Posts Tagged ‘ street scene ’

Christmas in New York

Christmas in New York

It was Wednesday, the day before Christmas Eve. We were on our way to Brooklyn to babysit the grandkids. This has been a trying time for us. Health issues have become a serious consideration. Hanging out with the grandkids would certainly soothe our anxious souls. Though we would soon learn that the subways were...

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WALKING ACROSS THE WILLIAMSBURG BRIDGE

WALKING ACROSS THE WILLIAMSBURG BRIDGE

The other day a friend and I decided to walk across the Williamsburg Bridge, have lunch and then head over to the art installation, Kara Walker’s Sugar Sphinx, at the Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn. Heavy grey clouds hung low in the sky and the morning air was thick with dew. But with cameras...

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IN YOUR EASTER BONNET

IN YOUR EASTER BONNET

Yesterday I went to 5th Avenue to take a look at the Easter Bonnet Parade. I’ve only been to the parade one time before, and that was years and years ago. So, I thought it was time that I checked it out again. It’s not really a parade, but more like a mob scene...

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MERMAID PARADE, CONEY ISLAND 2013

MERMAID PARADE, CONEY ISLAND 2013

It’s mid-December. The weather outside today is dreary, cold and it looks like New York was saved from a major winter storm that crept across the USA heading to the East coast. Miraculously it by-passed us. I get nostalgic about summer when the cold weather sets in, remembering the green, flowering gardens, children running and playing...

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STREET THEATER

STREET THEATER

We’re now in Madrid and so far from everything that we’ve seen and done, I’ll have enough material to blog for a long time. The experiences just keep coming, with something delightfully unexpected  happening nearly every time we turn a corner. For one thing the street theater in both Barcelona and Madrid was a...

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BAG LADY

BAG LADY

It didn’t make sense when we looked down on to the street from our terrace and saw three and then four large piles of black garbage bags scattered along the sidewalk. The merchants across the street never leave trash in front of their doorways. Then we saw a hunched over figure dressed in a...

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