Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Buon appetito!

Helped a couple of friends celebrate their mutual
birthday here recently.  There really aren't
that many places in NYC that have been in business
for more than 120 years, much less owned and
operated by the same family. I hope this one
continues to be here for many more decades to come.

I managed to resist, but it wasn't easy!

[Linking back to Ruby Tuesday
and Our World Tuesday.]

Monday, October 12, 2015

up close and personal

I've been playing around a bit lately with
the macro lens for my phone.
This flower actually measures about an
inch and a half across.

[Linking back to Monday Mellow Yellows,
Macro Monday, and Today's Flowers.]

Sunday, October 11, 2015

inSPIREd Sunday

I recently attended a christening service
(the two beautiful children of this couple), which 
took place in the Gothic Revival Grace Church in 
Brooklyn Heights.  It was built in 1847/48 
at a cost of $46, 737.52—which I suppose in those
days was a considerable chunk o' change.

[To see more churches from around the world, go here.]

Saturday, October 10, 2015

The Weekend in Black and White

Low tide under the Oceancrest Pier, on Oak Island, NC.
The water was very warm, yet I encountered few
people—and, fortunately, no sharks (they've been a
problem in the near-shore waters off the
Carolinas this past summer).

[To see more b/w shots, visit Dragonstar's meme.]

Friday, October 9, 2015

Weekend Reflections

The lovely Medici Fountain, in the
Jardin du Luxembourg—a wonderful spot
to stop a while and reflect (!) on how
lucky I was to be in Paris on 
beautiful summer day.

[To see more Weekend Reflections, visit James's meme.]

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Thursday Challenge—"car"

I saw this baby blue T-bird parked in front of 

my building recently.  While one of my
neighbors and I were admiring it, the owner came
along and we were able to satisfy our curiosity:
It's a 2003 model, made to look like its '60s predecessor;
the roof is removable (though the owner never has
since he has no place to store it); the person who 

owns this cool car is a hip grandpa who lives around the corner.

[To see more of the Thursday Photo Challenge, visit Dale's meme.]

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

ABC Wednesday—M is for "mint tea"

and for Grand Mosquée de Paris. There's a 
wonderful café/restaurant there, and you can sit
in the colorful and comfortable garden and 
enjoy a glass of mint tea—the real deal, poured with 
a flair. (We also had couscous—yum.)

[To see more ABC Wednesday "M" posts, go here.]