Food-Themed Windows at Barney’s & A Hot Dog in Central Park

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Confession: this post is just an excuse to share a ton of pictures that I snapped yesterday with my new camera (and new lens) as Craig and I journeyed up to Central Park on one of the most beautiful days I’ve ever experienced in New York. It was just warm enough that I didn’t need to wear my jacket (though I did have it handy for later) and just cool enough that we could walk and walk and walk without getting sweaty. To keep this post food-related, we’ll eat a hot dog from a hot dog cart near the east side of the park and then we’ll see the food-themed windows at Barney’s. But let’s start at the entrance to the park near 81st street as we wander in and behold the autumnal splendor.

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Ok, who’s ready for a hot dog?

You know, I realize many of you may recoil at the idea of a hot dog from a hot dog cart, but these are the hot dogs I grew up on; I remember going to Central Park with my parents and having an afternoon cart hot dog to tide us over before dinner. And I still love the way the steam makes them soft and pliant; there’s no snap, they just sink between your teeth.

Craig, we’ll have two please:

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Mmmm…. while we eat, let’s listen to these guys play the saxophone while little girls dance:

A few more sights before we leave the park:

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There’s the Central Park Zoo gift shop:

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This monkey is thinking: “Get me the Hell out of here!”

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We can check out the food court at the Plaza (though we won’t sit and eat anything):

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Upstairs, people are paying $45 a person for afternoon tea:

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But now let’s go to Barney’s and check out the windows. First, inside, there’s this furry hat:

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This selection of ties:

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And this miniature TV:

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At last, we go outside:

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See if you can pick out any familiar faces:

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Hope you enjoyed our Sunday inside and outside Central Park. If you live in New York, make your way there soon before the leaves are gone and it’s too cold to enjoy it.

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