At the risk of inducing boredom whilst waxing about the glories of my city...
I can't help it, I really like it here...
and besides, we had that indescribably delicious 70 degree sunshiny day, a gift in the middle of February...
Hedgehog, home on midwinter break from school, suggested we walk across the Brooklyn Bridge into Chinatown, which we did.
Hedgie and my sis, getting ready to climb the steps to the pedestrian path
At the Brooklyn foot of the bridge, looking toward the first arch
view of the Manhattan bridge right next door
at the middle of the Brooklyn Bridge, looking up at those lovely arches, suspended in lacy-looking cables. One of the most beautiful sights in NYC I think
sunlight on the East River
And in Chinatown, on Bayard Street, our favorite place for bubble tea
Homer guards the entrance, although we're not really sure why
Hedgie enjoys her strawberry drink
and next door, none of us can resist the strings of little stuffed charms--mushrooms, turtles, and unidentifiable "kawaii" creatures with smiley faces, a dollar apiece
around the corner, a little hole-in-the-wall with yummy, glutinous, slightly fermented sticky rice cakes
Arms full of delicacies and gee-gaws, we make our way through the warreny streets of Chinatown and the court buildings, back across the bridge, and home again