i’ve looked at life from both sides now



why is it that with all new york’s history, one single image captures it best?

bon soir mes amis, comment allez vous? i’m doing as well as can be expected, what with packing up my physical and emotional baggage and about to leave nyc. it’s been a long, strange trip full of life lessons, and please god, let them stick this time!


Photo by Charles Cushman via drx.typepad.com/psychotherapyblog/2008/08/vintage-phot-11.html

i went to look for a vintage photo of new york ‘real quick’ over an hour ago. i just wanted to say au revoir to this crazy city of ours. it truly has a life of its own and no one gets out easy.



funny how the streets still look the same everywhere you go.



when do things change?



at least some things never do



i came across this pretty vintage shop in my search and couldn’t help but post it.



and i’m dying to get this book



so that’s it tonight. so long new york, it’s good to know you’ll always be there, quiet and unchanging through all the noise and change.

May 29, 2009. Uncategorized.


  1. Judith replied:

    Bon soir NYC! Have a safe trip back home Claudia! Thank you for always sharing with us your journey!!! Both emotional and acros the globe! :)

  2. Julie replied:

    I had a few minutes to kill before bed and went back to your blog…I’, really enjoying it. It’s makin’ me miss New York, though, and that’s dangerous! Ten years was enough for me. Anyway, congrats on all your hard work here…it shows!

  3. Vicki Archer replied:

    Everyone should have a bit of New York in their lives – safe travels home Claudia, xv.

  4. Margarita replied:

    Bonne journee!

    Gorgeous pictures!

  5. A Gift Wrapped Life replied:

    Hi Claudia,
    These are gorgeous vintage images of NY. As much as you will miss it, it must be good to have a new path ahead of you. And all that packing done! All the best on your new road.

  6. koralee replied:

    Beautiful…how i love that city…your post is amazing…a lot of thought went into it and i enjoyed every last bit….amazing vintage images …LOVE LOVE them!!! Have a safe trip!!

  7. theparisapartment replied:

    merci y’all, i’m about to go now. i am so excited to be in one place for a really long time and get into a nice dull routine that includes lots of blogging! more from the sunshine state soon! xoxc

  8. Kristin replied:

    Ooooooooooooo, I want that book! I’m loving NYC from the sunshine state too!

  9. Stephanie replied:

    I enjoyed these photos, and your post…now I want to visit NYC more than ever!
    Safe travels,

  10. ivorypearlinteriors replied:

    I love New York. Have a nice trip!

  11. Carol replied:

    NYC misses you already!
    Have a peaceful time in Sunny Miami!

  12. Melissa replied:


    Beautiful images of NYC, and your words are truly from a heart that was captured by this city’s magic. I’m sure the rythmic music of the ocean waves will be a perfect welcome home to the sunshine state.

    Safe travels,

  13. Alice replied:

    NYC is truly one of a kind!
    Can’t wait to get back there this summer!

  14. Mangoqueen replied:

    All the best to you in Florida from a Native NYer.

  15. Chessa replied:

    If you can make it there, you’d make it anywhere:)
    change is good…

  16. le petit cabinet de curiosites replied:

    Everyone should live in NYC once in his life ! as the song says , Chessa is right :If you can make it there, you’d make it anywhere:)

  17. theparisapartment replied:

    i agree that you should live in nyc for a bit but as my friend lynn says ‘ive in New York once, but leave before it makes you hard. Live in California once, but leave before it makes you soft’. i think i got out of ny just in time!

  18. susie replied:

    damn, i missed you i was there thruout May.
    when are you back in paris?


  19. Jim Franco replied:

    I live in NYC and I LOVE to be surprised by images. Thanks for the NYC history refresher course.

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