Friday, May 27, 2011

Front Street and Peck Slip

Looking out from Jack’s Stir Brew Coffee (home of an amazing oversized homemade Oreo). Across the street, an inscription in stone turns out to be a quote from Moby Dick:
Circumambulate the city of a dreamy Sabbath afternoon. Go from Corlears Hook to Coenties Slip, and from thence, by Whitehall, north-ward. What do you see?—Posted like silent sentinels all around the town, stand thousands upon thousands of mortal men fixed in ocean reveries. Some leaning against the spiles; some seated upon the pierheads; some looking over the bulwarks of ships from China; some high aloft in the rigging, as if striving to get a still better seaward peep.

Enjoy the long weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Don't forget to try the wonderful 'hand stirred' chocolate coffee concoction called - The Stella. Truly the best of both worlds!