On the Streets of New York, a tree struggles against his iron fetters, as his captor twists and turns in an effort to keep him restrained.
I reckon that, in the long run, the tree will prevail.
Diligent Readers might recall earlier trees struggling against Mankind’s shackles.
The Author is positively enamored of this early 19th Century writing table, created by the workshop of Duncan Phyfe and found at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Elaborate interior workings! Hidden panels! Unexpected drawers! Think of the organization opportunities, and what a handsome piece of furniture.
Readers might remember the Author’s admiration of Tejo Remy’s overly complicated, slightly jumbled Curious Chest of Drawers, as seen in Brooklyn, London and Stockholm. The Author thinks Remy’s drawers belong in the same place of her heart as the Phyfe work table.
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.