Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Saratoga En Pointe


Saratoga, N.Y., is the summer home of the
New York City Ballet.  Toe shoes like
this one (though most are more colorful)
were originally part of an exhibit
of the Museum of Dance and can be 

found all over town.  See a few more here.

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

Monday, September 18, 2017

knock knock


Somewhere in Florence . . .
Check out the detail on this thing—
it even has creepy little teeth!

[Linking back to Blue Monday
at Magical Mystery Teacher
and to Macro Monday.]

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Shadow Shot Sunday


Deciding what to have for dinner al fresco
in Rome—it was a great meal
at Da Sabatino, in Piazza Sant'Ignazio.

[To see more Sunday shadows, go here.]

Saturday, September 16, 2017

(Relatively) New


The 17th-century church of 
Santi Luca & Martina fits right in
among the ruins of the
Roman forum.

[Linking back to The Weekend in Black
and White
,  inSPIREd Sunday, and
Skywatch Friday.]

Friday, September 15, 2017

Weekend Reflections


A narrow calle is reflected in the window of this
color-filled Venetian art store. Thanks again,
James, for introducing me to this fun obsession.

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

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Another memory


Not long after Sept. 11, these tiles showed
up on a fence in Greenwich Village.
The fence is no longer there and I'm not
sure what happened to the tiles,
but I hope they've been kept safe somewhere
(maybe they're in the 9/11 museum).

[Linking back to signs, signs.]

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

ABC Wednesday—J is for "jazz manouche"


Lunchtime gypsy jazz at the flea market:
We looked in at Chez Louisette
(popular place, where you're entertained
with old-fashioned French chansons).
Lots of fun, but a tad touristy—and I also
think the food and service are
better here at La Chope des Puces.

[To see more ABC posts, go here.]

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

and the winner is . . .


One more shot from the Saratoga Racetrack.
Lots of horses got scratched from
the races held this wet day, but the "mudders"
weren't bothered a bit by the weather.
I was betting mostly on the jockeys, but put my
money on Downtown Mama for this one,
just because I liked her name.

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

Monday, September 11, 2017

remembering


Don't know if this mural is still here on
Staten Island; I took the picture
in 2009. But we New Yorkers never really
forget the sacrifice our firefighters
made 16 years ago.


[Linking back to Blue Monday at Magical Mystery Teacher
and to Monday Mural at Oakland Daily Photo.]

Sunday, September 10, 2017

inSPIREd Sunday


This is the chapel of St. John the Baptist
in the Frari church, in Venice . . .


and here's a closer look 

at Donatello's ascetic Baptist,
sculpted in wood 579 

years ago.

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

Saturday, September 9, 2017

pretty in pink


I love the "painted ladies"
of Cape May, N.J.!

[Linking back to Pink Saturday at
How Sweet the Sound.]

Friday, September 8, 2017

Weekend Reflections


This building (and/or its reflection)
has probably been photographed millions
of times.  And who could resist?

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

Thursday, September 7, 2017

sidewalk sign


This is not really what I wanted to put
here today, but my computer
(specifically, iPhoto) has decided to turn
against me.  At any rate, I think
most waiters talk a little too much—as in
you don't need to ask me every
5 minutes if everything is hunky-dory.
(Sorry—cranky.) 

[Linking back to signs, signs.]

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

ABC Wednesday—I is for "inclement"


Labor Day weekend in Saratoga.
The rain kept coming down, the temperature
dropped about 20 degrees, the horses
were ankle deep in mud—but everyone seemed
to be having fun (and my $2 bet got
me $11.40 on one race!).

[To see more ABC posts, go here.]

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

three chairs


Many times, I've seen three chairs lined 

up somewhere on the altar of
a church.  These were in the Frari 
(full name: Basilica di Santa
Maria Gloriosa dei Frari), in Venice.

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

Monday, September 4, 2017

meet the neighbors


The other half of the couple was sitting on the
nest that they built in the
 hollow of this
sycamore tree.  There are birds nesting
 here
every year—don't know if they're
 the
same ones each time though.

Ditto for the ones who raise a family in
the
space under my air conditioner
(why I never turn it on!).

[Linking back to Macro Monday.]

Sunday, September 3, 2017

inSPIREd Sunday


This church was undergoing restoration when
 I visited Rome back in May.  It's 
Santa Maria dell'Orazione e Morte (Prayer and Death) . . .


which may explain this symbolism that
appears in multiple
 places on the façade.

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

Saturday, September 2, 2017

The Weekend in Black and White


For many years I've been admiring this
melancholy lady in the cemetery of
San Miniato al Monte, in Florence.  I'm
sorry to see her face becoming
more and more discolored as time passes.
Would love to see her restored.

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

Friday, September 1, 2017

Skywatch Friday


My cousin Beth took this shot of me
gathering blog fodder (and
also enjoying this soothing sunset).


{And though this is not an official City Daily Photo
blog, it seems I'm joining in with the
1st of the month theme: Photographing
the Photographer.}

[To see more Skywatch pics, go here.]