Spring In Brooklyn

While the weather is still pretty chilly, Spring is enthralling us with beautiful scenes at every corner. Magnolia, Japanese Cherry, Crabapple and Wheeping Cherry trees stand proud in full bloom everywhere you look. Biking around Brooklyn is finally back to being a joy after a long drawn winter and that's all I'm going to say. Photos will do rest of the talking here, all taken during my bike rides and walks running errands over the last couple weekends.

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Brick In Brooklyn

I am sitting on a wet wooden bench in the patio of an otherwise cozy café in Brooklyn’s Boerum Hill neighborhood as I mull over this post. While I continue to ponder, worth mentioning that I stumbled upon a really cool store named Regular Visitors on Smith Street earlier this morning. It has got a little bit of everything – kitchen staples, watches, stationary from Japanese clutch pencils to artisanal envelopes, apothecary, cleaning supplies, an entire wall dedicated to magazines and newspapers, and heavy metal plated tailor shears which remind me of the scissors my grandmother used in India decades ago. Everything is displayed on elegant white shelving, lots of neat straight lines and all this is complemented with a splendid grey veined marble topped coffee counter. I should have had coffee there but instead chose to wander around the neighborhood until I found this wet bench to sit on.

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Washington University In St. Louis In Pictures

I hadn't latched on to the iPhone craze during my time as a graduate student in Washington University in St. Louis between 2010-2012 so none of the campus pictures I took then are fit for purpose for posting here (I was perfectly happy with my Blackberry, which by the way, I still feel has most functional key pad among all phones out there). I moved to New York City for work right after graduating and as life got busier, there wasn't any thought devoted to heading back to St. Louis for a walk down memory lane. Two years there were enough I suppose. However, I had the opportunity to visit St. Louis for a couple of express trips this year to participate in coaching and mentoring sessions with current students at school. It was during these trips the pictures uploaded here of our beautiful university were taken (except one or two, which are older).

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