The Author has long been a fan of Legos and delights in discovering impressive Lego (and Lego-like) creations. Please recall Lego Lego Everywhere!
This Lego Lion in the New York Public Library, is rather majestic. His stone inspiration, Patience*, sits vigilant outside the Library.
An impressive likeness:
*His real name (well, longest standing name)! Mayor LaGuardia named the lions Patience and Fortitude–two virtues he said New Yorkers needed in order to endure the Great Depression.
Readers from the early days may remember ‘Wednesdays with Joan’, a semi-weekly installment of photographs from an album titled ‘Joan’s Youth’. The Author found the photo album at a shop in London a few years ago and enjoyed speculating wildly about Joan’s younger years: naming her companions, inventing love affairs and imagining various scenes for each photograph. The Author enthusiastically welcomes the musings of Readers.
Here we find two consecutive photographs of Joan and her two friends Luella (who has appeared frequently) and John (a newcomer to these pages, but obviously a familiar acquaintance):
The Author wonders about the Photographer’s directions between these two shots. ‘Look natural!’ ‘John, strike a pose! Yes, give the gals a little squeeze.’ John looks like an entirely different fellow in these few seconds apart.
A trip down memory lane…
Joan’s Jolly Summer Afternoon
Wednesdays with Joan: Countless Gentlemen and a Selection of Hat Stylings
Wednesdays With Joan: Introducing Robert and Eddy
Wednesdays with Joan: the Young Folk Gather
Wednesdays with Joan: Amusements and Automobiles
A helpful hint: click on the images to see them enlarged.
A few sartorial notes: John is power-clashing with a gingham shirt and tartan, and Luella’s flair overalls have a 1970′s feel to them.
This fellow, standing guard at the Green-Wood Cemetery, forgot to fully button up. That’s a rather permanent wardrobe malfunction! Or, perhaps, this undressed ‘look ‘ was in vogue with some mid-19th Century circles? His casual pose, jaunty hat angle and the drape of his coat suggest that the partial buttoning was intentional. Reader, how do you feel about this fashion statement?