Monday, July 1, 2013

Weekend explorations: East Village, Manhattan


Facade - word origin: French façade, after Italian facciata for face. Literal face on the plastic facade of Otafuku eatery, reflecting building facades across the street. Once again, I returned to Princeton too late for photos, so hope you don't this prior weekend's glimpse of our metropolitan area!

More City Daily Photo "Facade" Theme Day entries here!
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Little notes: Otafuku specializes in two types of Japanese "street food": takoyaki (spherical octopus fritters dotted with ginger and green onions, made in a cast-iron mold - see below) and okonomiyaki (eggy pancakes with cabbage and seafood or meat).

27 comments:

Hilda said...

Literal, sure, but so cute!

I love takoyaki - perfect as a quick snack. I've never had okonomiyaki, though. No ramen? :)

cieldequimper said...

Sounds lovely. You are far more literal than I was but I did contemplate posting a face too... This one is sweet and... well fed! :-)

Zosia said...

The face painted on the window advertises takoyaki very well (the rounded cheeks) ;-).
Thank you for stopping by at Polonica: Home Again.

Gerald (SK14) said...

love the reflections here

Dianne said...

A façade with reflections ... perfect for our Theme Day.

a.s.m. said...

Me gusta la foto que esta muy bien compuesta, los reflejos del cristal, el logotipo, las grafías, el rojo intenso de la carpintería, en definitiva me parece una buena foto.
Un saludo, Ángel

Peter said...

Love the interpretation, looks yum. Actually staying in Kailua for 5 days at a vrbo. You are spot on, this is one great beach and town, spent this arvo at Lanakai, cocktail and beers at Buzz's afterwards -
heaven! The vibe of Hawaii is so special. Mahalo.

LOLfromPasa said...

You put your 'thinking cap' on and came up with a super post, Lulu. Love it all, but might pass on takoyaki :).

Cloudia said...

Thanks for taking us along!



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llandudnopictures said...

Glancing at your photo, without reading the text, gave me the impression you were inside somewhere looking out during a very heavy downpour of rain! Food looks delicious!

VP said...

I like the facade but I will skip the food!

Jack said...

You checked all the boxes with this one.

Jim said...

Good face and facade.

xStroutx said...

Haha this is the cutest facade I've seen so far in this theme :)

Kaya said...

Lulu, this is a real enjoyment for all us!!!

The first picture is just splendid!!! It has so many amazing details. I love the reflection of buildings. They are like paintings. And this cute face of a smiley someone ( looks like a babushka) is so great!

And fritters are simply delicious, I think.

Norma Beishir said...

Love the photos but I'll pass on the food. I make it a rule to never eat anything that could eat me....

Tanya Breese said...

love it lulu!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Super fun facade for the theme Lulu, ditto what Aimee said :)pass on the octopus thingies, those slippery little suckers freak me out haha!

gregory urbano said...

those sound delicious, thanks for the definitions!

Mo said...

The takoyaki look delicious

LONDONLULU said...

Thank you, everyone!!

Catherine said...

Nice shot Lulu!... I like how clearly you can see the reflections of the facades as well the folks in the interior. Cute storefront drawing (why are Japanese designs always so!)... would love to try the okonomiyaki, sounds delicious :)

Randy said...

Octopus fritters now that's just gross.

Kay said...

Very nice interpretation of the theme. You covered multiple bases. Well done!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Well, the color, composition and textures of this façade are winners. What a very creative post and photo for the Theme Day!

Bises,
Genie

William Kendall said...

Good shots!

Buck said...

Love the layers in your interpretation. Great post!