New York Botanic Garden
Someone getting married at Botanic Garden
National Waffle Day
Blueberry muffins
The Aster Place Cube
Shake Shack
Another Wedding
Instead of menus, restaurants want you to scan the code
The Met reopens
Diane Arbus
Jackson Pollock
Photo of Alice Liddell (inspiration for Alice in Wonderland) taken by Lewis Carroll
Jacob Lawrence
Vermeer
Breakfast

59 thoughts on “Highlights August 30

  1. LOVED all the photos!! So interesting……things I’ll probably never see……thanks for sharing them. Scanning a barcode instead of getting a menu……WoW!…….not real crazy about that idea……old fashioned I guess…lol.

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  2. Lovely. When our youngest child was just a few weeks old we had to take her to Houston for a pediatric cardiologist to assess her immediate needs and decide if she needed immediate surgery or not (she didnโ€™t, thank goodness). While we were awaiting their decision we stumbled onto a Jackson Pollock exhibition at an art museum. Weโ€™d never heard of Pollock and I remember our reactions to his work. Neither of us at the time had any understanding of non-representational artworkโ€”or any art at all for that matter. But it stuck with me. Kind of like a burr on my shoe. And I grew to appreciate it.

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      1. Thatโ€™s kind of how my husband feels. Not just about Pollack, and not just about abstract art. On the five arts scale of cultural appreciation heโ€™s a negative 1. Although, he does enjoy theatre. Just not opera.

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      2. My husband doesnโ€™t like anything with hidden nuance or thatโ€™s a metaphor….I would never take him to a Mamet play….heโ€™s a phantom of the opera type of guy

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  3. Someone should have given my mom that backseat driver quote many years ago. I have tried not to be a backseat driver to my kids as they shift in to adulthood.

    Need to get to NYC someday. I love botanical gardens and museums. I have been in NY state to see Niagara Falls but I couldn’t convince my husband to put NYC on the list. If we ever make it out of the pandemic, I’ll get one of my kids to make the trip with me!

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  4. Wow scanning a bar code instead of reading a menu – how does that work? It was interesting to see so few people (relatively) on the steps of the Met. I’d love to visit N.Y. city one day. I’d especially love to see a few plays on Broadway (or off). And to visit museums, etc. This may be the only way I’ll ever see it, so thanks for letting me have a peep. have a great day and a great week.

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    1. To be honest, I have an older android so my daughter or husband with newer phones do it for me….itโ€™s apparently like taking a picture. But if weโ€™re going out to eat I now look at menu ahead of time so I know what I want…and all excellent reasons to come to nyc!

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    1. Nooo….donโ€™t blog on my cell phone! Could never! However, I do snap pictures on my phone for the blog because itโ€™s actually easier to add photos to WordPress from my phone

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  5. Nice to see the weddings, even if they are small, the fact that they are getting married is what is most important. Went to an outdoor pub the other day and they wanted us to scan the QR code, but neither one of us has the app that will read it, the camera function doesn’t work for that, so they gave us physical menus. I agree with your husband on Jackson Pollack, my father was an artist at the same time Pollack was being noticed and he couldn’t stand him either.

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    1. Though…you could go through the whole…can you put a price on art….or….what is art….or…is anything worth that much money? Though Iโ€™d love to have enough money to buy Sargents Portrait of Madame X which I adore

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      1. To be honest, as I looked at the prices of some of those paintings I did begin to wonder about the sanity of the whole world.

        I’m a bit of a philistine when it comes to art. I’d be happy with a couple of Vettriano prints.

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  6. Glad to see New York is coming back again. I was worried after I read some articles about the city. It is hard to imagine some of the things I was reading. I hope they are a product of someone’s overactive imagination.

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      1. I love flowers too….but I dont know much either… thought it was one of the few I knew about so I got all excited lol. I just have 4 pots now. But the plant in one of them is almost dead….I’m trying to do CPR ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿคญ….hope it recovers soon.

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      2. Plant killer….my husband calls me that ๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿ˜ช
        Wow a herb garden….that sounds pretty awesome…I hope these 3 that I have left dont disappoint me….๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿ˜…

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