Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Busy! Busy! Busy!

I came back to our hotel from a different way today and realized this building is right next to it.  Its beauty is completely hidden at street level.
The three of us started the day together in the Upper East Side and Harlem.

Fairway Foods knows how to display food.

We had our first and only coffee break of the day at Beard Papa's which is known for cream puffs.

We hoped for a tour of the Apollo Theater in Harlem but there weren't enough people for one.
Near the Apollo a men's shop had this great WCS-ish grad outfit.
We walked over by the Hudson 
and ate just a block from it.

125th is so far up that the subway is above ground.
Bob ditched us so he could buy show tickets for the next few days and
 so he could do another tour at the Tenement Museum.

Elizabeth and I went back to the Upper West Side for a stop at Zabar's.
Jocelyn, here's smoked tuna looking just as tasty as smoked whitefish.
Here's an after-Valentine's Day sale item.
Elizabeth and I then went down 81st Street through Central Park to get to the Met.

This mosaic in the Met's floor would translate beautifully into an applique quilt
 but it's way beyond my skill.
I was at the Met to see the little Faberge collection and I loved it all.  One winter Glenda and I read many book about Faberge and I'm thankful that Barb tipped me off about this collection.

I never resist looking at the Tiffany glass.

After the Met, Elizabeth and I split up so she could go to the Top of the Rock and I could cruise the shops on the Upper East Side.

There was no spending, just looking.
I liked how the restaurant which had this sign pretty much covered every option.
One Fifth Avenue every impeccably dressed businessman and woman had a ash cross on his/her head.  Right, it's Ash Wednesday.  St Patrick's Cathedral had priests marking people with crosses.  It was good to go in, be marked, pick a pew, and reflect awhile.  The interior of St. Patrick's is all scaffolding so people were there to reflect and pray, not to take tourist photos.

Macy's has all its windows decorated for Chinese New Year and, yes, every single cat
 in every single window has a waving paw.
Tonight we have tickets for "Cabaret" at Studio 54.  Alan Cumming stars and Sienna Miller just joined the show as Sally Bowles.  It's rather neat that we saw Bradley Cooper last night and will see Sienna Miller tonight as they starred together in the movie "American Sniper."

1 comment:

  1. If you get time there is a great place to eat near central park called Le Pain ....delicious mint lemonade! That scaffolding was up at the church since June 2013!