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Crickets And Mealworms: A Sustainable Protein I Would Never...And I Mean NEVER Eat!

I just recently discovered a faaaabulous new market not far from where I live called, Mom's Organic Market, where I enjoy picking up food odds and ends.

Now before I get into this post, I want to let you know that I'm not at all a health fanatic or a person who eats ONLY organic. Nor am I vegan, fat-free, sugar-free, salt-free, or gluten-free. However, I do eat a balanced diet, and food that is well-prepared. I eat anything I want, but in moderation. And that's not something I consciously do to be a healthier person, it's simply the way I've always eaten.

I eat like a true Italian, enjoying my food with a tremendous amount of passion. And I eat without any guilt.

Eating to me is not something I do just to satisfy my hunger, I eat because I enjoy "the experience" of eating. And those of you who also have a passion for food understand what I'm talking about, I'm sure.

Central Park West And New York City's Landmark, The Dakota

After my visit to Top of the Rock, I decided to take a walk through Central Park and stop by the gorgeous New York City landmark apartment building, The Dakota, to get some photographs. It's funny though because when I lived in NYC back in the 70's-80's, I simply took this iconic marker for granted. I had several friends who lived on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, so I walked past it quite often; never giving it a second glance.

The Dakota was infamous for housing many celebrities. Past celebrities include:

Film actress, Lauren Bacall
Composer, Leonard Bernstein
Singer, Rosemary Clooney
Comedian, Gilda Radner
Singer/Actress, Judy Garland

The Dakota was also the film location for Roman Polanski's chilling movie, Rosemary's Baby

Top Of The Rock, At Last!

Well, I did it. Last Wednesday I went to TOP OF THE ROCK!!!!

I've been wanting to do this forever, so you can imagine how excited I was to get there; finally go to the top; and then look out over my favorite city while clicking my Canon. Which by the way, I took well over a hundred clicks.

Let me just say that the day was gorgeous. Well...gorgeous to me, anyway. It was sunny and briskly cold (37 degrees). A perfect day for not only taking pictures 872 feet above the ground, but also for walking around the city for eight hours.

The Iconic Photograph: Lunch Atop A Skyscraper

One night last week while searching online for information about Rockefeller Center, I accidentally stumbled upon a photograph that I knew I had seen before but never gave it much attention. Yet, when I saw it this time, I felt very drawn to click on the image so that I could find out more about it.

Let me first say that the reason I was searching for Rockefeller Center is because I plan on visiting its three observation decks sometime soon; therefore, I needed to find out about the tours they offer and ticket prices. In all the years that I lived in New York, going to the Top of the Rock was one attraction I had never experienced. I'd been to the top of The Empire State Building, The Statue of Liberty, and The World Trade Center, but never the top of Rockefeller. However lately, I've been reading posts written by many New York City photographers who have said that the best view of Manhattan is from the Top of the Rock. And the reason is that because of where the building is positioned on the island, you can evenly see all of Upper and Lower Manhattan, which includes all the iconic New York City landmark buildings without anything blocking your view.

So, either this month or next, I'll be visiting the top of Rockefeller Center with my camera in hand, and I can't wait!