Friday, May 31, 2013

Farmers Market goodies

The radishes are back! I love their bright appearance every year. Hope you have a terrific weekend!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Stage design

Giant piano parts for Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods, McCarter Theatre - sorry it's a dim point-and-shoot. NY Times rave review here (it mistakenly says the theatre is on Princeton University campus, it is not).

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

T is for a Taste of Tea

How about a tempting cuppa or two? Infini-T Cafe. (Their pancakes are also tasty! A glimpse posted here.)

Thanks to Denise, Roger and team at ABC Wednesday.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Princeton Hospital at Plainsboro

Princeton Hospital moved last year to neighboring Plainsboro. It is now a 15 minute drive, not walk, away. To many, life had (inconveniently) imitated art: TV hit House was set at fictional Princeton-Plainsboro Hospital.

(Confession: I like Hugh Laurie but never watched House. Have you?)

Monday, May 27, 2013

Weekend explorations: Bike launch, New York City

Well, that break lasted longer than I intended, thanks to a cold. But I began recovering in time for a stormy New York weekend - the city's bike share program is ready to launch! Happy Monday.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Looking up

At a most peaceful study space for Princeton students, Chancellor Green. Have a peaceful Monday.

I will be taking a short break, be well and see you soon!

Friday, May 17, 2013

City Daily Photo Theme Day: Norwegian Constitution Day

In honor of the day, a local rendition of Edvard Munch's iconic Norwegian art, Princeton University. Hm, is it stress of student life? Or dusty windows driving him mad? (And to my sweet friend S from Oslo, after all your trips here, I owe you a visit to Norway!)
More City Daily Photo entries here, celebrating Norway's Constitution Day. Happy Weekend!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

For hazelnut-cocoa addicts

At our little Italian grocers, I spied (gasped at) the largest jar of Nutella ever (7 pounds/3kg at $75/£50/€58). A sliver of the "normal" size jar is barely visible on the right.
P.S. In headlines: a $20,000 Nutella heist in Germany and a "Nutella-gate" scandal at Columbia University.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

R for Rest in Peace (and Remarkable Woman)

At Princeton Cemetery, pinwheel rounds and (in 2nd photo) grave of the remarkable Sylvia Beach. Beach founded the renowned Shakespeare & Company bookshop on Paris's Left Bank and published James Joyce's Ulysses. Ernest Hemingway wrote of Beach in A Moveable Feast: "No one else was nicer to me."

Thanks to Denise, Roger and team at ABC Wednesday!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

New spring leaves

Despite recent cold weather (32F/0C last night), the blooms are giving way to new leaves of soft green.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Weekend explorations: Vintage underground, New York

For Grand Central Terminal's centennial, 42nd Street Crosstown Shuttle riders were treated to vintage 1940s and 1950s subway trains all weekend (still got you crosstown in a New York minute). Mr. L shot the vintage ad (2nd photo): "WAGE WAR ON GERMS - cover your coughs & sneezes PLEASE!!".

Friday, May 10, 2013

Night view

Playing with a "Lomo" effect, Princeton's policy school (day view posted Wednesday). Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

On the streets: It's a dog's world

Silly (phone) snaps to cheer up the day: Manhattan attitude, Princeton baby, and "faces" of Princeton.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Q for Quintessential

Quintessential Spring scene! I've shown my quota of blooms recently:) For querying minds, this is Princeton's policy school. Architect: Minoru Yamasaki, of New York's World Trade Center.

More at ABC Wednesday.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Bell tower

Nassau Hall, Princeton University. Stealing the bell clapper was a student tradition from the 1860s to 1990s, when (fed up) officials removed the clapper.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Ah, Spring

A very little one. (And please pardon my dust while I spring clean the blog!)

Friday, May 3, 2013

The Institute Pond

I like imagining luminaries like Einstein and Gödel strolling here, once upon a time. Have a peaceful weekend.

Flowering tree and tribute to a young woman:
"Amy Brockob 1970-1993 / Who loved this place / Missed by her friends"

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Pink blooms

I hope you don't mind more blooms. It's been such a grey winter, seems we all deserve Spring flowers.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

CDP Theme Day: Creative Artisan | P for Peruvian

Rich textiles and a handcrafted llama grace my favorite Peruvian restaurant, El Tule, in neighboring Lambertville, just a 20-30 minute drive away. (My first post-work-travel stop, ceviche does wonders:)

More 'Creative Artisan' entries at City Daily Photo!

More 'P' entries at ABC Wednesday!