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Sunday, May 4, 2008

Decisions, Decisions

Ice Cream
Photo by myself around 14th Street and Fifth Avenue, today.

The ice cream truck with its familiar tinkling jingle is a symbol of suburban summer. You'd be surprised how many of these trucks litter the streets of New York, when the weather is nice.

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Today Mark and I ventured into the East Village. While walking around, we noticed a couple of movie theaters participating in the Tribeca Film Festival.

Very, very informal queues were arranged on the streets, between metal police barricades. A cool drizzle of rain made the scene especially unglamorous.

Still, I told Mark that we should try going to the Film Festival next year. In our years living here, neither of us has managed to go.

I think part of the trouble is that since many of the films shown are equally unknown, it's tough to figure out which of the 250+ films to watch. A quick look at the movie roster is overwhelming. I feel like I'd have to sit down for a few hours before making my educated choices.

Anyway, we have a whole year to figure out which movies to see. Hopefully, it won't be raining.

Related posts: The Arts - Live and on Videotape and For Your Viewing Pleasure.

13 comments:

Grand Life said...

Catching up on your posts. I love your masthead. Beautiful pictures. I miss NY in the spring.
Judy

Tammy said...

I want an ice cream now, actually a hot fudge sundae would be awesome!

Eva said...

I haven't had an ice cream from an ice cream truck in years. Now that I think about it, I'd love some ice cream :-)

I love your street pictures. It makes me realize how much of an impact NY has had on me.

Eva in Norway, currently in bed with a flu. Not cooking this weekend, just basically feeling sorry for myself....

Kitty said...

Welcome, Judy
Thanks! I'd love to hear about your experiences in NY. Spring and Fall are the best times, yes, but the shortest seasons.

Hi Tammy
Spring and ice cream go together well. And iced coffee. And eating outside.

Hi Eva
I'm sorry you're sick! Rest easy.

The NY city streets are fun but hard on the body, too. It's important to find a balance for oneself.

Sonia A. Mascaro said...

I love street photos, Kitty, principally from NY!

I want an ice cream just now, too!
But today here is cold... brrrr...

Kitty said...

Hi Sonia
There's never a bad time for ice cream, lol!

tam said...

I sure do love this photo. I want to visit New York!! Just beautiful.

Kitty said...

Thanks Tam
You ought to visit, really.
Everyone seems to be here right now!

Olivier said...

les marchands de glace, hummm. la musique du marchand de glace, que de souvenir

merchants ice, hummm. music merchant ice, a lot of good souvenirs o)

penpusher said...

Great photo Kitty.

I get what you mean about the overwhelming choices during Film Festivals! We too have never been to one solely due to this reason, lol.

Kitty said...

Hi Olivier
I wonder whether your ice cream trucks play the same music?!

Hi Penpusher
We ought to promise each other to visit a film festival soon

Ming the Merciless said...

I hate crowded theaters so I rarely go to movies during weekends or evenings.

The best times to go are the weekday matinées. There's hardly a soul in the theater and you can park yourself anywhere you want. ;-)

Also, aren't the Tribeca Film Festival tickets really expensive. They are like $15/person. Yikes!

Kitty said...

Hi Ming
We tend to go on off times, too.
I had no idea the tickets were so pricey. Maybe that's why we've stayed away?