Back to New York

Now that we’ve had a little break, it’s back to New York City.

When we last left our hero and heroine…

We were getting ready to do some walking. There was a market-type thing going on in Union Square so that’s where we went, to gawk at the wares and all the people.

(Union Square. Photo by Robin. June 2007)

Not only does that bread look yummy, but I was startled to see that they were selling spelt bread. Spelt bread! I mean really, how cool is it to be able to find spelt bread??

Go ahead. Laugh if you want. I know some of you out there have no idea what I’m talking about. But the next time you’re in the market for wheat alternatives (either gluten-free or classified as ok for the gluten-sensitive), go look at that link for spelt and then hie yourself off to Union Square for some spelt bread because, honestly, I have no earthly idea where else you can find spelt bread without making it yourself.

(For those not in the know, I went through a brief period of time — about 3 months or so — when I was doing a no wheat, no meat, no dairy diet for health reasons. I’m thinking of doing it again. I don’t think I’ve ever felt healthier or more alive than when I was eating that way. When you eliminate wheat, meat, and dairy, there’s not much else left except for healthy stuff.)

(Virgin Record store on the right. It has some sort of weird clock on it that counts time backwards and forwards, but it didn’t show up well in any of the photos. Photo by Robin. June 2007.)

There were all kinds of stands in Union Square, from art to food to things that have no category that I can pin them down to. It was great fun to mill around with all the other people and just enjoy the variety of things available. M and I didn’t buy anything. We admired. And I probably did gawk a little.

Union Square was not short on people or politics:

(Union Square. Photo by Robin. June 2007)

(Look at all the people! Union Square. Photo by Robin. June 2007)

(Display in Union Square. Photo by Robin. June 2007)

(Protest. Photo by Robin. June 2007)

(In case you couldn’t read it the first time. Photo by Robin. June 2007)

There weren’t any folks out there offering an opposite view of things or, in the interest of fairness, I’d have photographed and presented them. Unlike Fox News, I don’t preach that I’m fair and balanced, but every once in a while I’m willing to practice it.

Next stop: Washington Square Park