It is very, very tempting when it gets cold to just stay inside on weekends but I have made an effort the last two months to get out and do fun things. For goodness sakes, I live in New York City and there are amazing events going on every day. To take advantage of one such afternoon I recently I bundled up and headed to the Bryant Park Block Party with my new Olympus PEN E-PL7 camera in hand. As much as I love my huge DSLR this pint-sized option really is great all-day, walk around camera. And even though I live in the greatest city on Earth I do not visit our famous landmarks as often as I should so before heading to the street fair I asked my friend Christina to meet me on the steps of the New York Public Library.
Every time I see the beautiful stone lions out front I smile as a flood of memories hit me. I remember holding my mom’s hand on trips into the city as a child and recalling how huge the lions looked, when I played hooky for the day in high school and went by myself to fashion week at the tents in Bryant Park, when Carrie got married in the library, the day I did a photo shoot on 5th Avenue two years ago, and many more! Here are a few shots of one of my favorite landmarks, all taken with my new camera, the Olympus PEN E-PL7 and M.ZUIKO14 – 42mm II R Black Lens, and I particularly love the 180° Flip Touch Screen designed for the perfect selfie:
After some great photos at the New York Public Library I tucked my camera in my bag and we cut through Bryant Park to the street fair. The fair actually ended up being a few blocks away and I love that the camera fit in a regular purse, no need for my camera bag, and that it is quite compact, easy to carry, and has a pretty vintage style with modern technology.
One we arrived ur first order of business was to get some walking-around corn. When I lived in Brooklyn there was a popular restaurant called Calexico where my roommates and I would order elote to enjoy while we looked at the menu and Christina and I did the same. We each purchased an ear of corn and nibbled away while we walked up and down the street looking at everything for sale.
After checking out all of the different booths selling just about everything you can imagine Christina and I honed in on two stalls in particular. And remember yesterday how I did a fitness journey check in and talked all about counting calories? Well, everyone needs a good cheat day. At the first booth that peaked our interest a woman was making delicious looking cannolis and after watching her fill the shells with homemade happiness we decided they looked too good to pass up. I did a mix and match of one mint and one maple pecan and they surely did not disappoint.
The second booth that stopped us dead in our tracks was the crepe stand. It was a very chilly day and the idea of a warm treat convinced us we just had to try one. Thus, we ended our glutenous afternoon at the Bryant Park Street Fair by splitting a banana, Nutella, and walnut crepe. Not only does this food look amazing but I was really impressed with my new Olympus PEN E-PL7, the photos are so sharp and clear, and I will admit, so much better than my new iPhone.
As much as I love marathon watching Gilmore Girls on Netflix it was a refreshing change to take the afternoon to walk around the Bryant Park Street Fair. I am so glad I was able to capture this wonderful afternoon on in high definition with my new camera!
Have you ever been to a street fair with food like this?
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