Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Some Brooklyn Details

Someday I'm going to learn how to edit in this Blogger!  I can't get the text or photos to go where I want.  I guess I really must learn HTML.

The ward was enjoying some sun but clearly told me to keep moving along...

This fanciful little guy reminds me of the characters in the great animated movie, "9". 

Every other avenue within a few blocks were for the carriage houses of the mansions.  A few interesting features remain.

We have a few hawks and falcons in the area that leave us the remnants of their prey.  One red-tailed falcon once landed on our air conditioner.  Beautiful to see so close up, but oh what a racket his/her claws made on the metal.  It left before I could get the camera.

Detail from an old apartment building.

This isn't on the north side, but the sun rarely shines through the massive trees along Lafayette in summer or the low angles of winter light. 

Just the sign remains - sadly, we have no great bread bakery in the area.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Brooklyn Flea

The famous Brooklyn Flea Market started in a school yard a block away.  Famous you ask?  Well, when Martha Stewart claims it to be one of her favorite places, and my mother in NH asks me if I've heard of it, it doesn't get more famous than that.  No tube socks or used make-up here.  For the winter, it is now housed in an historic, and rather phallic, old building - the Williamsburgh Savings Bank that is the centerpiece of the view from our apt.  They kept all the old features (customer counters, mosaic tile ceilings, light fixtures) in the public area, and it makes for a dramatic setting for some fun and tasty, if rather expensive, finds.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Lovely Lola

As promised, here is Lola, our fearless princess. She loves climbing, sunny window sills and food. Every chance she gets, she will run out the front door of our apt and sniff at every neighbors' door. The lassie is very friendly, but does not do cuddles unless bribed with treats.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Mr. Beans

Featuring Mr. Beans this evening.  Our 2-1/2 year old Brooklyn boy is AKA the Bean, Beansie, Mayor McBean, Admiral Bean, etc etc on the service titles depending on his mood.  Next post will focus on Lola, but if you can't wait, you can see her in my profile photo and here: Lola

Sunday, January 17, 2010

The High Line in Manhattan

My friend Billy and I had a photography day at the newest park in Manhattan, the High Line, built on the long-neglected old West Side elevated train lines. The park, like the old trains, go through buildings and provide new views to see the neighborhood, Manhattan and New Jersey.  (note, I still have trouble moving photos around in blogger - I don't know HTML)

Friday, January 8, 2010

Spooky Clouds and a Mysterious Room

Odd cloud in the view.

 Every night, in the distance, I see this one bright light from a room in an anachronistic tower - weather vane and all.  It is the small vertical protrusion in between the two large buildings in the photos above.