We spent a bitter-cold February weekend visiting New York City and Broadway - here, a snowy evening in Times Square.
From New Years 2015-16
Truffles and other local delicacies in Mercato Centrale - Florence
A seafood vendor in Mercato Centrale - Florence
Gold and jewelry shops adorn the Ponte Vecchio - Florence
Snow in Times Square, New York City.
From New York City
Apple Store, Fifth Avenue, New York City.
Frozen beverages on a food cart in New York City.
Teddy Roosevelt in the snow outside Museum of Natural History, New York City.
Two boys pause from selling coconuts, peanuts, and other snacks. Every peanut seller has a smoking pot -- to warm the peanuts? (New Delhi)
From India January best
A vendor makes chappatis in a roadside stall in New Delhi.
From India January
A sidewalk snack vendor in New Delhi.
Women buying fresh fruit on a Sunday morning in New Delhi.
A vendor makes chappatis by slapping them on the inside of the hot oven. (New Delhi)
A vendor of fried snacks along the street in New Delhi.
Cauvery crafts emporium (MG Road & Brigade Rd). There are thousands of carvings!
From India Bangalore
John, Mara, and Andy shop for snacks at their favorite shop on the IISc campus.
Sandarshini Sweet Shoppe, on Sampige Road, is a great place for sweets.
A rainbow of wool shawls.
From India Madurai streets
A vendor sells traditional offerings for people to bring to the goddess inside the temple.
This stall sells oil lamps used for prayer.
From a tiny stall Pam selects a shirt design - then a fabric - and the vendor will arrange for it to be cut and sewn (on site) within 2 hours.
Pam and Mara examine bangles at one stall. Madurai, India.
One of the many men with foot-powered sewing machines making clothing to order, in the market near the temple.
From India Mumbai
Crawford Market, South Mumbai; once grand, always busy, now a bit tired.
Crawford Market; the kids examine the puppies at the pet store.
Crawford Market is packed with stalls selling everything you can imagine.
We buy mangos at Crawford Market; the old man at center adopted us and took us around the market place; he called himself "Papa".
Pam buys spices at Crawford Market, South Mumbai
Crawford Market, South Mumbai; you can get every sort of fruit, veg, meat, spices, candy, housewares, and even pets.
We bought a new Kashmiri carpet for our house.
Kirti takes Pam and Mara shopping for fancy dresses.