Weekly Photo Challenge: Optimistic

If you’re in retail, you already know that it takes a certain amount of optimism just to stay in the game.  But add to that a cold December in New York City, a temporary tent, and goods that only big-city residents (not tourists) would carry home, and you have a renewed appreciation for those who remain optimistic enough to attempt selling goods outdoors in winter.

A rainbow of fresh pasta from this bundled up salesperson.

Fresh pasta at a sidewalk market, NYC

Anyone want fresh seafood from Long Island?

Seafood vendor, NYC

And someone was optimistic that a dog owner (of a big dog!!!) would want these bones.  Ya never know.  Put ’em out there.  Somebody’ll buy ’em.

Dog bones for sale in NYC

And optimism extended all the way to Chinatown.  Who wouldn’t want chestnuts just so they can roast them on an open fire?

Chestnut vendor, Chinatown, NYC

For more optimistic photos, check out the Weekly Photo Challenge: Optimistic.

And for more on New York City in December, check out our travel series: Christmas Holiday NYC. 

About Oh, the Places We See

Met at University of Tennessee, been married for 47 years, and still passionate about travel whether we're volunteering with Habitat Global Village, combining work at Discovery with pleasure, or just seeing the world. Hope you'll join us as we try to see it all while we can!
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18 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Optimistic

  1. Peta Kaplan says:

    Whatever it takes to keep warm. Chestnuts are up there for sure! Love Chinatown in any city. Next time try find a dim sum spot! Yum, that will warm you up fast!

    • Peta, we would love to have a dim sum recommendation. I never know which restaurants are reputable and which are not. So send ’em on. Thanks for reading/commenting! I’m thinking we’ll be making a return trip.

  2. Great photos for the challenge. I love roasted chestnuts. and the different colored pasta looks interesting. 🙂

  3. Had a Basset Hound once who absolutely loved big bones. For the first hour or two after I gave him one, he would just sit and growl over the bone. I never could figure out who he was growling at. Maybe he was daring the world to try and take it away from him. Then he would absolutely devastate the bone, and in a relatively short period of time. –Curt

  4. These are great from your trip to NYC. 🙂

  5. Sue says:

    Sorry, typo… Rusha

  6. Sue says:

    Great take on the theme, Arusha!

  7. Amy says:

    Love this array of optimism! Well done, Rusha! 🙂

  8. dawnkinster says:

    Wonderfully optimistic!

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