Greenwich Village

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Photo: tattooist figurine

Elaborate figurine in a tattoo shop

Past the Museum of Fashion Technology, the garment district, Madison Square Gardens, Penn Station, and on to fabled Greenwich Village.

Greenwich Village is still a wonderful place. The gingko trees were still there - I brought some leaves home with me.

I saw many oddities, and also many exotic and beautiful things.

Photo: window aquarium
I collect mermaids, but this one was a bit too big for me. (The fish and turtles were mobile, swimming back and forth.)
 
I particularly liked the Bleeker/ Charles streets area, where I found a wonderful mystery bookshop, Partners in Crime, and some prized out of print books. Photo: bird of paradise bench
Bench with bird of paradise
Photo: Balinese parasol
Gleaming parasol outside Balinese art shop
Eastern Arts
365 Bleeker St.
 
         
Photo: frescos Photo: frescos Photo: rooftop sun patio Manhattan is a place where one simply must look up as well as all around  
         
Photo: graceful residence Photo: mother with daughters Photo: white flowers Photo:  Pink flowers  
Lovely old residences abound in the neighborhood I don't know if others think of NYC in terms of flowers, but I certainly do  
         
Photo: Picasso courtyard
The Picasso's sunny courtyard

An early stop in the friendly Village Cottage pub was most enjoyable.

Later, my gourmet treat for this day was the Picasso. The antipasto del giorno was killer - mussels in an exquisite light butter sauce, with baby french beans and julienned carrots, followed by a thin crust pizza with smoked salmon, riccotta, and crunchy succulent shrimps. Mmm mmm mmh!