Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Little Green Men & Women - WALK Lights Around the World + Summer Fizz Cocktail

Andorra - Above is the beautiful design of the WALK lights in The Principality of Andorra, a microstate in Southwestern Europe bordered by Spain and France.

"WALK" lights 
as Street Art!

Pictured are some interesting "WALK" lights from various cities around the world. Enjoy these different icons, which all graphically say: "CROSS NOW!"

Antwerp, Belgium - the capital of the Antwerp province of Flanders

Chamalieres, France - about 150 miles east of Lyon.

Amersfoort, Holland - a medieval city in the province of Utrecht in central Netherlands.

Odense, Denmark - east of Copenhagen on the island of Funen.

Dresden, Germany - the capital of the Free State of Saxony, near the Czech border.

Kawagoe, Japan - "Little Edo" a castle town during the 17th century Edo Period, 30 minutes by train from Tokyo.

Corunna, Spain - an Atlantic Ocean coastal beach destination, & city, in N/W Spain.

London, England - the capital of the United Kingdom.

Mexico City, Mexico - capital of Mexico and the seat of the federal powers of the Mexican Union.

Mysore, India - the second-largest city in the Indian State of Karnataka.

Warsaw, Poland - the capital and largest city of Poland.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - "Rio" is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro and the second largest city in Brazil. The Corcovado, meaning "hunchback" in Portuguese, is the mountain in central Rio, topped with the statue of "Christ the Redeemer", Brazil's best known tourist attraction.

Taipei, Taiwan (Republic of China) - the political, economic, and cultural capital of the island of Taiwan.

(Source: These images were on a construction fence and photographed as street art in NYC the site is across from 100 Church Street. Photography shown was taken by Jack A. Atkinson, © 2012 all rights reserved.)

1/4 of a seedless watermelon, 
diced into cubes
2 limes, juiced
1 12 oz can of Ginger Ale
4 cubes of frozen watermelon, for garnish or
4 Lime wedges, for garnish
Gin (for the adult version - 1 jigger gin for each 8 oz glass)

1) Puree the cubes of watermelon in a blender (strain if you desire, I didn't) Blend in lime juice. 
2) Pour the Ginger Ale into the blender, stir.
3) Fill two 8 oz glasses with ice.  
4) Pour the watermelon FIZZ to fill each glass. 
5) For the adult version add one jigger of Gin to each Glass and Stir.
6) Garnish with a frozen cube of watermelon or a slice of lime.
(Makes 4 drinks - An Atkinson Family Cookbook recipe)

It's Vacation Time
Remember when flying was fun
and they served food?

Baked Alaska served on the Cunard Line.
Photo by Sara Clemence courtesy of The Wall Street Journal

Writer Sara Clemence just published a story in the Wall Street Journal comparing the joys of the food, the rest and the spa time onboard a transatlantic ocean voyage to Europe vs. the unpleasant endless flight, resulting in losing a day to jet lag. The cost can be close to the same and if you've got the time - an ocean liner is the only way to go for a European vacation. Read the rest of the story at the link below.

Until later,


ARTSnFOOD, is an online publication "In the Pursuit of Happiness, Art and Food". All rights reserved. Concept & Original Text © Copyright 2012 Jack A. Atkinson under all International intellectual property and copyright laws. All gallery and museum photo taken with permission. Images © individual artists, fabricators, respective owners or assignees.


  1. Hi Jack,
    Enjoyed the article on traveling via Queen Mary 2 instead of plane.

  2. Hey Jack,

    I enjoyed all the walk signs - that was interesting. The recipe looks good too!