My View For Awhile: “Romani ite domum!” Edition

Time to take my pack and hat and head home.

I haven’t yet offered samplings from this trip.

First, which drink is mine?

And one of these was mine, too.

Ivan Ramen.

Russ & Daughters.

Christmas market.

At the Morgan Library… nice book covers.

Also an exhibit about Charles Dickens’ Christmas writings.

There is a hot dog cart in front of the Met with great dogs.  Check out the cart dedicated to a Marine.

There is at the Met an amazing exhibit of Michelangelo’s sketches and drawings etc that took over 20 years to organize.

It could have been so very different.

The tree at the Met.  It is a great tradition.


Which is mine?


Chicken… differently.

Shifting gears.

Chinese in Queens.  Scallion pancake.

Spicy potato.


Crispy beef.

Xiao long BAAAAOOO!

And so, one heads home.

And I got the text that my plane was put on board my flight!

So far so good.


On the way home a great view of Manhattan with a sliver moon and strong Earth-shine.

The page I had open when I shot the photo…

Well… I think I could manage.

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  1. acardnal says:

    Based on your text message, you must be flying on either a C5 Galaxy or a Russian Antonov An-225 Perhaps another Manhattan is in order. I definitely would have one. LOL!

    [LOL.. my “bag”. However, my plane could’ve been put aboard an A-330.]

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  2. youngcatholicgirl says:

    What is some of that food??? WOW.

  3. NBW says:

    The food looks very delicious. What dish is the one right under the words “shifting gears”?

    Also I am glad to see a beautiful, and reverent nativity scene.

  4. Gaetano says:

    What! No Christmas Borscht?

    [Alas NO! That was a dark patch in an otherwise bright few days.]

  5. Mariana2 says:

    I should love to be able to get a close look at an Antonov!

    What a relief to see the nice Christmas tree and civilised crèche at the Met after yesterdays’ Horror Crèche! I like the angel in 18th century dress above the ox and ass.

  6. Stephanus83 says:

    I’ll be in New York in three weeks for the New York Encounter that the Communion & Liberation movement puts on every year. A trip to the Met and some time with Michelangelo is going to happen!

  7. SKAY says:

    “Also I am glad to see a beautiful, and reverent nativity scene.”

    I agree, NBW.

  8. Titus says:

    I’ll put even money on “Chartreuse.”

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  9. iPadre says:

    Just wondering about the nativity under the tree at the Met. Were there any corpses or scantly clothed figures?

    [They were noticeably absent. There was, however, an unclothed pig on a bridge and a monkey with nothing bu a pair of cymbals.]

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