Tonight’s activity is NYC research

June 28, 2012 | 2 Comments

Over the past few months I have been randomly tagging interesting things in a number of books and websites. Tonight I am translating those tags into consolidated maps. I have gone through the guide to contemporary architecture and marked up all the gehry nouvel tschumi etc etc. now I am going through my tags from the 1001 best things to do in NYC. (just flicking through this was the best background reading I have done)
The AIA guide is a joke – brilliant info but how could anyone carry that weight so it is reference material when I get home.
The 500 buildings book I am going to go through and flag the most sketchable (over the top architecture!!)

Standard tourists things are easy!!!

Btw the first thing I listed on my maps was ….. Yes you guessed it…. My list of interesting sounding tearooms.

Of course I WANTED to draw my maps like I did for Sanyo Domingo but… Impossible … So google to the rescue!!!

Ah!! Travelling is hard work to get the most out of it. But lots of fun!!!!


  • Michael Dooney - June 28, 2012 reply

    One of my favorite spots in NYC is a strange one...the temple of Dendur which is inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
    It is such a calm beautiful setting which is a nice break from the frenetic NYC vibe.

  • jane - June 29, 2012 reply

    Tea rooms? Good luck with that - I nearly had tea withdrawal while I was there . . . . one of the nicest place I did find tea was in the cloisters. Lovely place, horrid tea.

    (p.s. The Pen Hospital was great for pen-geeks )

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