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So How Do You Feel About Cheesecake?

I ordered a piece of New York Cheesecake when I visited my sister in NYC.  With the fresh fruit on top. A generous amount that contrasted nicely with it.

There is no crust.

I thought it tasted really good and had a smooth texture, satisfying and rich but not too rich or sweet.

Mary said when she took a spoonful,  it felt like she was biting into a block of cream cheese.

Her pastry looked delicious, filled with ricotta.

Here is the piece I ordered and ate, almost to the last bite.

Just wondering how you feel about cheesecake?

My sister-in-law Bobbie has a great recipe I have baked for parties over the years and guests devour it.

That is, if they like cheesecake.

NYC Cheesecake


Outdoor Inflatable Yard Decor or Illuminated Plastic Blow Molds?

SO when did the inflatables show up on the lawns of America? During the day they lie flat.  At night they whir and are filled with air, move a bit in the wind.

The first one found while pulled over to a curb on the North Side, checking directions on the travel app.

Shot with the cell phone from a car window.

Christmas Inflatable

 

 

 

Inflatable Snow Globe

 

 

 

Inflatable SnowmanAll taken this Tuesday evening – Some good for twinkle

and an old shot from a few years ago, one of my favorites

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Thrift Shop Photography Tuesday

Caketopper in the St. Luke’s Thrift Shop on Hudson Street in Greenwich Village NYC

Thrift Shop Photography


Zoobots are Riding Robotic Animals

There was to be a Victorian Christmas Fair at St. Luke’s School on Saturday the 6th.  Friday. preparations were in full swing.

I’d never heard of a ZOOBOT but read the listing on the poster at the gate.

Unfortunately, they had a very rainy day for the event.

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Zoobots undercover

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A couple of Carousel Reindeer for decoration

and the Victorian looking part on the iron fence

iron fence and red berries

Hudson Street
Between Barrow & Christopher Streets

(adjacent to the Church of St. Luke in the Fields)”


NYC Tourist Gallery-Dog Lover Sweater, Grand Central I Love NY Tourism Window, Paddington Ad, The Crowd at Rockefeller Center and a Couple More Christmas Windows

One more gallery of New York City.  I’ve been home a week.

By looking at the photographs,  I’m still enjoying the time I had with my sister.

I was a tourist for sure!

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the crowd at Rockefeller Center last Sunday

IMG_0277A fire truck outside St. Patrick Cathedral

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Another Killer Heel in a Store Window

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People like to photograph the Christmas windows.

IMG_0222Giant snowflake dangling above the traffic

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Market in Grand Central

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The train display at the Transit Museum in Grand Central

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Transit Museum Train Display

IMG_0388Trees for Sale on Seventh Ave


Weekly Photo Challenge: Twinkle

Twinkle 

 

bergdorf 2from last weekend’s visit to New York City.

Mary and I’d just seen the Killer Heels exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum the night before.


PixCell-Deer#24, a Tiffany & Co. Christmas Window, Chestnuts Roasting and Sisters’ Selfie at Trump Tower

“By covering surface of an object with transparent glass beads, the existence of the object itself is replaced by “a husk of light”, and the new vision “the cell of an image” (PixCell) is shown.”  Kohei Nawa   (artist based in Kyoto)

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PixCell-Deer #24 (Taxidermied Deer with artificial crystal glass) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

An eclectic mix of photos from New York City last weekend

Tiffany Windows

chestnuts roasting

Chestnuts Roasting on Firfth Avenue

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Sisters Selfie at Trump Tower- trying to warm up


Exactly as My Sister Spotted it on the Corner of Grove and Bedford Streets

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Looks set up but this is just as Mary spotted it for me to photograph.

Right across from the building where the opening credits of Friends was filmed and tour groups flock.

Friends TV show

And a tour group just a half block down the street on Grove.

tour group Greenwich Village


Night at the Museum and the Rolled Fondant /Sugar Sculpture

Friday night the Metropolitan Museum of Art is open until nine.

We saw the tree lighting and walked through some of the major exhibits to check out others.

(the Christmas tee is another post, stay tuned) The Holiday Sugar Sculpture of the Museum was fun to see.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art at Night

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the line up of hot dog vendor carts was colorful in the dark

fountain Fifth Avenue

Because it was raining, I just got the fountains looking like this.  Didn’t want to stand in the rain.

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Information in the center of the lobby. You could smell the magnolias.

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View from an upper window.

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The museum in sugar outside of the cafeteria.

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Credits to the pastry chef Randy Eastman and his assistants.

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I try to keep up with my sister as we head for the subway.  It was still raining.   The magic of wet pavement.


Sea Lion Feeding Time Central Park Zoo

Sunday Central Park Zoo  - Sea Lion Pool at Feeding Time

The photographs can’t really capture the exuberance and energy of these lovely sea lions who were waiting for the keepers to come with their lunch.

“These are not tricks. They are behaviors” one of the zoo workers said.

The sea lions certainly knew it was time to eat.

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The whole time we were there, I was wishing my grandchildren could see the sea lions jump.

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The light changed frequently.

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sea lion jump sweeper

You can see the sun went behind a cloud.  The one sea lion was talking to the man who was sweeping.
And then the sun came out again as we walked towards Fifth Avenue

Central Park Walkway


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