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!

Wendy

 

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About wendyfe

I am a fibre artist working in mixed media textiles with a focus on vintage cloth reworked with stitching, natural dyeing, eco printing and rust printing . My work can be seen at www.wendyfeldberg.ca.
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5 Responses to January in Brooklyn

  1. Ginny Huber says:

    Hi Wendy! As a born in Brooklyn baby, many many years ago, an a New Yorker at heart still I love seeing all the pix of your adventures.. Here’s to seeing more them and to a lovely birth for your daughter..

  2. Bonnie says:

    Thank you so much for sharing these! And I know exactly what you mean by the Quilt Police!

    • wendyfe says:

      Don’t you hate i when people turn over your work to look at the back???? Even in exhibits of your work in galleries….I had to laugh at my myself when I did the same thing with the Touch and See African textiles at the Brooklyn Museum!

  3. Barbara Kallman says:

    Hi:
    Also a Brooklyn baby and I agree with Ginny. Brooklyn never leaves you. So many of your photos are reminders quite dear. You never really know how much you miss a place till you are no longer there.

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