Friday, July 13, 2007

Williamsburg Bound

The bicycle and pedestrian path on the Williamsburg Bridge has these vivid pink transverse beams. Of course, I want to make a salad about this view. I would use these radishes, of course, but what else? Lavender?

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Anonymous venerable guy said...

Is the pinkness new? I don't remember ever seeing it before.

9:31 PM  
Anonymous venmum said...

I was delighted by your wanting to make a salad of these colors, primarily because of the beautiful blue sky.

When I was around seven or eight my mother and i made a birthday cake for my father. The icing was chocolate (of course), but what color to make the decoration? There wasn't a moment of doubt in my mind: "Blue!"

To my astonishment, my mother nixed the idea. "If you stop to think about it," she reminded me, "nothing we eat is blue."

I realized she was right. (I did think momentarily of blueberries, but I somehow realized they were irrelevant.) Nevertheless, I felt in a larger sense she was wrong. What I was really thinking was,

"The sky is blue -- and I WANT to eat it!"

Many years later, I read Virginia Woolf's ORLANDO, in which there's a lovely dialogue between a very romantic English poet and a very down-to-earth Turk about whether it is or is not ridiculous to say about the color of the sky,

"How good to eat!"

10:43 PM  
Anonymous rubychard said...

i love the shocking pink of that bridge: also, how wide open it feels, without being as crowded as the brooklyn.

my williamsburg bridge salad would contain watermelon, mostly, with some of those small blue pansies for garnish. still, i'm not sure how to replicate the geometry of your photo, or the other, less brilliant colors.

now, of course, i'm thinking about a trio of bridge salads: williamsburg, manhattan, and brooklyn, where overall mood and ethos would have as much relevance to ingredients as appearance. hmm: perhaps a project.

12:34 PM  
Blogger the chocolate lady מרת שאקאלאד said...

venerable guy,
The beams have been painted pink ever since this path was rebuilt around 2000.

how lovely. I was not familiar with the passage from Orlando.

watermelon! what a great idea. I am thinking I can maybe be yoytse with a blue platter--do you think so?
I love your idea for a trio of bridge salads.

11:01 AM  
Anonymous rubychard said...

a blue platter would *totally* work: it would also allow you to arrange your pieces of watermelon geometrically. so yes.

3:05 PM  

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