Turkish Breakfast Platter, then MoMA

Whether or not you are in New York City right now, you need to make a trip over to MoMA for the “Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography” exhibit. Hurry, it closes on April 4th.

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Believe me, it’s worth the effort (not to mention the incredible people watching that goes on there).

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The exhibit chronicles more than 200 works by notable women photographers from Moderism’s beginning to the present.

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Berenice Abbott, Julia Margaret Cameron, Ilse Bing, Tina Modotti, Rinanke Dijkstra (via multimedia player), Tiny Barney (again via multimedia player), and and and…I could go on. It may, however, be easier if you clicked over to MoMA and see for yourself.

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Since  you won’t want to miss these exhibits, Staging Action: Performance in Photography since 1960, Looking at Music 3.0, Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen, I recommend making a day of it. Before I forget, Sara Kate of the Kitchn recently wrote a fabulous post about Counter Space and her visit to MoMA, so if you absolutely can’t make it, at least read this.

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You may want to get an early start and stop for breakfast in Midtown. Gulluoglu Bakalava Cafe serves a hearty Turkish breakfast platter with your style of eggs, cucumbers, black and green olives, feta and kashkaval (creamy yellow sheep’s milk) cheeses along with Turkish coffee along with the baklava they’ve been making since 1871.

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Be sure to try the Visneli (sour cherry), Sutlu Nuriye (hazelnut and milk), and the Special (double pistachio) Baklava. One thing to avoid are their smoothies, unless you’re in the mood for a 7-11 slurpie with fruit concentrate and day-glo fruit syrup.

If you happen to spend the day with a toddler who happens to wake up in the middle of the Photography exhibit, be prepared for a swift exit and to plan a future trip.

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Let’s just say, I’m going back.


  1. says

    Looks like a fantastic exhibit, I hope it makes its way over to the west coast for a showing. The Turkish cafe sounds wonderful. My father is from Greece and their cuisines are very similar. So many fun and delicious flavors!

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