I went on a small downtown adventure with a friend on Friday. We did a lot of walking, it was hot, and there were lots of pedestrians and cars. But it was fun. We had two destinations in mind, about 30 minutes walk from each other, so we parked in between. One stop was in Chinatown at the small Good Luck gallery to see some art work by Anna Zemankova. She was born in what is now the Czech Republic in 1908. She was self taught, and made fantasy depictions of flowers using pencil, paper, fabric, embroidery, and beads. Her work is also being shown in Lausanne, Switzerland and New York. My photos only show portions of some of the pieces, to try and show the detail in her art.
The gallery was in a little pedestrian walkway.
Our other stop was The Last Bookstore. It is a huge and very unique place that primarily sells used books. There are a lot of sculptural displays using old books.
But in between the gallery and the bookstore we stopped for a delicious lunch, and after the lunch, I ordered some of these beignets. Really wonderful.
I’ve been trying to walk each day. The later afternoon is best because the weather has warmed up quite a bit. Here are a few shots during one of those walks.
Finally a couple shots of little Lucy. This is a fabric tent about three feet long that folds up like an accordion. Here she is with Charlie. Lucy and Sophie (the cat) chase each other through it…
but sometimes she likes to get in it herself and wear it like a dress.
Enjoy your week. Eat lots of cookies, and thank you for visiting my blog.