these shots. Do people look at you when you're photographing public scenes?!
Duncan In Kuantan

a.s.m. said...

La foto de “Abraco” me parece una gran foto muy bien compensada de luz entre exterior e interior, y además es una imagen observándola puedes crear un texto
porque tiene base para ello.
Un saludo, Ángel

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I should imagine this would be the perfect place to do some very interesting people watching Lulu, love areas like this.

Petrea Burchard said...

That first shot is a stunner. I could look at it endlessly, there's so much going on.

cieldequimper said...

10 years since I've been to NYC and now I'm craving for a bite of the Apple...

Randy said...

I would love to visit NYC one day just for the photo ops like these.

Andy said...

The first shot is nicely framed.

LOLfromPasa said...

Terrific! Especially like the top photo. It stretches the imagination because you know the action extends beyond your perfectly captured shot.

Tanya said...

i like both shots! do mostly ukraines live there still (is that the correct term?) or ukrainians?

EG CameraGirl said...

I can see why this area has become trendy!

LONDONLULU said...

Duncan - thanks! Interestingly, people tend to duck out of my photos completely or just ignore me...if possible, I wait for people to turn away.

a.s.m. - thank you! I think I got lucky as it was a small place - lots of natural light mixed with the indoor light:)

PerthDailyPhoto - this part of town is a primo people watching spot! Though I still wistfully remember when it was affordable and unfashionable (getting old:)

Petrea - thank you! It's such a fun spot to people watch and take in the city's energy. (Amazing coffee too:)

cieldequimper - oh you must return one day! (I know how time flies, it's been about a decade since I've been to Paris, where did the time go?:)

Randy - hope you get a chance soon! It's a crazy, amazing place:)

Andy - thank you so much!

LOLfromPasa - thank you! There was a lot going on, I didn't know where to focus, haha. (I'm thinking you would've also enjoyed the 'real' coffee here:)

Tanya - thank you! The numbers of Ukrainians are dwindling rapidly, though you can still see a few shop signs. (It's hipster bars now, so different!)

EG - it was undiscovered so long, I guess everywhere in NYC is trendy/pricey now:)

Adele said...

I like them both but the second one is really grabbing my curiosity! Is that a defunct pumpkin in the second one? I really enjoy the vivid color against the man's black and gray in that one, too. I wonder who he is talking to...

Chrissy Brand said...

Fascnating to see shots of the city like this- thx!

LONDONLULU said...

Adele - Wish I had more than 2 seconds to take this shot! (We were late to a lunch gathering). I was also fascinated by the pumpkin - it seems to be an inflated toy...? (Or, do pumpkins really grow that big, haha:)

Chrissy - thank you!

William Kendall said...

Good slice of life shots!