January in Brooklyn

So we are in Brooklyn for January because…

… As the image shows, one bun is out of the oven and we are waiting for the other one…the Bride of 2012 (whose wedding chuppah was reported here) is soon to be a mama…

While waiting, the Grandies have been soaking up the local NYC culture. For example:

Lower Manhattan by Kirk Bauer – a work of art, a photo

Just around the corner from our apartment.

Cool plywood bench in the library entrance.

Inside the library display cases:

The snows blow in Brooklyn:

Some of our local subway stations:


At the Brooklyn Museum : “Killer Heels” – designer shoes. Very disturbing show. The movie still below captures a woman imprisoned by fashion, in hideous subjection to torture, willingly undergone



Too bad they had no shoes we could try on and take selfies of, to ridicule ourselves in…

…but there were African textiles we could pet:







And in true Quilt Police style, I looked at the back:

Then there was the Brooklyn Flea, open at weekends, with antiques, collectibles and delectables, too:

The coold red pipes are to code:


And in Manhattan:

The Frick Collection on Fifth Avenue : some El Grecos and other treasures from Scotland but no photos allowed except here in the indoor garden courtyard. A luxurious mansion filled with art. Pretty astonishing that one collector could afford all of it.

The view across from the Frick to Central Park:

Until next time!




International artist retreats 2015-2016, Mount Subasio, Assisi

Check out Arte Studio Ginestrelle on Mount Subasio, Umbria, near Assisi, Italy. This was my choice for art residency in October, 2013. It’s a wonderful place.

artestudioginestrelle, landscape

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