Brooklyn…

If, like me, you're used to living in a place that has green spaces everywhere (yes, London has a lot of green), then New York can seem a little overwhelming, tall, even slightly too enclosed - if that makes sense. So, after a slightly, ahem, heavy night on BlogTour, I was very happy when we headed to Brooklyn for the afternoon. Now, I admit that I clearly haven't seen much of it and there are of course a million more things to discover, but being in Greenpoint for a little while made me feel very much at home. It was certainly closer to what I'm used to in London than Manhattan was. 

So, when we ended up at Nights and Weekends , a fabulous small bar in Greenpoint, I half slumped down on a bar stool before ordering a Virgin Mary and take in what was going on around me. The people, the interior, the small details...
Nights and Weekends Brooklyn

That's probably amongst my favourite things to do. Sit and observe. Quietly, without drawing attention to myself, stepping into the background and let life happen around me for a while. This is the way I like to discover small things. The colourful flowers on the bar, the record player, fresh fruit in a basket, the assortment of bottles and a table that had just been left by the customers. All these are small details that make a place - this place - interesting and worth capturing on camera. 

The funny thing is that - despite being in "observation mode" - I actually ended up chatting to some very nice and interesting local people (if you were one of them and you're by any chance reading this, please say 'hello' in the comment section). That made this short visit all the more special. That and probably one of the best Virgin Marys I've ever had. Next time I'll try their Bloody Mary… 

Nights and Weekends Brooklyn
Nights and Weekends Brooklyn
Nights and Weekends Brooklyn
Nights and Weekends Brooklyn
Nights and Weekends Brooklyn
Nights and Weekends Brooklyn
Nights and Weekends Brooklyn
Nights and Weekends Brooklyn
Nights and Weekends Brooklyn
Nights and Weekends Brooklyn

PS: Two of the shots were taken with my iPhone and are accordingly grainy - I'm certain you can guess which ones they are…