click above link to see more examples of Hani’s artwork. Hani Shihada is billed as the Original Sidewalk Artist (and due to 25 years endurance) he’s also the Last Sidewalk Artist in New York City ( according to his website)
Mary and I were coming back from the train in Grand Central. We went to the Hudson River Museum.
Seen Sunday afternoon on Greenwich Avenue by Seventh Avenue as we were headed home..
I’ll return on Monday morning to see the result and add it to the post. No rain predicted
Last night my sister and I were walking around the neighborhood and window shopping at Naadam Ultra Thin on Bleecker Street. Cashmere and silk store. “Responsibly Sourced Sustainable Mongolian Cashmere Clothing” – The sign says soft, soft, soft world.
Flavor Preferences. What do you like to taste? Is there a flavor you avoid or don’t like?
Is there a difference between a flavor and a taste?
Where do our preferences come from?
Who are the flavorists who add the flavors to what we consume? I’m not even getting into natural vs. artificial flavors.
People within the same family prefer different flavors. How they taste.
Some individuals detest licorice. Others love it. Cilantro? Spices? Peppermint?
If a family gets ice cream cones does everyone choose the same flavor?
Varieties of flavored waters, drinks and seltzers are big sellers.
Wikipedia -“Of the three chemical senses, smell is the main determinant of a food item’s flavor. Five basic tastes – sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami (savory) are universally recognized”
I regret not purchasing this particular drink flavor- I’d really like to taste it (seen at Thanksgiving where sold at the Gourmet Garage NYC). Seeing the photo in my phone reminded me I didn’t taste it. Thinking about rhubarb makes me salivate a bit(yep, I said that). My mouth water. I like rhubarb. The tartness. Next trip, I’m buying it!
I’m sure there are people who don’t like Vanilla. Chocolate. Strawberry. Garlic, Ginger. Cinnamon.
(see America’s favorite ice cream flavors)
Favorite flavors of jelly beans by state available
Tonight I was thinking what a good week we had in NYC. We ate at Westville on 10th Street.
I guess I had breakfast for lunch. So delicious!
at Bleecker & Christopher Street and a SUBWAY mosaic
SUNDAY AFTERNOON- I photographed the dogs as a we waited on the corner for the family to return from visiting the Statue of Liberty.
ALTHOUGH back in the Burgh tonight, I’m posting a few more NYC photos.
Hemingway is the three year old Airedale.
I’d taken a subway mosaic at 42nd Street Station of am Airedale.
Sunday morning- New York City.
We’ve had a wonderful week visiting my sister for Thanksgiving. Today we split up and Charlie and his family took the 9:30 boat to Liberty Island to see the Statue of Liberty. Charlie (2+) said she has her sleeves up! The weather was perfect. Mary and I were at the Holiday Fair in Grand Central Station when these photos arrived on my phone, Looked like a guest blog to me! Thanks James.
All of the photos are taken by my SIL James, Charlie’s dad, except for the one with the Park Ranger taken by my daughter Laura, Charlie’s mom.
“The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World” was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States and is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886. It was designated as a National Monument in 1924. Employees of the National Park Service have been caring for the colossal copper statue since 1933.” from the National Park Service Webpage
Laura standing with the original torch. They could only go to the pedestal level as you have to be 4ft tall to go up to the crown level.
MOTHERPIGEON AT UNION SQUARE
Meet Tina Piña Trachtenburg, street performance artist and animal advocate.
Laura and I walked down to Union Square to the Holiday Market. It would have been hard to maneuver the popular market on a Saturday afternoon even without the stroller. What a crowd! The weather felt like a warm Spring day.
At the entrance point, we saw this flock of pigeons on the steps and I placed a bill in the open suitcase and asked to photograph the creator of the felt birds. Then I asked if I might blog her photo and she agreed. She directed me to the bright green fact sheet under the donations.