Sunday, May 2, 2010
The mornings on beautiful days like this are in particular special here, in Manhattan. Early, before it gets busy, the doormen are coming out to wash the sidewalks. The sunny streets are sparkling clean, and there is a very distinct smell of the wet asphalt, the smell of the city. Manhattan is waking up to another amazing day. I wish I could bottle this happy feel!
On the picture is Gabriel – a lovely doorman who has been working in the same building for more than 30 years. He is a sweet , caring and dignified man. He too, loves this kind of mornings – he treats his part of beautifying his city with pride, and enjoys the “washing” routine, which he worked out to perfection. It is always fun to watch him. And when he sees you, the kindest smile lights up his whole face. Good morning! And your dog gets a treat;). Ah, life is beautiful!
If you walk just half a block pass Gabriel, there will be Fifth Avenue, Central Park and Metropolitan Museum of Art. So this is Upper East Side, between Madison and Fifth Ave.