WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK - GREENWICH VILLAGE
One of the first adventures of my life took place the summer I graduated from grammar school in the late 1960's. As a reward, I traveled to New York City and stayed for several weeks with my Aunt and her family in Hollis, NY.
I felt like I had died and gone to heaven. New York City had to be the most exciting, stimulating, thrilling and dangerous place for a 14 year old girl.
My cousin Eileen, four years my elder, and had just graduated from high school. I adored her. She had a steady boyfriend Allen and a cool best friend named Mona Lisa (I kid you not). I was totally smitten with them and for those two weeks they absorbed me into their lives. I felt so grown up!
They showed me their New York. Which included the wild and wonderful Greenwich Village. We went to a place called Cafe Wha? Can you picture it? A little old country girl from the sticks at the Cafe Wha?
For fun, I found my first journal (the Bible) and this is what I wrote about that day
"......went and blew our minds. It was fantastic. The Wha? was sensational in every aspect! The stage was a horse shoe type and it has strobe lights around it they went crazy in the middle of it and the effect was maddening. I had a drink called a tiger we all had them and pretzels - cool beyond description."
And yes, there were pictures
When I tried to come up with some ideas for an image to photograph for the challenge this week I thought of finding a tall building that I climb and look down on Ft. Wayne. No go. I thought if I were in Kentucky I could find that Indian village of tee pees that are used as a road side motel! But I am not in Kentucky. I even went to the Fort in down town...but it was a fort, not a village. I was getting desperate...until I remembered that crazy wonderful day with kids so much older than myself accepting me as one of them. In Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village on a July day so many years ago.
* The band was called Rhinoceros and upon looking them up on the Web....The guy must be John Mars!!!
The other Round Robin participants..........
Karen...Musings from Mavarin
Betty...My Day My Interests
Kimberleigh...I Shaved my Legs For This?
Aunt Nub (Liz) Fool's Paradise
Maryanne...My feelings are real
Chris...It's all about me I think
Derek...Derek's Photo of the Day
Mary...Hunybea's Open Journal
Renee...Timeless Calligraphy Studio
Marie...Photographs & Memories
Robin...These are the days of our lives