JOHN LENNON Strawberry Fields Memorial

When John Lennon was murdered…………..his widow, Yoko Ono,  gave a gift to the city………a memorial to John in Central Park.………STRAWBERRY FIELDS.

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Thousands of tourists visit the memorial every day.  Many bring flowers…..candles……..toys mentioned in his music……..and photographs of John which they leaves behind.  Then they take thousands of “selfies”.

CLICK ON the Walrus………to enlarge

 

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I was there at the DAKOTA when John was shot……….I spent the rest of the night with thousands of New Yorkers who gathered when they heard the news.  We lit candles and sang Beatles songs throughout the night.

40 SHADES of Summer on the streets of New York

Ilona Royce Smithkin……..at the age of 94……still vibrant.  Artist…….model…….and chanteuse……..and lovely in her KAREN WALKER SUNGLASSES

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Walking the streets of New York is always fun.  Shooting these SUNGLASSES was even more fun.

A WALK IN THE PARK……….with Claudia and James

A perfect day for a walk in Central Park with my friends from England.

BETHESDA FOUNTAIN ………planted with lotus for the summer

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Claudia is a ballerina with the Royal Ballet…and her brother James is an aspiring actor.  Both are ready for their “close-up”.

CLICK ON :  the word IMAGINE to see the John Lennon Memorial……and Claudia is wearing John’s glasses……a gift from Yoko.

The “bubble guy”……..sun worshipers…….portrait artists……..baby geese……….and a hunk or two………a falcon in a tree……..Central Park is always fun.

LUNCH with my friends from the ROYAL BALLET

Lunch on the terrace with my friends from the Royal Ballet.

They are a lovely and sweet family……..I adore them all.

ALEX

ALEX

RAW okra

RAW okra

Douggie & Annette

Douggie & Annette

Hail Brittania.......

Hail Brittania…….

LUNCH

LUNCH

Lemon Verbena tea

Lemon Verbena tea

Brother and sister

Brother and sister

New Ballerina

New Ballerina

Actor

Actor

Mom and daughter

Mom and daughter

Doug

Doug

Annette......ballerina

Annette……ballerina

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They are a lovely and sweet family……..I adore them all……..and enjoy their visit every time they fly over to New York.

 

Sometimes……….life is just a BLUR

The ever lovely ILONA.………was on the telly today with Katie Courie along with Ari Seth Cohen…………author of Advanced Style”. 

Did you happen to catch her?  94 and still a bundle of joy.

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Sometime I have to grab a photo so quickly……..my camera blurs.  Or, the subject moves…….another blur.

To see more New Yorkers…..all blurry…….just click one!

PAPER MACHE MASKS

Kids at my local elementary school had a fun project…….make a mask of one of your family members!

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It would have been a “trip” to meet these family members……….

PAPIER MÅCHE     [ pap-yay mash-ay ]……..

A mean MOTHER TRUCKER………nyc

URBANIMAL…..the graffiti artist……at work on a truck.  Parked on Columbus Ave and 73rd street.

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Looks like a rip on PICASSO…….or……???