Walking in the Village

Trip Start Jun 01, 2010
Trip End Mar 11, 2011

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

A bright and early start of the day as we had to meet our guide on the corner of Bleecker and 6th. Our guide is a professional photographer that gives photo tours. On Fridays she does Central Park, and on Saturdays she walks the Greenwich Village. The tour was combined with a short lesson in photography in which she explained the basic concepts about photography. After that we headed out into the Village to see the architecture and hear about the history behind the old brownstones. We walked around and shot photos of unexpected signature village elements.

Around noon we had to head out to do the final fitting for the dress. We grabbed a quick bite at the local market. What a rip off that was, I had a crepe with Nutella and they charged me a bloody $7,- for it, pretty steep as I had a similar one but with strawberries as well in California for around $5,-. Ah well Manhattan is an Island, so I guess they have to fly stuff in, just like Bermuda. Anyhow, we had our lunch in the little park on Bleecker and 6th, and after we headed out to Wedding Atelier for the final fitting of the dress.

The dress was even more beautiful today. And Linda brought her Jewelery to fit with the dress as well. At the store we chatted a bit with another Chinese lady, she also married a Dutch Guy, and her daughter was fitting for a dress. What a coincidence. They really liked Linda's dress and I think they will buy the same.

As the wedding shop needed some time to pack the dress for transportation we had some time to kill. We headed to an Irish pub named 'Flanagies' (almost Flanigans) around 7th and 30th where we watched the game between Germany and Uruguay. We chatted a bit with the regulars, of course about Holland's chances for tomorrow and the freaking German Octupus. We enjoyed one too many Hoegaarden beers with lemon, which they had on draft, awesome! But I still think that people that cannot pronounce Hoegaarden, should not be allowed to drink it.

A bit tipsy but very happy we headed back to the wedding store. On the way we had a very quick bite at a Diner as we were running a bit late. We had just some appetizers, which were actually big enough to be a main course. After picking up the dress we went straight to the Hotel to drop it off. Linda decided to call American Airlines to see if we could change our tickets to an earlier flight the next morning. This way we can watch the final, Holland-Spain. Luckily we could get seats on the 7:00AM flight. This means we have to get up at 04:00AM to be at the airport in time. They better win now, since I have to get up bloody early. I googled the phone number and address of the consulate, as they will probably have the match on big screen with a lot of Dutchies over there, that should be fun. We will see tomorrow if that is the case. As we don't have much time before we have to wake up again, we decided to pack up and get the little sleep that we could get.
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