Finn in America

Saturday, July 30, 2005

Finding Nighthawks diner

I've decided that I want to find the diner in Edward Hopper's Nighthawks and take a photo of it. Apparently it's in New York's Greenwich Village. Does anyone know where this place is if it still exists if it ever existed at all?

Monday, July 25, 2005

Laura's Requests

Well now, aside from all the New York couture and that ring from Tiffany's that I'm expecting you to buy me, I'd love it if you could pick me up some art postcards from the various art galleries and other cultured places you'll be visiting. I'm pretty sure that Ed Hopper's "Nighthawks" is in MOMA, so keep a look out for that in particular.

There's an anime exhibition on at MOMA while you're in New York, you might want to take a look at it. Here's a link:

Here's a link to all the other exhibitions that will be in town at the same time as you:

Oh just thought of something else to add to the list. I'd love it if you could send me a hand written letter while you're away. I know that you're only gone for 3 weeks, and chances are you'll arrive home before the letter, but I love receiving mail. Also, if you do manage to send me one in time to get to me before you get home, it will be nice to have something from you which is a little more tangible than words on a computer screen.

Well, see you tomorrow!


Saturday, July 23, 2005

Photos of winter cold Melbourne to compare

Some photos of Melbourne that I want to take the equivelant of in New York and San Francisco.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Ok. so i fuckin' joined!

When do u/have u gone. am busily looking for places to suggest u go. JZ

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Places to see

Ok, I'll start a list of things to see that people have recommended.

Boyd's Recommendations

  • Tonic Club in New York (lower east side)
  • Knitting Factory New York

  • see a show off broadway

  • walk over the brooklyn bridge

  • go to central park

  • go to the museum of art

  • the guggenheim

  • go to harlem

  • go to top of the empire statebuilding

  • see a movie with an american audience they cheer and clap all through it

  • preferably something that inspires american ideals

  • go to the nike store

  • walk around the financial district (old world trade centre site)

  • go to the daddys music... thats daddys music

  • start a fight

  • get hit by a taxi

  • throw a weener

  • watch out for the taxis. They are nuts

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Feel Better Soon Finn

Hey Finn,

I'm sorry to hear you're not feeling too good. I hope the Teen Girl Squad can cheer you up!

Monday, July 11, 2005

Some more photos for when I'm overseas

Firstly, this is me and my muy hermosa girlfriend Laura.

I don't know what I'm looking so worried about. Laura doesn't seem all that phased about it though.

Ok, just a few more of her and then I'll stop....

Awwwww.... Ok I'm done.

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Next Stop, New York!

Ok, my next stop is going to be the Swiss 1291 Hostel 337 West 55th, 10019, New York.

Look, it seems to be right next to the park. SWEET! (I've gotta stop using that word. It's Napolian Dynomite's fault.)

Or if you prefer, da satelite image! Look at those shadows. That must be the inner city right? Cool. Well apparently the place I'm staying at looks like this...

Looks like an IKEA catelogue to me. Should be ok though.

Also gotta remember to check out the SOHOTEL according to Jen.

Friday, July 08, 2005

Some pictures from a previous holiday

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

My first stop, San Francisco!

This is a map of my first destination. Pretty neat huh? Or if you prefer...

Satelite image of where I'm going! Or a closer view...

A Limerick

There once was a man from Barkley St,
Who began to get itchy feet.
Off to the states he went,
All his money he spent,
But he had experiances he couldnt beat!

I'm so lame....

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Things are happening

Ok. I'm not so good at this blog thing so I'm trying to get used to it by posting updates mostly for my own sake I suppose. I've been busy trying to get organised for my first trip out of this godforsaken country.

I've been calling on friends to give me advice on places to see and people to meet. Always looking for more advice though. If anyone who gets my annoying blog invite knows where I should go or who I should see in either New York or San Francisco, please let me know!

Saturday, July 02, 2005

Welcome to my blog postcard

Soon to come (I'm leaving on the 8th of August!) blogs and photo's of my travels to San Fransisco and New York.

At the moment I'm madly looking for people to stay with or just to show me around. If anyone knows places I should go or people I should see, please let me know!