On Thursday I took a looong bike ride. Due to my gps tracker going on the blink, I tried the iPhone tracker again. This time it didn’t work, so I drew the first half of this route by hand. Later in the evening I fixed the gps tracker again. Yay me.
Manhattan from Queens.
The Queensborough Bridge.
The lighthouse at the end of Roosevelt Island. The island has been many things over the years, including a mental asylum. The whole place is still well suited for wheelchairs.
I went to check what the guy in the left of the above photo was sketching. It was a detailed study of a scribbled half moon, repeated over and over across the page. I’m guessing there are still facilities for mentally and physically disabled people on the island.
I cycled over to Flushing Meadows, the site of the World’s Fair, and took some photos of the old buildings and sculptures. I got a great video of myself juggling in front of the “world” which I’ll use as the opening shot of an upcoming juggling/travel video.
I cycled into Manhattan to get another video of me juggling in Times Square, with rings this time. Then I got a burger. Then I met up with the Carmine jugglers. Then I cycled home via the World Trade Center site. It’s currently a building site.
I stopped on the Brooklyn Bridge and tried to take some good “I’M IN NEW YORK MOTHERFUCKER DON’T YOU EVER FORGET” style self portraits. This was the only one that turned out half decent.