6/21/11

In Brooklyn

These three colors--green and two members of the brown family--figure prominently in Brooklyn's Park Slope neighborhood which I visited last Thursday.

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A friend from college has been living there for a number of years. He's moving back to California soon, and I was lucky enough to catch him while he was still there. We had a fine lunch at Campo de' Fiori--salads, the cured meat sampler, and square-cut Roman pizza--and then we visited the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

He said people call this "the California market" because it has a parking lot and people can fit down the aisles side-by-side. I had to take a picture of the California market. It's funny that California is the reference point, because grocery stores are like that everywhere outside of New York (even in other dense cities, like San Francisco).

People in Park Slope call this "the California market" because it has a parking lot and people can fit down the aisles side-by-side.

Brooklyn has meadow scenes too, just like Manhattan.

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That bed was in front of the Brooklyn library.

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Near here, I very much admired these urns. Want!!

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The Brooklyn Botanic Garden was more like an estate garden than what I'm used to seeing in a botanic garden.

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Lots of roses.

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And there's a large greenhouse complex...

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where they keep all the plants we grow outdoors in California...

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And many that we do not.

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"The Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden is one of the oldest and most visited Japanese-inspired gardens outside Japan. It is a blend of the ancient hill-and-pond style and the more recent stroll-garden style, in which various landscape features are gradually revealed along winding paths." Link.

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It was lovely indeed, but at this point I needed to hydrate so we did not linger long.

7 comments:

Katie said...

California market. Ha!

Always love your photo walks.

Amanda said...

Just stumbled across your blog. Incredible photos!!!

Anonymous said...

im originally from bk and therefore the house caught my attention, i love all of ur pics especially of the BPL b/c I used to go there every sunday with my family.

Thanks for sharing :-)

Juliet said...

Love those urns too & wow, I WANT that purple orchid. Gorgeous!

ZZ's Garden said...

Wow! That is definately a garden. I visited the Japanese Tea Garden in Hayward once, but this one in NY, I hate to say, blows the one in Hayward out of the water.

trashmaster46 said...

Those are some great photos!

Christopher C. NC said...

Looks like a very nice botanical time was had in New York.

All those people on the High Line were way too many. I did like how the tracks were left in the flower beds. That was fun.