Through My Lens : Recently

World Trade Center, New YorkA view of downtown Manhattan from Chelsea before the sunset. The new World Trade Center is a rather majestic presence in the skyline. I look forward to seeing it when walking south on my way home now.
Sky Reflector Net Fulton Center
The Sky Reflector Net design of the roof of the newly opened Fulton Center transit hub looks so modern and cool.It was also designed with a real practical purpose in mind.
Fall color
Fall color
Fall color
Fall color
Appreciating the splendid colors of fall.
Asian Food, Chinese Vegetarian Dish
Shanghai Bok Choy and Enoki Mushrooms sautéed with garlic is my go-to vegetable dish at home lately. Got the idea for this after having watercress with enoki at Shanghai Garden but they made it a tad bland and watery. I think a sweeter green actually works better. Let me know if you'd like to see a recipe post for this dish.
Asian Food at home
We usually mass wrap a batch of dumplings when it starts getting cold to have throughout the winter. The filling is a mixture of ground pork, beef, chives, cabbage, onion, garlic and shitake mushroom. There are over 200 sitting in our freezer now and we made ones for boiling and frying this time.
Nish Nush NYC
Satisfied a falafel craving with the Popeye Delight from Nish Nush. This delicious flavorbomb is a spinach and mushroom falafel with red cabbage and spinach.
Someone might be trying to hide the fact that she needs a haircut by putting a hat on it.

55 comments

Sonia De Macedo said...

Yes. Please post the recipe for that divine bok choy dish! Om nom nom! BTW I need a haircut too but my hair is way to long to disguise under a hat lol. Any suggestions!?

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Anonymous said...

Great NY and food photos. Can't wait to be back.

Lilli said...

Morning Rowena! Oh, waking up and seeing a beautiful pic of NYC is so great! How much want to be there now!:) Your shot of WTC is fantastic. Beautiful autumn colors, your recipe sounds delicious, you know Im vegetarian and always curious about Asian dishes. Oh 200 dumplings? A huge stock!:) You look so sweet in the last pic, is always nice to see a photo of you!:) Have a lovely week ahead, hugs! xo

Monica L said...

You always take such a beautiful photos Rowena and the food looks so delicious!:)

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Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

Love, love, love all the macro fall photography, makes me want to go outside more, which is saying a lot since when the temperatures drop I tend to develop shut-in tendencies ;-)

The Shanghai Bok Choy and Enoki Mushrooms sautéed with garlic sounds delicious! I eat a lot more cooked veggies than raw in fall and winter, and I am always looking for new and interesting flavor combinations. Would love a recipe!

Kizzy Von Doll said...

These are gorgeous pictures doll, amazing. You look gorgeous in the last picture, love your hat, so sweet :))) Beautiful you :) xx

Royal Wang said...

Wow your lens so beautiful thanks for sharing because i do wanna live in NYC

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Jackie Harrison said...

Beautiful picture of the Tower, The recipe of bok choy yes please share I will love to try it and doll you look great.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it amazing how such simple every days can look SO beautiful? Lovely shots!

Elle Sees said...

always love your pics!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

O gorgeous. What a lovely time.

Emmylou said...

Another gorgeous collection of shots, Rowena:) And yay for that lovely shot of you. *whispers* I wear hats too for that reason.

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love these pictures! :)
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Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

Beautiful photos! x

Maru Ramirez said...

Such beautiful photos Rowena! :)

Stanislava E. said...

I have only seen you once in your past post from your holiday! It's so nice seeing you, lovely hat, btw! Your photos are truly inspiring! And you are such a lucky to live in NYC! I would like to see the receipt! Thanks.

Simera H said...

You take amazing photos hun. I love the view of Manhattan.
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Maggie Dallospedale said...

OMG Rowena
so amazing photos
kisses
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Cheryl van den Berg said...

The new WTC does look stunning. Wonderful and beautiful photography dear!

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Marcela Gmd said...

I LOVE NY!!!!!! lovely photos, dear Rowena!!!
Have a good week!!! my g+ and like's for you!!!

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My Garden Diaries said...

I love when you do these posts! The World Trade Center does look magical! Your first photo just took my breath away! And the food!!! Those dumplings look outstanding....I would eat it all! And your autumn foliage just makes me feel calm. The colors you picked up in those branches are like no other! And how cute are you!! The hat......PERFECTION!!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Rowena! Nicole xoxo

Jane said...

oh my gosh! dumplings galore! love you made a bunch of them! :)

Kim Alston said...

it's a beautiful hat rowena! the color looks so pretty on you and YOU DO TO! SMILE it always amazes how dumplings are made. it's a true art. your pictures are so beautiful. it's like i can taste, smell and feel through your pics. love them!
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SHE Jenmarie said...

What gorgeous photos! You know, I don't know the last time I had a dumpling. I can't even remember what it tastes like! Your hot pink beanie is too cute :)

miss b said...

Your photos are just stunning and I especially like the one of the roof at the Fulton Center. i also love the colours of autumn which you have captured with the leaves and your hat is such a bright cheerful shade of pink.

Nicky mywishstyle said...

I love rhe autumn color of this post Rowena! Beautiful rhe last picture!

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Style and Paper said...

Beautiful photos!!!

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Paola Lauretano said...

Lovely pics Rowena and you are so beautiful in the last one!!!!
Happy new week!

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Shireen L. Platt said...

Definitely a YES to the recipe, please! I love the pictures that you've taken, great photography, Rowena and how beautiful you look in the last picture! Wish you post more pictures of yourself in the future, I love seeing the person behind the blog. xx

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Gabrielle said...

Fantastic photography - the world through your lens is truly a wonderful place; the colours in particular are so striking! I love your bright pink beanie by the way, haha and whether you need a haircut or not, the beanie distracts from the issue!! ;)

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Ivana Split said...

Seeing these pics was really a joy...it also made me a bit hungry...not literally because it is almost midnight and as I'm visiting my family you better believe there is no place in my tummy whatsoever...but I'm sure images of this food will make me a very hungry girl when I wake up:)

You look adorable with that beanie...good hair accessory (and as it gets cold it's usually the hat) is a girl's best friend!

thank you for sharing all these awesome photos!

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Diva In Me said...

Ooo...Your Shanghai bok choi and mushroom looked so good!! Makes me feel like eating Chinese food now =D

honestly, b. said...

These photos are beautiful! I love all the colors you captured of fall. It's crazy how fast they disappear, so it's only right to take lots of photos :) All that food looks delicious, especially that felafel!

Alicia Mackin said...

I have been meaning to get down to Fulton Center and see this dome. I know the tower is so close to where I work I see it every day. But makes me think of that day. Could not imagine working there then.

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libys11 said...

you take such sharp images and amazing points of view!!! great photography!

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Anna said...

Love your photos! Also, those dumplings look bomb! ^o^

mandy said...

Yes! Recipe please :D
My family has never made dumplings from scratch before...seems like a good project to tackle on a cold day.

trishie said...

Oh my those dumplings! It's been a long since I made them from scratch and such a good idea to make a big batch. You look great in that beanie!

Leslie said...

You are so darn cute! Wonderful Fall post .. love all your photos and YES post your recipes!
xxleslie

Angel Pinkoolaid said...

beautiful photos <3

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JeannLiew | Luminnej said...

I have always enjoyed your "through my lens" blog post! This one is no different. The sky ceiling of Fulton Center looks interesting. That goes to show that some times, we need to look up to find something pretty *_^

Falafel is something new to me, have not heard or eaten one but it sure looks yummilicious! and boy, you do know how to fold dumplings and make them look so delicious.

You are seriously making me hungry already as the rain has just stopped pouring here and it's close to dinner time already! gosh, I better get cooking soon *_^

Take good care, Rowena. You look lovely though trying hiding your hair, ahaha

Cheers,
Jeann

Corinne said...

Stunning photos! I bet there's so many beautiful pictures take in NY!

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Monica G. M said...

That Sky Reflector Net design is fabulous. And now you've made me crave falafel lol

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Mira Devils said...

Wow the new World Trade Center looks stunning! What a view. I wish I had the same. Please share the recipe. It looks so delicious. You look beautiful with the cute pink hat. I'm going to the hair dresser tomorrow. Happy Tuesday Rowena!!

xx

FASHION TALES said...

Wonderful photos Rowena. I am blown away by the Sky Reflector Net design. Marvellous views. Enjoy your week dear. xx/Madison
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Rebeca Muñoz López said...

Hi Rowena! New York must be amazing in autumm, yes! shared you recipe please! Always is inetresting for me discover new recipes, cute pic of you :)

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Beauty Unearthly said...

What a great collection of pictures! kisses

Lenya said...

These photos are beautiful girl. You are a great photographer. Thx for sharing.
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oomph. said...

i wear a lot of ponytails and buns when i'm in need of a haircut! thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures.

Diana Ashuayem said...

Stunning photos, you are a great photographer!! Nice pic of you.
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Sera Brand said...

wow really great photos! I love the images of the leaves. <3

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Michelle Nahom said...

I'll take any of your recipes!! I am loving hats lately too, and I am often tempted to hide my hair when I need a haircut!

Keisha | The Girl Next Door is Black said...

That bok choy dish looks amazing. Nice collection of photos. I visited NY a few weeks ago and got to see the new tower. It's awe-inspiring.