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A City Girl Turned Country Gal Visits the City Part II


Hej and welcome back for Part II:

Manhattan, New York is full of wonderful sounds and flavors. You are also assured of having visual pleasures  like none other.

Enjoy…

The city is a treat for the ears. Street musicians can be found everywhere:

Street musicians performing in costume on the subway platform

Street musicians performing in costume on the subway platform

This group can   frequently be seen and enjoyed while sitting on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

One can also see New Yorkers practicing the right to protest issues that need attention

One can also see residents of New York practicing the right to protest any issues that need attention

You will always be able to hear New Yorkers expressing their thoughts on current issues

Freedom of speech can be seen as New Yorkers express their thoughts on current issues

An employee of a toy shop displays a new product, the zebra on wheels

An employee of a toy shop displays a new kids product, the zebra on wheels

Sky writing can be seen between the large buildings in Manhattan on this clear and beautiful day

Sky writing seen between the large buildings in Manhattan on this clear and beautiful day

Another wonderful sight in Manhattan and pleasurable afternoon , street fairs! They are so much fun!!

Another wonderful sight in Manhattan and pleasurable afternoon , street fairs! They are so much fun!! Booths full of great products and food. Street fairs can be visited most weekends.

New Yorker residents love , I mean really love their dogs and cats. They can be seen everywhere as you stroll the streets of Manhattan:

Here a pet dog takes a break as the baby gets a snack

Here a pet dogs take a break as the baby gets a snack

This little fella enjoys being carried around the city

This little fella enjoys being carried around the city

This is not an unusual sight in New York

This is a common sight in New York, tiny dogs in carry packs.

A happy city dog

A happy city dog joined owner on a trip to get groceries

You can see just about every breed of dog within one afternoon

You can see just about every breed of dog within one afternoon

Iconic NY, yellow cabs and dogs

Iconic NY, yellow cabs and dogs

This pampered Upper East Side pup just stepped out of his doorman high rise residence

This pampered Upper East Side pup just stepped out of his doorman high – rise residence

A sleepy Shibainu takes a break

A sleepy beautiful Shibainu takes a break

I wonder if these two are related. I meet brothers and sisters all the time.

I wonder if these two are related. I meet brothers and sisters all the time.

This is another special sight in New York, shop pets. Here is Judy who relaxes in her pet shop. She greets the customers with soft purrs and a dance around your feel. What a treat!

This is another special sight in New York, shop pets. Here is Judy who relaxes in her pet shop. She greets the customers with soft purrs and a dance around your feel. What a treat!

Hej Judy !

Hej Judy !

Here is a very special lady:

Ava Gardner

Ava Gardner

This is actually an common sight in Manhattan. There are special strollers made for dogs and I have seen them all over the city.

Ava Gardner was a rescue dog after being shot by NY police. When the policeman saw what has happened, felt awful and acted immediately. He quickly got this dog to the vet for treatment. This dog was lucky  to survive the shooting which left her with only 3 legs,  but even luckier to be adopted by Manhattan residents Nicky and her husband Michael.

There is a book”Chronic City” by Jonathan Lethem . “It is a work of fiction about new york city and there are several crazy prominent characters in it and ava is one of them.   The author fell in love with her classic pitbull grin and warmth “.

You can read a review of this book in this New York Times Review:http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/25/books/review/Cowles-t.html  

As you can see, at 7 years old, Ava Gardner is a very happy lady indeed as she views Manhattan’s sights from the comfort of her doggy stroller. Ava’s adopted daddy is a bookseller in Manhattan and here is a short film about him and his books:

http://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2011/07/12/the-secret-bookstore/

http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2011/theres-no-place-like-here-brazenhead-books/

Thank you Nicky for letting me take Ava Garner’s photo and thank you for sharing her story with me!

I hope you have enjoyed a tiny slice of New York , as seen through the eyes of a City Girl turned Country Gal on a visit to the City!

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