It shows a ‘working guy’ walking through the wooden doors of Mike’s as the sun starts to fall in the sky, and the Hanover Street traffic is reflected in the big plate glass windows. Work is over for today – it’s time for a dolce!
He’s in search of some Italian pastry, and he’s the only one going in at the moment – plenty of people have never seen such a circumstance at the entrance of Mike’s! It’s certainly rare, but it can be seen if it’s the right season and the right time of day. (I think this was October, at about 4pm.)
The warm sunlight produces cool, raking shadows in the early fall evening, and the low angle of the setting sun throws rooftop shadows around the windows in the upper right corner of the background.
The thickly applied oil paint and the glossy varnish makes this little canvas a sort of jewel that focuses attention into a small space, and perhaps reminds the viewer of a time or two when they also were “Going for Some Pastry at Mike’s”.