Monday, May 30, 2016

a bouquet of blue balloons


I could make up some romantic story about 
the 
balloons, but they all say "Team Kenneth Cole," 
so my best guess is that this spot near the
Conservatory Gardens in Central Park was the starting
point for a run for charity.  Lots of companies 
in NYC do that (mine included).

[Linking back to Blue Monday at Backyard Neighbor.]

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Shadow Shot Sunday


Another image from Manus x Machina, on
display at The Metropolitan Museum of Art until
mid-August.  These gorgeous gowns are
from Christian Dior, c. early 1950s

(and both great examples of the postwar 
exuberance in fashion).

[To see more Sunday shadows, go here.]

Saturday, May 28, 2016

The Weekend in Black and White


"He who plants a tree is a servant of God.
He provides a kindness for many generations, and
faces that he has not seen shall bless him.
Henry Van Dyke

[To see more b/w shots, visit Dragonstar's meme.]

Friday, May 27, 2016

moon over Manhattan


When I came out of the Metropolitan Museum
last Friday, the moon—big and hazy— 
was rising over the city.

[To see more Skywatch pics from
around the world, go here.]

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Thursday Challenge—"barrier"


When you ride a boat along the Canal St. Martin,
in Paris,  you do it for the experience—not to 

get anywhere fast.  Those locks take their sweet 
time filling up to the proper level . . .


but eventually the gates open
and the barrier is breached.


To see more of the Thursday Photo
Challenge, visit Dale's meme.]

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

ABC Wednesday—T is for "Tiffany"


Three turn-of-the-century Tiffany lamps
on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art:
a chandelier with "blossom globes,"
a standing lamp with a peony shade, and a
table lamp with a lotus shade.  I hope that whoever

got to live with these lamps at the time
had the good grace to fully appreciate them!
(Louis Comfort Tiffany made the little 
oak and bronze table too.)

[To see more ABC posts, go here.]

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

"Transitional Object (PsychoBarn)"


That's the title of this art installation currently
on the roof of the Met.  The artist,
Cornelia Parker, got her inspiration partly
from the house in the movie Psycho—and like
that movie-set one, this is also unfinished on two sides.

[Linking back to Ruby Tuesday and Our World Tuesday.]