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20 April 2018

New York (Part 3)

Some street snaps from our trip to New York last week. Some of these were places we stumbled across rather than being intentional destinations. The thing about New York is that we've all read so many books or seen so many movies and TV shows set there, practically everything in the city is a landmark you've heard of. So you'll be walking along and find that you're right in front of Carnegie Hall! That's it in the photo above. Of course we did have plenty of great sites to see on our list -- everyone goes to Times Square, right? Enjoy these and I'll share more tomorrow!
The famous Russian Tea Room, next door to Carnegie Hall.
Do you remember the hilarious "Soup Nazi" episode of Seinfeld? When we heard that the place actually exists, we thought it might be fun to try it out. Pat had the lobster bisque and I had tomato-zucchini soup. It was delicious and came with a piece of nice, crusty bread and an orange. (Oh and they were very nice. No shouting at all. Too bad. I was kind of hoping the Soup Nazi guy would give us a hard time and then yell "No soup for you!" 😉)
Times Square is a madhouse night or day. I remember driving through here with my parents in 1979, and it was all XXX movie theaters, drug dealers and prostitutes. Now it's more like the Vegas strip. The last time we were here, about 15 years ago, it seemed less crazy.
I know I told you yesterday that I was finished sharing pictures from the MoMA, but I forgot about this: we stumbled across a photo of the old 8th Street Drive In in Colorado Springs! That was a shocker. Our city is in the MoMA, how about that!
You can read about the artist HERE. I learned today that he is a highly respected documentarian of the huge westward explosion in the 1950s-1970s, and that he took many photographs of Colorado Springs during that time frame.

19 April 2018

New York (Part 2)

More images from our trip to New York and our day at the Museum of Modern Art. The photo above is of a Jasper Johns work simply called Flag. Below, a few more notable works. Tomorrow I'll move on from the MoMA and show you some pictures from around the city.
Andrew Wyeth, Christina's World
A sitting room/hallway connecting two areas. I'm not sure who the artist is that created the writing on the wall, but it sure looks like Lawrence Weiner.
A street vendor selling his art on the sidewalk outside the MoMA.
You know you're in for a good museum day when you walk into the lobby and are greeted by a giant Miró.

18 April 2018

New York (Part 1)

I'm back among the living! Well, sort of. I'm momentarily revived, let's say. So before I pass out from the sinus meds again, let me share some pictures from last week's trip to NYC! I don't know how long this series is going to go, but I got lots of great pictures so I'll just keep sharing for the next several days until I run out. Some of these are cell phone pics. We spent our first full day in Manhattan at the Museum of Modern Art. I've been there before but it's been a long time. It was wonderful being surrounded by so many masterpieces! These photos don't do it justice -- you really should go there some day and see them for yourself. I'll post more tomorrow.

Restaurant at the MoMA -- great food! A little expensive, but that's to be expected.
Henri Rousseau, The Sleeping Gypsy
Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night. Pat was especially mesmerized by this painting.
Henri Matisse, Goldfish and Sculpture

17 April 2018

Still ill

Alas, I am still ill. This means I spent most of today in bed, feeling sorry for myself. And coughing. Coughing and coughing and coughing. I did manage to sit down and push the majority of my NYC vacation pictures through Lightroom, but I don't have the energy to make a full blog post with lots of images. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day.

Until then, enjoy this snapshot of the Late Show marquee! And now, for your listening pleasure...

16 April 2018

New York, a sneak peek

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, we spent most of last week in New York. I wanted to post several pictures today but I picked up a nasty bug and am laid up in bed! The best I can muster right now is this shot of the Empire State Building, grabbed through the window as our shuttle made its way slowly through Manhattan traffic to our hotel. More tomorrow!

15 April 2018

Sunday Style!

I'm a little late in posting today. My apologies! Pat and I spent the last few days in New York City (more on that in a moment), and whenever I travel, I get sick. We got home at about 2:00AM this morning and, as you can imagine, we were quite exhausted. And sure enough, I woke up sick! I've been napping on and off since the afternoon.

Anyway! Here's a guy I saw last week downtown. I thought he looked great in his snappy suit. I also grabbed a picture of him at Starbucks (below) -- note the large faced watch. Many people don't wear watches anymore, thanks to cell phones. Personally, I love watches and have several but can't wear any of them because they break! I'm one of those weird people that causes analog watches to run backward and stop working. Alas! So whenever I see someone wearing a great looking watch I take notice.

About New York: I armed myself with a small but very capable pocket camera, and shamelessly stalked the many, many stylish people I saw all around me on the streets of Manhattan. It was great fun! I got so many pictures, I'm going to have to spread them out over the next few Sundays! I can't wait to share them, so make sure to tune in next week!

14 April 2018


I took this photo over a year ago, on April 5th of 2017, then forgot all about it. I thought it deserved to see the light of day. I like random street scenes like this. I just happened to have a good camera sitting on the car seat next to me as I waited for the traffic signal to change, and these people walked into view and for a moment were framed just so between the cars.