A stubborn tree rebuffs the attempted approach of an iron fence.
To celebrate National Dog Day, the Author (who once penned a poem titled ‘I am a Dog Loving Fourth Grader’) would like to share some of the beloved pups she’s met in her day.
Honorable mention Macduff, Goose, Eli, Lindy, Clare and the many other dogs the Author has adored but of whom she doesn’t have photos readily available.
And a few previous pup posts to peruse (couldn’t resist the alliteration):
Omama Greets a Dalmation
A Pup Who Frequents Picnics and Military Camps
An Uninterested Afghan Hound
Omama’s Unidentified Childhood Dog
Midtown West might be one of a most miserable sectionS of Manhattan–a perfect storm of commuters’ aggressive sidewalk maneuvers and tourists’ dawdling and map unfolding in the hellish triangle of Times Square, Port Authority and Penn Station–but here and there one can find bits of charming details from the pre-glass highrise era.
One such detail is the Garment Wear Arcade on West 36th Street by 8th Avenue: an unusual Medieval/Renaissance-y typography (the Author is open to more qualified guesses), decorative cast iron grate and odd collection of words. Garment Wear Arcade? In any case, there are some things worth slowing down and looking up for.
The Author took a stroll along East 38th Street in Manhattan, craning her neck upwards to view curiosities on high, of which there are certainly plenty.
The author wonders: why does this former carriage house feature a bust of a bulldog at the top? The horses flanking the entrance make sense, but the bulldog perplexes (but delights!) her. Another curiosity: the house has undergone a very interesting interior conversion, which has been characterized as ‘Miami Vice meets Bond villain‘. A slight departure from the Flemish exterior, to be sure.
The Art Deco Towne House apartment building is more spectacular the higher you look, with very cheerfully colored details on the tower.
Superior detail photo borrowed from NewYorkitecture.com:
Here we have the Jolly Madison hotel. Horrible name, but lovely Italianate tower. The Author’s new favorite website, NewYorkitecture, has links to a 1924 New York Times advertisement and an undated but probably 1920s photograph from the New York Library Digital Collection of the building, originally the ‘New York Fraternity Clubs Building’.
The Corinthian apartment building certainly isn’t lacking in bay windows and reminds the author of the ‘corncob’ buildings in Chicago (formally known as Marina City)