Monday, August 18, 2014

Random Images - Subway Art

Just a random collection of images that have caugt my attention at some of the subway stations throughout the massive subway system that New York City has as its life arteries.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

My Love Affair with Coney Island

Ever since we moved to Brooklyn my daughter has had an obsession with Coney Island and I in turn have had to be the one to accompany her to visit this gritty Brooklyn enclave. To most Coney Island is equivalent with a carnival atmosphere and seediness. Although this is still true on the most part, this area has undergone some changes lately which have really changed this seedy perception I had of it myself. For one there are more food options available than just funnel cakes or Nathan's (although no visit to Coney Island is complete without going to this eatery which is getting close to it's 100th birthday). The other aspect of change for this area has been the facelift its boardwalk is undergoing with the addition of the Carousel and more play areas for children as well as revamped lighting for its famous parachute tower. My daughter and I spent some time there this weekend having a little mom and daughter time. We went to Luna Park and had fun going on rides and trying to make fake frogs jump onto Lilly pads. Then we went to the beach for a little before ending up at Nathan's for dinner (of course). Here are some pictures I took this time around.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Picture Day - Random Images

Throughout this past year I have been all over Manhattan and the North East US. Sometimes I see things that catch my eye and I try to capture it in a picture. Here are some random images of some of those things that have captured my attention.

 KIZZ Kitty - In NYC
Old Grain Silo - Brooklyn
 Beautiful Lighting - Brooklyn City Hall
 Frozen Lemon Truck - Madison Square NYC
 Vote for Muffinmilk - NYC
Who is John Galt? - Highway in MA (for my Ayn Rand fans)

Friday, August 1, 2014

Graffiti Day - Barcelona and NYC

Here are some random pictures of graffiti I took through out the summer here in NYC and also on my trip to Barcelona at the beginning of July. 

 Ginger Ale - NYC
 Barcelona - Gothic Quarter
 Barcelona - Gothic Quarter
 Barcelona - Gothic Quarter
 Barcelona - by the W hotel
 Barcelona - On the Bus Tour
Barcelona - On the Bus Tour

Friday, July 25, 2014

Something Goofy to End the Week With

This one is from someone I was related to through my marriage but no longer although I do love all these kids like they were my own family. This is one of my ex-hub's cousins who has been working on films for a bit and has made a few short and very funny videos. It is a youtube video called Camping. Hope it gives you a nice long laugh.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty - My New Favorite

When I went to Barcelona it was the end of June. Since I have been going through the divorce process this trip came at a point when I was already set to move into my new place. As is typical during these long flights there are plenty of movies to watch on board the plane and this time I lucked out finding The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

What I love about this movie is that, one I felt like it was a story about my life, at least because of the day dream part because I tend to do that a lot. I found it endearing that someone thinks about us dreamers. The other great part about it is how he is thrown into a situation and instead of cowering away in his day dreams he starts getting over his fears and finally starts really living. I fell in love with the character and with the beautiful photography of this movie. The landscapes are just breathtaking. It makes me want to go all over the world and see everything I have been dreaming of. If you have not seen it yet and are a romantic at heart, I definitely recommend you see it.