The seamstress in the dry cleaners busies herself with mending. Look how many colored threads she has. The delivery man is bringing someone else lunch.
A new snack bar on 23rd Street near 5th Avenue reminds me of when I worked at Tunstall's Distinctive Gifts in LA. We had a gum ball machine and whole cardboard boxes full of gum balls in the back and I was allowed to eat as many as I wanted.
(Le Pain Quotidien. 19th Street and Broadway.
I'm trying to imagine you with one of those colorful, jumbo gumballs stuffed into your mouth, but failing miserably - or succeeding hilariously? I bet that your mother never let you chew gum as a child!ReplyDelete
How nice that New York encourages you to eat (Mangia)! Since we need to eat, too, I now leave your blog to visit the grocery store . . . not as colorful a journey as this one, but perhaps it is only that I lack your clever eye?
Oh boy...croissants! I'm so hungry now that I could eat the whole thing.ReplyDelete
I love the way you enjoy the city. Just like a kid looking at gum balls ;)
Love the sale window display.ReplyDelete
The snack bar on 23rd looks like a fun place.
Ah Mangia ... we used to use them for office lunch meeting catering when I worked in advertising ... sadly the bread was always stale .. now I can see why ...ReplyDelete
Oh how I have missed seeing New York through your eyes, Elizabeth. I was so happy to see your visit. Much love to you!ReplyDelete
The sale window shot is very classy! I prefer the monochrome palet, too. I've painted most of the manor soft browns and taupes (except for the red entry and dark blue bat cave).ReplyDelete
Now I'm craving one of those croissants.
Have you considered a book of your photo walkabouts?ReplyDelete
Love the snooty mannequins in their paper bag dresses! BTW figures out the word verification thing.ReplyDelete
What a lot of nice looking titbits those girls were offering. You never get anything like that here.ReplyDelete
Those models say it all in view of the recession!ReplyDelete
I've saved the snooty model pic for a poem. I hope that's OK?ReplyDelete
Gumball machines are just too much fun.ReplyDelete
It's always a treat to see your photos,I love New York....BarbReplyDelete
I love the photo with the gumballs.ReplyDelete
I love the color.
those models look none too happy about the markdowns. Their clothes were bought right off their little plastic bodies.ReplyDelete
You lived in LA???? Now I have another thing to grill you about on Monday. :)ReplyDelete
PS: Brown paper bags and markdowns are all the rage now!
You have a good eye picking out the daily nuances of life for your photos Elizabeth - it's always a treat to visit :)ReplyDelete
I used to live right across the street from that La Pain Quotidein (lazy spelling)... the little brownstone across from it. I was there at the end of the long center table by that faux fireplace eating hard boiled eggs and their magnificent bread. I wonder if we've walked by each other in the village...ReplyDelete