Saturday, December 23, 2006
Many have seen the lights of the big tree of Rockefeller Center or the lavish window displays in 5th Ave., but not many get to see the other more humble things this city has. The first image above is a beautiful and huge tree placed in the middle of South Street Seaport, two blocks away from where I live. The tree above is from Washington Square Park.
Puppets, toys, jewelry, mugs, books and clothing. You can find all these things and more at the Christmas Market in Union Square. Every year a group of red and white striped tents go up in Union Square to form a little village of one of a kind, hand made gifts. You can't help but to feel like as if you just walked in to Santa's shop.
I fell in love with these puppets, they were all lined up with big smiles and open mouths. Don't they look like a jolly choir?
Hand made ornaments of all sizes hang in this tent. There is so much to look at it is hard to describe it all.
Once again the big tree in South Street Seaport. I hope you enjoyed some of the images in this post and I wish you all Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year! May we all find peace, health and success in 2007!
Sunday, August 27, 2006
Don't know if it looks crowded but it was. It was a mad house, people constantly walking into each other and not noticing. Every one was busy and distracted with all the produce on display. I know I collided with a few as I took my pictures. This image is the west side of Union Square.
And this one is the north side. This area is more open but it still didn't help much since it was here where I ran into people.
The peaches looked so good, just wanted to take them all home....Especially since I just got done painting one the night before. I love the leaves still attached to the ones in the center.
Immediately I thought of Van Gogh when I came across these sunflowers. This is my first time seeing this type of flower in person and I was amazed at their hot intense golden radiance.
I love the way the farmers set their tables with rows and rows of veggies. All this bounty hits you hard and makes you go wow! I know I did.
Heirloom tomato was the word of the day today. The first time I visited the Farmers Market a few months ago I didn't see any of these. But today everybody and their mama had heirloom tomatoes and they were all amazing. The shapes, colors and intensity of all of them in groups were too much for me to take. Wanted to buy a few but they were $4 a pound, and these are huge tomatoes. 1 lbs. would have been one tomato, I just didn't have the money for that. I had to settle on taking pictures.
I thought these little yellow tomatoes were so cute! They were like little kitties trying to get adopted at a pet store! Maybe I'm reading too much into this, but what can I say, I'm still very excited about the things I saw today.
More tomatoes!!! I'm telling you, they were every where. I didn't mind because I love tomatoes, they are firm and yet juicy....the sexiest veggie of all.
Sunday, June 25, 2006
I picked a perfect day for this adventure. During the week the temperature was very hot and humid, but on this Saturday the sun was out and a cool breeze swept throghout Union Square. The breeze kept me fresh as I walked around trying to capture the event with my camera. The Farmers Market is a long tradition in NYC. I'm not sure when, how or why it got started but every one knows about it. Farmers from the outskirts of the city come in three times a week to sell the fruit of their land. It was a very refreshing thing to see nature in the middle of the city. This market reminded me of the markets you dind in Peru. Unfortunately I was not prepared that day for purchasing, but I will be back very soon with money in hand to take some of this stuff home!
As always, tomatoes radiating.