Hudson Yards Sunday Morning- The Vessel

My sister and I had just walked the High Line Sunday morning.

I’d not seen the development of Hudson Yards. We were headed to the subway to go to Grand Central.

In order to climb this structure you have to get a ticket (free)

“The Vessel is composed of 154 interconnecting flights of stairs, with almost 2,500 individual steps and 80 landings.” Footwear News  It’s billed as a ‘Tourist Attraction” and everyone had a cell phone out, myself included.

Tons of people were milling about, waiting for it to open up so they could climb up the stairs.   The Vessel cost than $150 million to build.

Controversy plus-  Here’s an article by Katharine Schwab Why Everyone Hates the Vessel.  

Multiple critics have given it pretty creative names ( not flattering) in the article.  See what you can come up with as you stare at it’s shape. Wonder how designer Thomas Heatherwick feels reading all the criticism.

But of course I saw the opportunity to take another sister selfie in the metal.  And here we are, reflected.

Your body gets skinny or wide depending on where you stand.  I read the surrounding condos being built start at 2 million if you are in the market.  Not.


Jim Henson-Imagination Unlimited Exhibit at COSI

We went to COSI- Center of Science and Industry in Downtown Columbus Ohio and saw the exhibit Jim Henson  Imagination Unlimited 

I couldn’t  believe The Muppet Show started in 1976,  Where does the time go? I remembered my son Mark had Ernie bedsheets in 1978.

Bert and Ernie and Rubber Ducky with Laura and Charlie peeking from behind their display

 

and for more information here’s  an article in the Columbus Dispatch by Eric Lagatta

THE MAN, THE MUPPETS: JIM HENSON, HIS LEGENDARY CREATIONS STAR IN COSI EXHIBIT

Milestone Birthday Wishes

My brother and I are 4,937 miles apart today, on his milestone birthday-also Flag Day in the USA.

A nine hour time difference between Okanogan WA and Berlin. I’m posting birthday greetings as he celebrates so far away.

Today’s photo was taken last Saturday at the Winterfeld Market Platz.

Garlic grown in Poland

At the end of the summer my brother always ships me a box of organic garlic that he’s grown and it’s so fresh and delicious.

Happy Birthday David!  Lots of love, Ruthie

An old pic from Twisp WA in Hank’s Market

 

 

From Grandmother’s Album -July 2, 1916

From my grandmother Charlotte’s photo album. My mother, Marian, is the little girl standing in front of her Aunt Edna and Aunt Mae. Younger brother Robert is seated on the left.  Their father, my grandfather, Judd, is the man smiling in the back on the left. My mother’s grandfather peeking between the women’s faces. Perhaps my cousins will be able to identify more relatives.

Durand Illinois  July 2, 1916.

Stegosaurus Selfie

My son-in-law taking a selfie with the Stegosaurus. Carnegie Museum of Natural History. His favorite dinosaur when he was growing up. It was fun to see him enjoy the exhibit as much as his son Charlie.

Here’s Laura and Charlie by the T-Rex

 

Laura with the Triceratops