January 18, 2016
Roebling Tea Room, Brooklyn
Train In/Out: New Haven, CT
Subway: 4,5,6 to Union Square; L to Brooklyn
Restaurants: The Roebling Tea House, The Campbell Apartment
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1, m.Zuiko 8mm fisheye
My husband had the day off for Martin Luther King day so he decided to join me on my Monday adventure. We are both fans of Jerry Seinfeld and like his internet show Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Jerry takes various celebrities to coffee shops around NYC (as well as LA). I remembered one in Brooklyn so I looked it up. The Roebling Tea House in the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn. He took Seth Meyers there. Had good reviews on Trip advisor so we set our basic intention of the day to make our way over there. What I like about my Mondays is I will go with one general goal for a day, a place to visit or tour, but mostly I let the day unfold as it will.
Tunnel to the New Haven train platform. I can't decide if I like it in color or black & white so I'm showing both. :)
There are many murals throughout Brooklyn. Personally, I am not a believer in the global warming theories, but the mural and old car were certainly a statement. Not quite sure how the two relate.
Our destination goal.
Lunch! I'm a foodie so I will often photograph my meal. Jeff enjoyed his first cold brew coffee. The waitress told us how to make it, the French press works great, just put in the coffee and water and stick it in the fridge overnight. Apparently less acidic than brewed coffee. Perhaps Miss Reflux can enjoy it sometime.
Maybe someday I will be, too.
So this artist did get me to visit her website thanks to this leg. If you click on the photo, it will take you to her site. She's interesting. :)
A 60's inspired vintage store. The guy at the register was particularly unfriendly but whatever. My parents had a lot of the 60's furniture growing up and it's come back big time in new furniture stores these days. There is a chair in the far right of this photo (striped fabric) that I grew up with; our fabric was a little different, lighter, but that's the chair. I think we have Don Draper to thank for this resurgence of 60's decor.
A fabulous store called Fuego; looked like an inventory nightmare. ;) Fuego is at 249 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Brooklyn movie theater.
My favorite photo of the day. I like the girl on the far right.
Golden Hour long shadows.
The fisheye let me capture this very long mural in one shot. Some lens flare. This was down by the water and it was windy and freezing.
I need to find out what this is, some kind of subway marker.
Rite Aid in Grand Central; I was so impressed with how many languages they support there!
The Campbell Apartment. It's not an apartment at all, but it is in Grand Central. It was an office space for a rich guy years ago. Now it's a place to have a $17 glass of wine. It's really cool inside, like you've stepped into a different time. You can access it from the elevators on the ramp up near the Oyster Bar in the food court area.
Until the next Magic Monday!
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