Way Too Early for the Airport : Queensborough Bridge : NYC

 

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So I went to bed at 1AM then got back up at 3AM …. I was rolling towards LaGuargia airport by 400AM
…. The driver took me for a tourist type with my camera and British accent…. He started telling me things like he was practicing leading a tour bus ….
For instance he told me the bridge we were using to get off of Manhattan Island had three names …the one I hear most often … The one I
always use myself.. The Queensborough Bridge… But it was apparently renamed to honor a previos mayor of New York City… Mayor Ed
Koch… So it’s also the Mayor Koch Bridge… Who knew? I’ve heard the name but kind of assumed the Mayor Ed Koch bridge was somewhere
in Queens not actually attached at one end to Manhattan…?? But for extra confusion… it’s also apparently often referred to as the 59th Street
Bridge…. Confusing at any time of day…. but how is the taxi driver chirpily delivering all this information at 437AM
… How is doin it ?.. You know it’s just way too early when you are crossing out of Manhattan to get a flight…. And the bridge or tunnel which ever you take … whatever it’s called… and no matter how many names it has … Yeah when any bridge looks like this….like it is still totally the middle of the night… Its just too early………… Yeah, even now as I write this on my phone… I have been flying for hours .. Enough time to be served two grim but necessary coffees anyway … This feels like hours of flying… And it is still only 645AM … Heading for wheels down in Minnesota … At 750
AM… This really is an early flight… It is just totally brutal…. Wooow … Who on earth booked these flights? hehehehe……… :)))))))))) XXXXXXX
Cheers Jez XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
PS………. I wrote this early this morning on my phone as I was flying ……… its now approx midnight ……… thats a pretty long working day…….. 21 hours ?? ………….. ://
:)))))))))
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[ 12 ] comments
Nice one bro…if it was the King driving you at that dreadful hour I would have put on the Simon and Garfunkel’s “59th Street Bridge
Song” and by the time you hit LGA you’d have been “Feelin Groovy” which is another name for the song more famous than the
bridge…its opening line is “slow down, you move to fast” which would be appropriate for you Jez hahaha Hope to catch you on the
rebound next time you’re in NYC..Safe travels bro.
kingofnewyorkhacks @ July 10, 2013, 1:25 am
‘No rest for the wicked’ bro…. That’s one of my moms fave sayings… Oh well it’s 530AM again… Minneasota time… Alarm clock is ringing….. I’ll be back in NYC next week :))
… Hopefully hehehehe…. :)))
XXX feelin groovey???? … The spell check wants to make that crocked out … Probably pretty insightful thing the spell check …. Hehehehe…. :)))))
Cheers Jez XXXXX
Jezblog Minneapolis :))
@ July 10, 2013, 6:54 am
Well, Moms are always right….. You evil son of a … gun…Lets face it,your half vampire/owl, thats why it suits you well!!!..Hope all is
good Bro.. xx
PaulS @ July 10, 2013, 4:24 pm
Vampire owl is better than vampire squid the generally accepted description of Goldman Sachs…. I like Owls I was in owl patrol in
the scouts…. Vampires not so much…. I’m in a taxi heading for the airport in Minneapols …. It’s sunny… I am snoozing bro like
proper owl in daylight .. Hehehe… Gotta zzzzzz
Jezblog Minneapolis :))
@ July 10, 2013, 6:16 pm
Sleep ? Sleep ?…find yourself a good bagel shop, ypu’ll be fine, lol… http://newyork.cbslocal.com/toplists/
bestbagelsinnewyorkcity/
Harv.! @ July 10, 2013, 6:10 pm
Do u remember the all night Bagel store on Brick Lane ……. Morris was even keener on the Cowboy French from the fry up truck
round the corner…….. printing and sleeping never the two shall come together…….. hehehe…….. the top one of the bagel stores is
right round the corner from me……… I’ll roll round there on my return to NYC give u the word…….. trouble is Im in Iowa now :/
:)))
Cheers bro Jez XXXXXXXXXXX
jezblog Des Moines :))
XXX @ July 11, 2013, 12:56 am
I think the place in Brick Lane probably went bust after everyone went digital, it was usually full of photographers waiting for
their rolls of e6 to be processed by Metro, lol.
Try Ingersoll’s…
3730 Ingersoll Ave
Des Moines, Iowa 50312
5152774030
Harv.! @ July 11, 2013, 12:56 pm
Hey Harv…….. Funnily enough the digital world sort of leads to more social interaction between photo types in the virtual
world……. but I do kinda miss the serendipity of meetings with friends and competitors down at Metro…….. and I do miss
hanging out at those cafes in the middle of the night …….. I used to love that place Ferraris on Smithfield meat
market……… right now I’m having a breakfast at McDonalds……. I know……. but I do like an Egg Mcmuffin …….. and they
all have free WiFi so I can chat to my photography friends online hehehe……… and Ive been up since 3AM……… I need
some carbs to keep rollin hehehehe……… must see about the Des Moine place I will be back there later…….. but thinking
about it probably way too late unless it has the same hours as that Brick Lane place…….. hehehe……. :)))))))
Cheers bro Jez XXXXXXXXX
jezblog Iowa :))
XXX @ July 12, 2013, 11:11 am
Wheels up Minneapolis :))
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@ July 10, 2013, 10:26 pm
wheels down Des Moines Iowa :))))))))
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jezblog Des Moines :))
XXX @ July 11, 2013, 12:36 am
Wheels down Minneapolis XX
Jezblog Minneapolis :))
@ July 13, 2013, 10:51 am
OK Matt I’m on the other plane so far so good :))
XX
Jezblog Minneapolis :))
@ July 13, 2013, 11:13 am

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