Circle Face paid a visit last week and we took a day trip to Coney Island which I believe was both our first times rolling through. All walks of (scary) life are ever present and yet the whole family can have a blast without much trouble. We went to a really bad sideshow where the environment was making me feel horrible more so than the freakish acts taking place on stage.
Walking along the pier I couldn’t help but think about the history of the park and the years of life it has seen. I remember a few years back a scare that it was to be shut down, and I am glad to see it didn’t. To lose a historical site like that would be such a foolish thing to do and we know New York has lost some major historical sites in the past.
Circleface in New York - 5 Photos
Yesterday was a day of international experiences, something extremely easy to do in New York. Unfortunately I didn’t have my camera on me in the early part of the day, and then it wouldn’t work in the later evening for some reason. Either way, what I was most excited about was our visit to the Asia Society & the surprise visit to my favorite noodle house in New York, Minca.
We started our day, post bachelor party, at the best Mexican Restaurant in Brooklyn Matamoros for some Chilaquiles + tacos. Then a quick run home for a shower and off to the city we went.
Our goal was to hit a few museums, but since the day started a bit late we headed straight to The Asia Society for Yoshitomo Nara’s newest installation, Nobody’s Fool. The exhibit was great. It was so cool to see so many familiar works in person. Nara’s heavy influence from music was prominently displayed with a lot of the pieces quoting lyrics from songs. My favorite large piece was an array of 100 albums he selected where a lot of his inspiration is drawn from. One of the albums on display was San Antonio’s Sir Douglas Quintet “1+1+1=4”. Pretty amazing a band from my home town made it’s way across the water to Japan to influence one of my favorite artists.
After a walk through of the gift shop, we walked back downtown for some dinner at Minca. XXXchange took me here last year and I was floored by the vegetarian ramen. SO GOOD! Circleface opted for the chicken & pork ramen that was definitely a lot more colorful than mine, but she favored my broth…if you know what I mean.
After dinner we went to Veniero’s for some dessert. We shared a mini vanilla cannoli + mini pumpkin cheese cake. No pics, bummer.
Then more Japanese fun at Uniqlo. Fun day.