Altos dos Moinhos – cheeky graffiti

The Altos dos Moinos Lisbon metro stop is on the Blue Line. The station opened to the public in 1988 and is designed by architect Ezequiel Nicolau with the plastic interventions of the painter Julio Pomar.

Using graffiti as an artistic expression, Júlio Pomar honored four figures of Portuguese letters;
Camões, Bocage, Pessoa, and Almada.

The work of a year of drawing resulted in the plastic animation of the station’s walls and an exhibition organized by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation’s Center for Modern Art in 1984 entitled “1 Year of Drawing, 4 Poets in the Lisbon Metropolitan”.
João Castel-Branco Pereira, in his work “Arte-Metropolitano de Lisboa”, describes the emphasis the painter wanted to impress on each poet and the iconography he used; Camões “warrior and gallant, memories of a poetically fictional homeland history, in duels, medieval, etc.

Photos: dievca, Lisbon Portugal 08/2019

A deep deposit…

in the Family Karma bank.

Manhattan power outage 07/2019

The blackout last night came to roost on dievca’s doorstep.

dievca had power – Master had just left and had power up at His apartment. But, family members of the friend who passed, flew in and were scheduled to stay in a UWS hotel for the Memorial Service. No power.

No power = no AC, no lights, no food with one person in a wheelchair.  dievca called to check on them, they were in a cab and needed a place to go. So, dievca gave up her apartment to the Family and rode her bike up to Masters for the night.

That worked out fine.

The challenge was that she returned at 9 am and they weren’t out of bed. Then she made them breakfast with the random food she had. And then they stayed at dievca’s until 2:00 pm.

Her treat of having two days off in a row – washed away.

Speaking of wash, dievca needs to do the sheets and towels they used.

That’s Karma in the Karma bank, right?

 


Leaving my heart with you…

Photo: dievca  Graffiti 05/2017 Brooklyn

…while running back to help my Parents.
Just call me Wonder dievca!
(wink, wink)

 


A cortado to start the Day!


Good Morning!
Good Week!
Good Cortado from Mercado Little Spain-Hudson Yards!


with head cocked…it looks like a bird

Beak jutting out.
Round belly.
Crested head.

Standing upright.
Dubbing it – “The Bird”
Do you see it?

Photos: Dog – stock, Building in Hudson Yards NYC – dievca 05/2019


SoHo smile

photo: dievca 05/2019 SoHo NYC

dievca returned  a $1000 item, only to spend $500…
but, that is the danger of visiting SoHo~

The return (something dievca wanted in 2014 – click to see post):

Diane Von Furstenberg Fur Coat

Diane Von Furstenberg Fur Coat

The purchases:

Navy/black ‘D-West MB’ boots Diesel

Diesel F-Bold backpack grey green $148


You may not look good, but you feel good! (and something of use)

dievca had dinner at the Zodiac Room in Neiman Marcus Hudson Yards. It was a soft opening and the restaurant was empty.  There were unlimited Popovers and dievca’s sparkling rosés were filled to the brim. All in all, a lovely evening.

What dievca wore:

She may not have looked good (she thinks she did), but she felt fabulous!

They had Popovers galore — and dievca knows that popovers are not good on the 2nd day, but she took one home to try again… Hmmm, did they give her the strawberry butter? Hah! They did!

On her way out of the store — dievca loved this sweatshirt (left), but it is handmade and $450…

And the Big Apple Le Creuset is cute (right), but it cannot compete with the one that dievca’s friend gave her for her birthday,,,

She has used it like crazy!

Did dievca tell you about her friend packing the Le Creuset dutch oven in her suitcase, coming from Europe and TSA thinking it was a —- well, something of interest. When dievca opened up her gift it was wrapped heavily in TSA tape.

Something Useful:

Le Creuset ® Caribbean Blue 6.75-Qt. Oval Dutch Oven

Where was Master?  He had friends in from the West Coast and they needed attention.
Not dievca’s worry, Thank goodness… instead she was heavily into the sparkling rosé.
Hiccup~